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Europa 2015 – Norway

Europa 2015 - Norway

Norway post issued two stamps featuring Anne dolls and Tomte toy cars under Europa 2015 with theme of Old toys. Girls growing up in the 1950s and 1960s dreamed about the Anne doll. I remember that my mother won an …

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Norwegian Lighthouses IV

Norwegian Lighthouses IV

Norway post issued a set of four postage stamps in the series “Lighthouses”. Kvitsoy Lighthouse, Rogaland Established in 1700, automated in 1969. Outside of Stavanger is a lighthouse that for more than 300 years has made it safer to sail …

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Christmas 2011 – Norway

Norway post issued a set of stamps featuring children with Christmas cards, the predominant Norway’s Christmas gnome. When Christmas celebrations focusing on children and family grew in popularity, romantic Christmas traditions came to the fore, particularly Christmas Eve customs. Going …

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University of Oslo bicentenary

After the Danish King decided in 1629 that priests in the Danish-Norwegian church had to pass a university examination in theology, students flocked from Norway to the university in Copenhagen. The expense of studying in Denmark was a heavy burden …

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Posthorn – Norway

Norwegian post issued a set of three stamps in the world’s longest-running definitive series posthorn. Norwegian post offices were informed in a circular dated 16 December 1871 that a red 3 skilling stamp would go into circulation in January 1872.

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