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					 SUBSCRIPTION MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS OF GREENLAND STAMPS • V O L . 1 0 • N O . 3 • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 0 5




Robert E. Peary   White-tailed Eagles   Present for Mr Bush   100th Anniversary   Edible Plants   Stamp of the Year
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DEAR READER




              In Greenland we have had a short, but warm        more about this inside the magazine.                          attention to our new book coming at the end
              summer. During the brief period of the            It gives food for thought how many new                        of the year »PARCEL POSTAGE in Greenland
              midnight sun we delighted in the fiords being      details of cultures worldwide are actually                    1905 - 2005«. The book contains an excellent
              navigable and ice and snow being absent           illustrated by countless stamp designs.                       historic account of these special stamps and
              from our shores for a while. Now, as daylight     Philately is diverse and colourful and at the                 their great importance.
              is receding, we are beginning to spend more       same time a wonderful forum for study. Not                    The last Greenland issue of the year will also
              and more time indoors, like everywhere in the     surprisingly, philately is and will remain the                include the second part of our very popular
              northern hemisphere. Snow has not yet fallen      most popular hobby of the world. No amount                    series featuring edible plants, as well as our
              in large quantities, but this will be only a      of EDP or computers will change that. I there-                beautiful Christmas stamps. Finally, as always,
              matter of weeks.                                  fore predict most favourable conditions for                   we are rounding off the philatelic year with
              In other words a new season for stamps and        philately in the future as a desirable »sanctu-               our year pack which, as usual, contains all the
              philately is upon us, and not only in             ary« in an ever-changing world.                               stamps and souvenir
              Greenland. The various clubs, societies and       Just over 100 years ago many people doubt-                    sheets issued this year.
              small and large exhibitions are beginning to      lessly also felt that things were moving fast. In
              hum again after the summer break.                 this respect the American Robert E. Peary's                   Enjoy the magazine!
              In this issue of Greenland Collector we are       quest to reach the North Pole was a milestone
              pleased to present a very interesting article     with regard to man's feasible activities in the               Sincerely,
              about white-tailed eagles in Greenland. We        very severest parts of our globe. The issue of
              are also supplying further information about      the famous PARCEL POST stamps, also 100                       Søren Rose
              the birthday present with a Greenlandic           years ago, was ominous of a new era in                        Philatelic Manager
              flavour with which the Danish Prime Minister       Greenland. Both themes are featured on the
              presented the President of the United States      stamps of our next issue on 31st October. In
              during his brief visit to Denmark in July. Read   this connection I would like to draw your

                                                                           Publisher: POST Greenland
                                                                     Customer Service: POST Greenland, Filatelia, Box 121
                                                                                       3913 Tasiilaq, Grønland
                                                                                       Phone: +45 7026 0550, and +299 98 11 55
                                                                                       Fax: +299 98 14 32
                                                                                Email: stamps@tele.gl
                                                                             Website: www.stamps.gl
                                                                              Editors: Søren Rose, ansv.; Lene Skov Meyhoff, Holger Amelung,
                                                                                       Pertti Frandsen, Søren Nicolaj Korshøj
                                                                              Layout: Datagraf
                                                                             Printing: Datagraf
                                                                                 ISSN: 1397-8632
                                                                         Cover Photo: SCANPIX
                             EXPEDITIONS IN
                             GREENLAND III
                             - The Arctic Explorer Robert E. Peary
                                                                                                                                               01100351
TEXT BY: LENE SKOV MEYHOFF




                             On 31st October 2005 POST Greenland is             which he brought his famous meteorites back to                 Expeditions in Greenland III
                             continuing its popular expedition series – this    the United States.                                             - Robert E. Peary
                             time with a stamp and a souvenir sheet             In 1908 he set out on his eighth and final quest                DKK 27.50
                             featuring the famous American Arctic Explorer      for the North Pole.                                            31.10.2005
                             and American Naval Admiral, Robert E. Peary        He set off from Ellesmere Island together with                 40 stamps per sheet
                             (1856 - 1920).                                     the renowned Arctic Explorer, Matthew Henson                   Format: F-horizontal                                                      3
                             As a young civil engineer Robert E. Peary joined   and four Inuit, and on 6th April 1909 they                     Printing method: Steel Engraving
                             the U.S. Navy and for several years served in      were the first people to reach the North Pole.                  Paper: TR4 yellow fluorescent
                             Nicaragua, where he was engaged in making          The same year Frederick Cook, his previous ship's              Engraving: Martin Mörck
                             surveys for the Nicaragua Canal.                   surgeon, claimed that he had reached the North                 Outside measurements:
                             The young Robert E. Peary was, however, also       Pole in 1908. This resulted in a long and                      33.44 mm x 28.84 mm
                             extremely interested in the Arctic, and in 1886    extremely bitter controversy; but Robert E.
                             he set out on his first journey to Northern         Peary was later recognised as the first explorer
                             Greenland. On this, his first Arctic expedition     to set foot on the North Pole, an honour, for
                             he ventured as far as 190 km into the area of      which he had paid a high price. On his expedi-      Third souvenir folder in POST
                             the Greenlandic Ice Cap.                           tion in search of the North Pole in 1900 his toes   Greenland's popular expedition series
                             In 1891 - 1892, having secured leave of absence    froze, and eight of them had to be amputated.       The third issue in POST Greenland's popular expedition
                             from the Navy, he led an expedition to             Peary Land was discovered by and named after        series features the famous Arctic Explorer, Robert E.
                             Greenland for scientific research and further       Robert E. Peary, who believed it to be an island.   Peary.
                             exploration of this, at the time, more or less     Peary Land is a peninsula in Northern               The souvenir sheet of this issue will also be available in
                             unknown territory. In 1892 he walked with          Greenland with Cape of Morris Jesup, the            this beautiful souvenir folder.
                             the Norwegian Eivind Astrup over the               northernmost point of Greenland, located            Apart from the souvenir sheet, this folder contains
                             northernmost part of the Ice Cap from              on 83.39 degrees northern latitude. The             much interesting information about Robert E. Peary as
                             Inglefield Bay to Navy Cliff at the inside of       northernmost part of the desert peninsula           well as many beautiful illustrations.
                             Independence Fiord, which, on this occasion,       consists of mountains of over 2000 metres.          Pre-order POST Greenland's new souvenir folder
                             he discovered.                                                                                         »Expeditions in Greenland III - Robert E. Peary« now!
                             On this expedition he also undertook a long
                             sled journey to the north-eastern coast of
                             Greenland, where he explored the territory
                                                                                                                                                                                                           P E A R Y




                             which was later named after him – Peary Land.                                                            EKSPEDITIONER I GRØNLAND III – Polarforskeren Robert E. Peary

                                                                                                                                      EXPEDITIONS IN GREENLAND III – The Arctic Explorer Robert E. Peary
                                                                                                                                                                                                           E .




                                                                                                                                      EXPEDITIONEN IN GRÖNLAND III – Polarforscher Robert E. Peary
                                                                                                                                                                                                           R O B E R T




                             Robert E. Peary was the first to prove that
                             Greenland is an island and to confirm the              01106351
                                                                                                                                      E ROBRE R
                                                                                                                                                      N O R D P O L E N S

                             northerly extension of Greenland. On his              Souvenir Sheet
                             travels Robert E. Peary made many interesting         Expeditions i Greenland III                      01303025
                             ethnological and meteorological observations,         - Robert E. Peary                                Souvenir Folder
                             which were carefully recorded.                        DKK 27.50                                        »Expeditions i Greenland III
                             This important exploration was continued on           Issue date: 31.10.2005                           - Robert E. Peary«
                             new expeditions from 1893 - 95 as well as two         Printing method: Steel Engraving
                                                                                                                                    Issue Date: 31.10.2005
                             summer expeditions in 1896 and 1897, from             Paper: TR4 yellow fluorescent
                                                                                                                                    DKK 27.50
                                            White-tailed Eagles in
                                            Greenland - before and now

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo: Søren Rose




                                            It has become easier to appreciate the white-tailed eagle as these birds, also
                                            in this country, have become less shy. Read here why!
TEXT BY FRANK WILLE AND OLE ZEEB ANDERSEN




                                            The Greenlandic white-tailed eagle belongs to          The white-tailed eagle was unconditionally          In central Greenland the share of birds is a little
                                            the same species as the European white-tailed          preserved in 1973. An information campaign,         larger. In the winter the eagles eat a lot of dead
                                            eagle. But in this country it has been isolated for    carried out by the Greenlandic Home Rule            animals. New examinations of white-tailed eagles
                                            centuries. Compared to these other populations,        Government in the 1980's, has contributed to        found dead have documented that eagles die of
                                            the Greenlandic population – consisting of only        the attitude towards our white-tailed eagles        lead poisoning. This happens when eagles catch
                                            approximately 150 couples of old breeding birds        changing from negative to tolerant and today,       winged birds with lead shot in them. In this
                                            – must be described as extremely few in number.        among most people, even to positive. A few          way their interior organs contract lead poisoning
                                            It is also one of the most vulnerable bird             hunters still snivel if they return from their      – and then they die!
                                            populations in the world. This is also due to          hunting expeditions without any ptarmigan and       This lead shot from cartridges is a very topical
                                            the fact that the white-tailed eagles in this Arctic   then blame eagles and falcons for this situation.   environmental problem in Greenland and is also
                                            climate are living in a marginal area, due to the      But this attitude is a bit pathetic. Luck with      dangerous to humans.
                                            brief summer and climatic conditions.                  wind and weather and other animals in nature        In most other countries the white-tailed eagle
                                            As a result of adapting to these conditions, the       are significant for the successful expedition.       has experienced a significant increase after it was
                                            Greenlandic eagle has grown much larger than the       These are the conditions and, in our opinion,       decided that the eagles were to return to nature.
                                            members of the same species in any other place.        the eagle has its justification in the ecological    Such an increase is not seen in Greenland, even
                                            This makes this bird quite unique.                     system.                                             though we also want the white-tailed eagles in
                                            Over hundreds of years the white-tailed eagles         Today we know a lot about what white-tailed         our immediate environment. Lead poisoning,
                                            have probably been pursued by humans – not             eagles eat. In Southern Greenland fish (cod,         periodic lack of food as well as difficult weather
                                            least during the decades up until the 1970's.          uvak, sand dab and arctic char etc.) constitute     conditions during the breeding season are the
                                            Some people were annoyed with the white-tailed         approximately 90 % of their diet. The rest is       most important reasons for this situation.
                                            eagles, which, of course, live off the same natural    made up of birds (gulls, eider, black guillemot     Unfortunately, the Greenlandic white-tailed
                                            resources. They regarded the eagles as competitors.    and ravens) and fox puppies.                        eagle has fewer eaglets than the European ones.
                                                                     Photos: Ole Zeeb Andersen




Still, many people are under the impression that
»there are now many more eagles than there
used to be«. This is quite understandable and
the reason is most likely that we see white-tailed
eagles more often and closer than two or three
decades ago. This is due to the fact that some
eagles now live and breed closer to towns and
we see them at a closer range in the winter.
These new generations of eagles, which have not
tried to be shot at, are, therefore, less shy and     For three decades Frank Wille has worked
like to get their food and circle closer to humans    with mapping the population of
who are out in their boats.                           white-tailed eagles in the whole of
The white-tailed eagle in this way repays the         Greenland and studying their
better treatment given to it by giving us unique      behaviour.
experiences in nature – that we can observe           In later years the work has been
them and get the opportunity to photograph            especially concentrated on communi-
them at a closer range.                               cating the knowledge about the
During the last ten years the Nature School of        eagles, especially via posters, brochures
Nuuk has sailed approximately 1,500 people            and trips into nature.
(mostly children) to eyries, and there the eagles     Frank Wille and Ole Zeeb Andersen
have got used to the presence of humans – at an       are today co-operating on a continuation
acceptable distance to the eagles. This increased     of the white-tailed eagle project, based
recreational pleasure is obvious and is a result of   on eight to ten couples of white-tailed
the fact that we are now treating these fantastic     eagles living around Nuuk (Godthaab),
birds better.                                         via a video and a book project.
We are sure that our descendants will praise us for
this positive change of attitude, which has enabled                                               Pho
                                                                                                     to:
                                                                                                         Fra
                                                                                                            nk
                                                                                                               Wil
the white-tailed eagle to survive in Greenland.                                                                   le
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                                               The American President, George W. Bush, received
                                               Greenland stamps as a birthday present from the
                                               Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen
PHOTOS BY: SCANPIX
              TEXT BY: SØREN NICOLAJ KORSHØJ




                                               When the President of the United States, George      President Bush was presented with nine Green-       What makes these stamps so special is the fact
                                               W. Bush, left Denmark heading for the G8 meet-       land stamps, the so-called »American Issue«, by     that they were produced in the United States by
                                               ing in Scotland, he carried a very special present   Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.               the American Bank Note Company after
                                               in Air Force One: A small collection of              During the months before the Danish liberation      Greenland had been cut off from Denmark
                                               Greenland stamps with a very special history and     in 1945, the stamps were printed in the values      during World War II. In connection with the
                                               a high symbolic value.                               1, 5, 7, 10, 15 Øre and 1, 2 and 5 Kroner with      surrender of Germany, a number of the stamps
                                               On his 59th birthday, which the American             designs ranging from a seal over a sled dog team,   were overprinted with the text: »Danmark befriet
                                               President and his wife celebrated with the Danish    an eider, a polar bear and a kayaker to King        5. maj 1945« (Denmark Liberated on 5th May
                                               Prime Minister and his wife at a private function    Christian X on horseback.                           1945). Here the story, according to the Danish
                                               at the Prime Minister's official residence,           They were issued on 1st February 1945.              newspaper »Weekendavisen«, becomes interesting
                                 During his visit to Denmark in July, the President of the United States
                                 was presented with a special birthday present by the Danish Prime
                                 Minister. The present, with an extremely great symbolic value, was the
                                 so-called »American Issue«, a small collection of Greenland stamps from
                                 World War II. The »American Issue« consists of nine stamps issued in
                                 Greenland in February 1945, when the War was in its final stages.
                                 Contrary to all other Greenland stamps, which are printed in
                                 Denmark, the »American Issue« was printed in the United States
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because the overprint was carried out at the prin-   POST Greenland, Filatelia, issued in 1995 on           Liberated on 5th May 1945). It is impossible to
ters of the Danish delegation, the private           the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the libe-      decide whether the overprint was carried out on
Commercial Stationery Company.                       ration. These were reprints of the original stamp      the initiative of Denmark. Under all the circum-
According to »Weekendavisen«, the unauthorised       designs, only with an overprint of the values.         stances it is likely that the Danish ambassador,
print meant that there was no control with the       – »We were aware of the article in the                 Henrik Kaufmann, as the most senior manager
number of stamps being overprinted and how.          »Weekendavisen« last Friday, but did not think         of the Danish – Greenlandic administration in
The print was, among other things, turned            so much of the philatelic value and history, as of     the United States, approved the idea.
upside down, and the wrong colours were used.        the symbolic value of Denmark – Greenland –            Please note that we have quoted the »Weekend-
The story did not turn up until 60 years after the   the United States, World War II and the United         avisen«, which has used extracts from Torben
liberation. Official sources have not wanted to       States of America as a symbol of liberty«              Hjørne's books on the subject.
comment on the matter, even though, over the         – says the special adviser to the Danish Prime
years, several stamp collectors and experts have     Minister, Michael Kristiansen.
been surprised at the method used.                   Michael Kristiansen does not expect that they
The sequence of events was revealed by some-         will be put up on the walls of the Oval Room,          Buy the very interesting PARCEL POST
what of a coincidence, because the philatelist and   but that the present, like all other presents to the   book about the birth, culture and first stamp
writer Torben Hjørne, who has published three        American President, will eventually end up in a        of modern Greenland
books about the postal history of Greenland,         museum.
stumbled on some documents in                        – »This can be a funny little detail, where            The author of the book is Flemming Petersen,
The Danish National Archives.                        Denmark and Greenland will make their mark in          Greenland collector and President of the
It was, however, not the misprints with which        relation to the United States« he says.                Frederiksberg (in Copenhagen) Philatelic
President Bush was presented by Anders Fogh          There are several versions of these stamps. Most       Society. Flemming draws on his enormous
Rasmussen, but the stamps with the regular           common is the original version of 1st February         knowledge of both history and stamps. The
»Danmark befriet 5. maj 1945« (Denmark               1945. But round about the liberation in May            result is an extremely interesting account in text
Liberated on 5th May 1945) overprint. Among          1945, an idea was born: 30,000 of the original         and illustrations.
collectors the stamps have a value of about DKK      100,000 sets of Greenland stamps were to go            This Jubilee Book of 60 richly illustrated pages
7,000.                                               through the printing machine once again and            will be issued at the end of the year
Apart from the »original« American issue, Mr         receive a so-called overprint of the message           – but may be pre-ordered now: Item number
Bush was also presented with the reprint, which      »Danmark befriet 5. maj 1945« (Denmark                 01303024 – Price: DKK 200.00.
                                                                                 The 100th Anniversary of the PARCEL POST stamp
                                                                                             While other countries are celebrating the        Subsequently the Greenlandic connections to Denmark          widow. Postally speaking, it is easiest to understand the
                                                                                              150th anniversary of the introduction of        were gradually extended and can be divided into periods:     period if it is divided up into shorter periods.
                                                                                              their stamps these years, Greenland can         Period 1.1905 - 1909 - »Direktoratet for den Kgl.            1925 - 1930: The original rates for the despatch of
                                                                                             celebrate the 100th anniversary of the           Grønlandske Handel« (The Directorate of The                  packages of 1 Øre per pound, at least 10 Øre per par-
                                                                                         PARCEL POST stamp, which was issued in               Royal Greenland Trade Department). The name                  cel, still apply. In 1927 the PARCEL POST stamps
                                                                                 1905. Stamps were introduced world-wide for practical        was used on despatch notes as well as in Copenhagen          were included in the savings stamp scheme of Northern
                                                                                 and economical reasons but, with the issue of the            in transit cancellations on mail from Greenland. A           Greenland and 86% of the sale of PARCEL POST
                                                                                 PARCEL POST stamp in Greenland, much more was                missionary station »Nordstjernen« (The North Star)           stamps were used for this purpose. From 1930: The
                                                                                 at stake. The collection and study of PARCEL POST            was founded in Thule and the Danish Expedition               PARCEL POST stamps were given a new status, as
                                                                                 stamps and, especially the history behind the stamps and     explored the east coast of Greenland. For the cancellation   separate postage for parcels between The Royal
                                                                                 the cancellations used, make a significant contribution in    of the PARCEL POST stamps, a small shield                    Greenland Trade Department in Copenhagen and
                                                                                 acknowledging the history of Greenland. From 1905,           cancellation featuring a polar bear was used.                Greenland was introduced. Parcels passing through the
8                                                                                Denmark showed a strongly increasing interest in             Period 2. 1909 - 1912: »Administrationen for                 Danish Post Office were to be franked with Danish
                                                                                 Greenland and a settlement regarding the nationality of      Kolonierne i Grønland« (The Administration of the            stamps and, for transport to and from Greenland,
                                                                                 the different areas of Greenland was drawing to a close.     Colonies of Greenland). The name implies that new            PARCEL POST stamps were to be used. Consequently,
                                                                                 At that time Danish nationality was limited to individual,   laws and regulations had by this time extended into the      despatch notes with both Danish stamps and
    TEXT BY: FLEMMING PETERSEN, PRESIDENT OF THE »FREDERIKSBERG STAMP SOCIETY«




                                                                                 established colonies as well as an area of 15 miles          Danish spheres of interest in Greenland. By request,         Greenland PARCEL POST stamps are known from
                                                                                 around them. Angmagssalik, on the east coast of              Knud Rasmussen established his own private trading           this period. Rates were increased substantially and
                                                                                 Greenland, was founded as a trading and missionary           post at Thule and, finally, in 1909 the quest for the         postage for a parcel of 6 kg went up from 12 Øre to
                                                                                 station in 1894. In 1905 the Directorate of The Royal        North Pole proved successful. The name was also used         190 Øre. In 1936 day cancellation was introduced.
                                                                                 Greenland Trade Department had applied for permission        in cancellations of this period.                             Greenland's own stamps were introduced in Western
                                                                                 to issue its own stamps, as was practised in Iceland and     Period 3. 1913 - 1925: »Styrelsen af Kolonierne i            Greenland in 1938, on the east coast in 1939 and,
                                                                                 the Danish West Indies, which then had the status of         Grønland« (The Directorate of the Colonies of                finally, Thule introduced Greenland's own stamps on
                                                                                 being Danish colonies.                                       Greenland). During this period it was announced that         1st January1940. In connection with the change to
                                                                                 Permission was, however, only granted to use a small         the Peary Canal was non-existent, the 200th anniversa-       Greenland's own stamps, PARCEL POST stamps were
                                                                                 stamp to be stuck on parcels as a receipt that postage       ry of Hans Egede's arrival to Greenland was celebrated       rendered invalid.
                                                                                 had been paid. The PARCEL POST stamp was here-               with »the great royal visit« in 1921 and the sale of the
                                                                                 with born. The text on the stamp did not, however,           Danish West Indies paved the way for the United
                                                                                 contain the name »Grønland« (Greenland), and the             States, Great Britain and many others accepting Danish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NEW HIGHLY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                INTERESTING
                                                                                 geographical area where the stamps could be used was         requests with regard to Greenland. After the sale of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               JUBILEE BOOK
                                                                                 also limited to the part of Greenland which, at that         Danish West Indies, it became possible for collectors                                           WILL BE ISSUED AT
                                                                                 time, was regarded as being Danish. The PARCEL               and others to buy PARCEL POST stamps, which again                                               THE END OF 2005
                                                                                 POST stamp was produced in three values: 1-, 5- and          resulted in existing sheets with imperforate edges being                                             (see next page)
                                                                                 10-Øre. The stamp was designed by the artist Gerhard         post-perforated at the request of collectors. In 1924 it
                                                                                 Heilmann and printed at H.H. Thiele's Printing               was also possible to reach an agreement with Norway,             01100357
                                                                                 Works. In a letter dated 9th June 1905 the Directorate       giving the Norwegians rights on the east coast of                100th Anniversary
                                                                                 accepted the forwarded colour samples and ordered            Greenland for a period. The Scoresbysund colony was              - PARCEL POST stamp
                                                                                 400 sheets of the 1- and 10-Øre values as well as 200        founded. Cancellations were also changed to the new
                                                                                                                                                                                                               DKK 50.00
                                                                                 sheets of the 5-Øre value. The stamps were ordered           name.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Issue date: 31.10.2005
                                                                                 perforated and gummed. The first scheduled postal             Period 4. From 1925 till 31-12-1939 - »Grønlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                               20 stamps per sheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Format: E-horizontal
                                                                                 communication / ship's departure for Greenland after         Styrelse« (The Directorate of Greenland). Politically
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Printing method: Offset
                                                                                 receipt of the stamps was by the ship Hans Egede. The        speaking, the dispute about the nationality of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Paper: TR4 yellow fluorescent
                                                                                 stamps were not for sale and the earliest known package      Greenland was concluded at the International Court of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Artist: Gerhard Heilmann
                                                                                 on which these stamps were used is from 1909. For            Justice in The Hague in 1933 and the verdict was in
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Layout: Morten Stürup
                                                                                 parcels to and from Greenland, to be handled by the          favour of Denmark. In 1937 the Danish Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Outside measurements:
                                                                                 Danish Post Office, normal Danish rules applied and           took over the Trading Post at Thule, which at that time
                                                                                                                                                                                                               50.50 mm x 43.26 mm
                                                                                 Danish stamps were to be used on despatch notes.             belonged to Dagmar Rasmussen, Knud Rasmussen's
                                           PARCEL POST stamp – Special Issue                                                             Jens Rosing's 80th Birthday
                                           While other countries can celebrate the 150th anniversary of the
                                           introduction of their stamps these years, Greenland can celebrate                             On 28th July 2005 the Greenlandic
                                           the 100th anniversary of the PARCEL POST stamp, which was                                     artist Jens Rosing reached the age of
                                           issued in 1905.                                                                               eighty. Jens Rosing is one of the best-
                                           Stamps were introduced for practical and economical reasons but,                              known interpreters of Greenlandic
                                           with the issue of the PARCEL POST stamp in Greenland, much                                    tradition as well as a creative artist,
                                           more was at stake, as this was a part in the political events regard-                         writer and illustrator.
                                           ing Greenland, whose future was being shaped during those years.                              As the creator of more than 150
                                           POST Greenland will celebrate the 100th anniversary with a                                    Greenland stamp designs from 1957
                                           stamp issue in three parts. The first stamp in the series will be                              to 2001, Jens Rosing is quite simply
                                           issued on 31st October 2005.                                                                  the »Grand Old Man« of
                                           In this connection POST Greenland will also issue a Jubilee Book,                             Greenland stamps.
                                           containing the first stamp with space to insert the two subsequent                             Herewith POST Greenland, a little
                                           stamps in the series.                                                                         belatedly, would like to convey our
                                           The author of the book is Flemming Petersen, Greenland collector                              very best wishes to Jens Rosing on
                                           and President of the Frederiksberg (in Copenhagen) Philatelic                                 the occasion of his great day.
                                                                                                                                         An example of Jens Rosing's                                            9
                                           Society. Flemming draws on his
                                           enormous knowledge of both                                                                    stamp art can be seen on the
                                                                                PAKKE-PORT




                                           history and stamps. The result is                       PAKKE-PORTO
                                                                                                                     Flemming Peterse
                                                                                                                                     n   depicted blackprint, which was produced on the occasion of the
                                                                                               PARCEL POSTA      i Grønland
                                           an extremely interesting account                                GE in Greenl
                                                                                                  PAKET-PORTO           and              artist's 70th birthday (the blackprint is no longer available).
                                                                                          O i Grønland




                                                                                                               in Grönland

                                           in text and illustrations.                                                   1905 - 2005




                                           This Jubilee Book of 60 richly
                                           illustrated pages will be issued                                                                                         01100355
                                           at the end of the year                                                                                                   Christmas Stamp 1/05
                                           - but may be pre-ordered now:                                                                                            DKK 5.25
                                           Item number 01303024                                                                                                     Issue Date: 31.10.2005
                                                                                                                                                                    50 stamps per sheet
                                           – Price: DKK 200.00.
                                                                                                                                                                    Format: B-horizontal
                                                                                                                                                                    Printing method: Offset
                                                                                                                                                                    Paper: TR4 yellow fluorescent
                                           A Whole Year, before it will be Christmas Again!                                                                         Artist: Miki Jacobsen
                                                                                                                                                                    Outside Measurements: 31.08 mm x 23.60 mm
                                           As a child in Sisimiut, I experienced the magic of            to us children.
BY MIKI JACOBSEN, CHRISTMAS STAMP ARTIST




                                           Christmas in a beautiful glass globe reflecting the            On this point                                              01100356
                                           decorated Christmas tree and the world around                 our gift traditions                                        Christmas Stamp 2/05
                                           me in all the colours of the rainbow.                         vary from yours.                                           DKK 6.00
                                           Santa Claus and my parents would hang up the                  Here the                                                   Issue Date: 31.10.2005
                                           glass globe so we could see it at eye level, among all        children are                                               50 stamps per sheet
                                           the lights and the decoration on the beautiful tree.          allowed to open                                            Format: B-horizontal
                                                                                                                                                                    Printing method: Offset
                                           Outside there was sure to be snow and northern                the beautiful parcels in
                                                                                                                                                                    Paper: TR4 yellow fluorescent
                                           lights among thousands of stars to light up the               the morning of Christmas Eve, giving the adults            Artist: Miki Jacobsen
                                           dark Arctic winter.                                           peace to prepare the gifts of the table, where             Outside Measurements: 31.08 mm x 23.60 mm
                                           Crunchy kamik soles would make a crisp sound in               dates from distant places would contribute to
                                           the snow, and our ear lobes had to be pushed well             rousing my imagination and joy at participating            01301110
                                           into the hoods of our anoraks against the dry cold.           in this celebration of light, for from Christmas           Christmas Stamp Booklet No. 10
                                           We were all festively dressed for these special               onward days will be lighter…                               DKK 67.50
                                                                                                                                                                    Issue Date: 31.10.2005
                                           days…and all of us made our way to church on                  – and we had to look forward to next
                                                                                                                                                                    Printing method: Offset
                                           foot for the morning service, together with most              Christmas for nearly a whole year!                         Paper: TR4
                                           of the other inhabitants of the town.
                                           We were all in our Sunday best….                              Merry Christmas!
                                           Afterwards there would be coffee and fresh buns.              Miki Jacobsen                                              The booklet contains self-adhesive stamps
                                           The morning of Christmas Eve was very special                 miki@jacobsen.gl
 Edible Plants                                                                                 Introduction of Ina Jürgensen, who below describes
                                                                                               Ina Rosing's beautiful stamps featuring flowers.
                                                                                               »I moved from Denmark to Angmagssalik, now Tasiilaq, with my family in
 On 31st October 2005 POST Greenland will issue the last three stamps                          1974. For the last 15 years I have been employed at the school in Tasiilaq.
 of the series »Edible Plants«, this time featuring: Scottish Lovage, Rose                     My passion for Greenlandic flora began in 1974. From the beginning of
 Root and Mountain Sorrel. Below you will find a description of the                             May I go for walks in the mountains nearly
 three plants, written by the watercolour painter Ina Jürgensen.                               every day to see what flowers have opened or
                                                                                               what is just coming up. My delight and
                                                                                               fascination of these small creations of nature
Issue date: 31.10.2005                           Paper: TR4 yellow fluorescent                  increase year by year. For the last five years
40 stamps per sheet                              Artist: Ina Rosing                            I have combined my interest in plants
Format: G-horizontal                             Outside measurements:                         with my other great passion, watercolour
Printing method: Offset                          39.52 mm x 28.84 mm                           painting.«

10
 Scottish Lovage (Ligusticum scoticum) (Kuanniusaq)                                            Mountain Sorrel (Oxyria digyna) (Seernaq)
 Scottish lovage belongs to the family of Umbelliferae, just like angelica, but is smaller.    Mountain sorrel belongs to the family of Polygonaceae. It is perennial, has a thick yellow
 It grows on the south-west coast of Greenland as far north as Nuuk. It can reach a            rootstock, and grows to a height of approximately 40 cms. The plant is dioecious. Its
 height of approximately 60 cms, it has reddish, hollow stems and shiny, smooth dark           leaves are long-stemmed, smooth and reniform, thereby differing from the other
 green leaves and emits a strong smell. It is in flower during July - August with small,        Greenlandic species of the sorrel family. The leaves are rich in vitamin C and have a
 white flowers in umbels. The whole plant can be used as seasoning. The young leaves,           fresh and acid taste. The inflorescence is compact and knotty. The leaves are red at the
 flowers and unripe seeds in salads etc., older leaves, ripe seeds and roots in stews. It       edges and develop glowing autumn colours. Mountain sorrel grows in snow patches,
 does not have the same perfumed taste as lovage, but a fullness that is reminiscent of a      on rock walls, in moist crevices, thickets, heaths and most other plant communities in
 mixture of parsley, celery, angelica and, of course, lovage. The stems can be crystallised    Greenland, though not too dry. The first tender shoots of leaves of mountain sorrel
 like angelica. When ground, the seeds can be used                                             could be seen (in Tasiilaq) at the end of April (2005).
 as a substitute for pepper.                                                                   A month later they were growing abundantly in town
                                                                                               and in the mountains.
                                    01100352                                                                                         01100354
                              Scottish Lovage                                                                                   Mountain Sorrel
                                     DKK 0.75                                                                                        DKK 8.25


 Rose Root (Rhodiola rosea) (Sorlak)                                                           Souvenir Folder - Edible Plants II
 Rose root belongs to the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae). It is perennial, its flowers are     If you are curious to learn new recipes for food with a Greenlandic
 unisexual, and the plant is dioecious, meaning that the flowers on the individual plants       flavour, or if you just like beautiful Greenland stamps, you should
 are either male or female. The rootstock is thick and scaly; the inside is yellow and
                                                                                               invest in POST Greenland's new souvenir folder »Edible Plants II«. It
 aromatic. Both rootstock and leaves are edible. The leaves have a slightly bitter taste,
                                                                                               contains food recipes and descriptions of Greenlandic edible plants as
 similar to Brussels sprouts. Rose root is easy to distinguish from all other plants in
                                                                                               well as two of each of the three different stamps issued in the series in
 Greenland. It has a strong, upright stem, and all the way up on the side of this, there
                                                                                               2005.
 are thick, juicy, bluish green leaves with serrated edges. The leaves are covered by a thin
 layer of wax. The flower is at the top of the stem like a big, yellow corymb. In certain
                                                                                               Bon appétit!
 places it can also be seen with reddish flowers. Rose root grows in tufts and can reach a
 height of approximately 20 cms. It grows on rock walls
 and in crevices, hillsides, in fertile heaths and thickets.                                                                          01303026
 It is in flower in June and July, and in the autumn it                                                                          Souvenir Folder
 turns a strong yellowish orange and is almost luminescent.                                                                      Edible Plants II
                                               01100353                                                                              DKK 31.00
                                               Rose Root                                                                 Issue date: 31.10.2005
                                                DKK 6.50
Subscribers' Draw
If you are a subscriber, you can look forward to our annual draw. POST Greenland
will make a draw from all subscribers for this year's main prize – a traditional ice
bucket, manufactured by the local Tasiilaq artist, Tobias Magnussen.
If you are not a subscriber, be quick to take out a subscription to Greenland stamps.              G-337                      G-338                  G-339
All you need to do is to fill in the order form with your name and address as well
as details of your preferred subscription. Deadline for the receipt of your subscription
order is 1st November 2005.

The History of the Ice Bucket:
The ice bucket had already been invented in Eastern Greenland in 1884 when                         G-340                      G-341                  G-342
Gustav Holm arrived. It is presumed that the people here acquired the idea from
barrels from whaling ships which were occasionally wrecked in the treacherous drift
ice, after which the barrels were washed ashore.
The bucket was used to melt ice for drinking water; the sides of the most refined
buckets were decorated with small bone figures, and they also had a built-in
drinking straw, so it was easy to drink the fresh ice water.                                       G-343                      G-344                  G-345
The slightly larger buckets without figures were used under the bed for collecting
urine, which was used for washing hair and tanning seal
hides. The ice bucket is still manufactured today by the
original method for exhibitions and for sale as an
exclusive souvenir.
The winner of the draw will be personally notified of
                                                                                                   G-346                      G-347                  G-348
the good news by our head of sales. Together with the
winners of the consolation prizes, the winner's name
will be announced in Greenland Collector No. 1 of
2006.


                                                                                                   G-349                      G-350                  G-351
VOTE FOR THE STAMP OF THE YEAR 2005
Repeating the success of previous years, we herewith call upon our collectors,
readers and other people interested to vote for the most beautiful Greenland
stamp of this year. Each of the 21 stamps POST Greenland is issuing during
2005 is eligible for vote. See the reproduction of the stamps on this page. As
                                                                                                   G-352                      G-353                  G-354
always, only one vote per person is allowed.
Once again we shall have a draw for a first prize in the form of a piece of
beautiful East Greenlandic handicraft. In addition, there will be a draw for
10 »consolation prizes« in the form of beautiful Greenlandic philatelic gifts.
As always, we shall draw from all ballots received.
Take part in the vote for the '2005 Greenland
Stamp of the Year'. Fill in this coupon and send                                                   G-355                      G-356                  G-357
it to POST Greenland, Filatelia, in Tasiilaq or
visit www.stamps.gl and vote on-line.
                                                                                                                                                              ✂
Deadline for receipt of your vote is Monday
31st October 2005.                                                                         Elect stamp and send the coupon in an envelope to:
The winner of the first prize and the winning                                               POST GREENLAND, FILATELIA, P.O. BOX 121,
stamp will be announced in Greenland                                                       3913 TASIILAQ, GREENLAND
Collector in December 2005.                      Stam     p of the yea                     Do not forget to state your name and address on
                                                                      r 2004               the back of the envelope!!!                       My vote goes to: G-
                               Final sale                                                                                                                              In the next issue, read about:
                                                                                                                                                                       • Stamp Programme 2006
                        on 30th November 2005                                                                                                                          • Sisimiut - 250th Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                       • Additional Value Stamp - »Crown Prince
     The following stamps will be withdrawn from our                                                                                         01100329. 14.05.2004        Frederik's Foundation«
       sales list on 30th November 2005, provided they                                                                                Additional Value stamp »The      • The EUROPA stamp - 50th Anniversary
      are not sold out prior to this date. Any remaining                                                                                                               • PARCEL POST II
                                                                                                                                   Society of Greenlandic Children«
                                                                                                                                                                       • Norse Mythology II (The Mother of the
                                   stock will be shredded.                                                                                        DKK 5.00 + 0.50        Sea and The Mistress of the Weather)
                                                                                                                                                                       • The Nordic Association - 50th
                               01100293. 24.06.2002                                                                                                                      Anniversary
                                          Nordlyset                                                                                         01100331. 18.10.2004       • Report from the »Frimærker i Forum
                                          DKK 2.00                                                                                                     Constance         2005« Exhibition
                                                                                                                                                       DKK 6.50        • The Winner of the »Greenland Stamp of
                                                                                                                                                                         the Year 2005« Competition
                               01100294. 24.06.2002                                                                                                                    • The Winner of the Annual Draw among
                                       Hvidbjørnen                                                                                          01100335. 18.10.2004         Subscribers
                                                                                                                                                                       • Final Sale on 31st March




                                                                                          Glædelig jul
                                                                                                         Juullimi pilluaritsi
                                          DKK 4.00                                                                                          Christmas Stamp 1/04
                                                                                                                                                       DKK 5.00        • And much more…
                                                             Kalaallit Nunaat Grønland
12                                                           NINA SPORE KREUTZMANN del.                    2004




                                                                                                                                                                      Distribution of the
                               01100295. 24.06.2002
                                         Stærkodder                                                                                         01100336. 18.10.2004      Greenland Christmas Seal
                                                                                                                                                                      So far POST Greenland has, in accordance
                                          DKK 6.00                                                                                          Christmas Stamp 2/04
                                                                                                            Juullimi pilluaritsi
                                                                                                                                                                      with a joint agreement between Juullip
                                                                                            Glædelig jul
                                                                                                                                                       DKK 5.50       Nipitittagaa (The Greenland Christmas
                                                             Kalaallit Nunaat Grønland
                                                                                                                                                                      Seal Committee) and POST Greenland,
                                                             NINA SPORE KREUTZMANN del.                      2004




                               01100296. 24.06.2002                                                                                                                   been responsible for the distribution and sale
                                             Haabet                                                                                        01106251. 13.08.1999       of the Greenland Christmas Seal. As this
                                        DKK 16.00                                                                                       Souvenir Sheet - Vikings I    agreement expires this year, Juullip
                                                                                                                                                      DKK 23.00       Nipitittagaa (The Greenland Christmas Seal
                                                                                                                                                                      Committee) will take over the distribution
                               01100311. 16.06.2003                                                                                                                   of the Christmas Seal themselves. In future,
                                              Comb                                                                                          01106259. 21.02.2000      orders, changes of address or enquiries
                                          DKK 0.25                                                                                      Souvenir Sheet - Vikings II   concerning your Christmas Seal subscription
                                                                                                                                                       DKK 29.75      should be directed to: Juullip Nipitittagaa,
                                                                                                                                                                      The Greenland Christmas Seal Committee,
                                                                                                                                                                      P.O. BOX 97, 3900 Nuuk, Phone/Fax
                               01100313. 20.10.2003                                                                                                                   (+299) 32 24 34, Email: seal@greennet.gl
                                             Emma                                                                                          01106273. 05.02.2001
                                          DKK 6.75                                                                                     Souvenir Sheet - Vikings III
                                                                                                                                                                      IMPORTANT
                                                                                                                                                       DKK 20.50
                                                                                                                                                                      On payment – please, always state your name
                                                                                                                                                                      and your customer number to make sure that
                               01100314. 20.10.2003                                                                                                                   your payment is registered correctly as quickly
                                         Gamle Fox                                                                                          01106299. 21.10.2002      as possible.
                                          DKK 7.75                                                                                 Souvenir Sheet »ICES 100 Years«
                                                                                                                                                      DKK 26.00
                                                                                                                                                                      PS: WE REGRET THAT WE CAN
                               01100315. 20.10.2003                                                                                                                   NO LONGER ACCEPT CHEQUES
                                          Godthaab                                                                                          01106308. 20.10.2003      As banker's fees for cashing cheques are too
                                          DKK 8.75                                                                                  Additional Value Souvenir Sheet   high in relation to most purchases, we no
                                                                                                                                        »Santa Claus of Greenland«    longer accept cheques. We therefore request
                                                                                                                                                       DKK 22.00      all our customers to pay via our bank or
                               01100316. 20.10.2003                                                                                                                   giro accounts or by various credit cards.
                                              Sonja
                                                                                                                                           01301109. 18.10.2004       Kilo Ware is temporarily sold out: POST
                                        DKK 26.00
                                                                                                                                   Christmas Stamp Booklet No. 9      Greenland no longer sells Kilo Ware as the
                                                                                                                                                     DKK 63.00        product is at present completely sold out.
                                                                                                                   You can visit our new website and fill in the coupon in 5 minutes !
                                                                                                                   www.stamps.gl

The Copenhagen Exhibition
»Frimærker i Forum 2005«
                                                                                                                   Help us to improve
11th - 13th November                                                                                               Send this coupon to us, not forgetting to state your name and address on the
                                               POST Greenland is very much looking forward to opening the          envelope: POST Greenland, Filatelia, P.O. Box 121, 3913 Tasiilaq,
TEXT BY: HEAD OF SALES SØREN NICOLAJ KORSHØJ




                                               doors of »Frimærker i Forum«.                                       Greenland - POST Greenland will make a draw for 50 beautiful philatelic
                                               Once again we shall have a wide range of activities at our stand,   prizes from all replies received.
                                               reflecting the history and culture of Greenland. This year the
                                               main theme of »Frimærker i Forum« will be gastronomy. POST          Age:_________________________________________________________
                                               Greenland has hired two renowned chefs, who will prepare samples
                                                                                                                   Sex:__________________________________________________________
                                               of Greenlandic food. We shall also have a visit by a lecturer who
                                               will lecture on edible plants and fungi. These plants and fungi     Total income of family:___________________________________________
                                               have previously been featured on our stamps, which are also
                                                                                                                   Municipality of Residence:________________________________________
                                               available in the pertaining souvenir folders with recipes. The
                                               historic flavour will be added by the PARCEL POST stamp,             If you collect several countries, what country will you give the lowest priority?
                                               which has played an important part with regard to Greenlandic                                                                                           13
                                               ties to Denmark. You can read or hear more about all this at the    _____________________________________________________________
                                               stand, where stamp expert Flemming Petersen will give a lecture
                                                                                                                   Please state in the form below how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with
                                               on the history of the PARCEL POST stamp and present the
                                                                                                                   POST Greenland, Filatelia, – please tick off:
                                               book, being issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of
                                               the PARCEL POST stamp. Make sure to be there and taste the                                          Neither
                                               exciting Greenlandic specialities and meet the staff of POST                                        satisfied          Very
                                               Greenland at stand 11, where we are looking forward to wel-
                                                                                                                                 Very              nor dis- Dis-     dis-     Don’t
                                               coming you with our last new issues as well as providing advice
                                                                                                                                 satisfied Satisfied satisfied satisfied satisfied know
                                               and guidance.
                                                                                                                   Stamps
                                               Practical information:                                              Customer
                                               Place: «Forum« in Copenhagen, Julius Thomsens Plads 1,
                                               1925 Frederiksberg C                                                Service
                                               Entrance fee: DKK 20.00                                             Greenland
                                               Opening hours: Friday 11th Nov. 05      10 a.m. - 7 p.m.            Collector
                                                               Saturday 12th Nov. 05 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                               Sunday 13th Nov. 05     10 a.m. - 5 p.m.            POST
                                                                                                                   Greenland
                                                                                                                   The overall
                                                                                                                   quality of
                                               »Ships in Greenlandic                                               Filatelia
                                               Waters over 1000 Years«
                                               Price:                                                              Please, write a comment, especially if you are not satisfied:________________
                                               Volume 1: DKK 179.00                                                _____________________________________________________________
                                               Volume 2: DKK 199.00
                                               Slip Case: DKK 59.00                                                _____________________________________________________________
                                               (prices without postage)                                            _____________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                   _____________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                   Name: _______________________________________________________
                                                                                                              ✂




                                                                                                                   Address:_______________________________________________________
                                                                                                                   Postal Code/Town/Country: ______________________________________
                                            News from POST Greenland
                 On Monday 31st October 2005                                 Envelopes to be cancelled with these five special     During this period the advertisement will also be
                  POST Greenland will replace the                            cancellations must be received by POST               used in the stamp cancellation machine at POST
                  regular day cancellation at the post                       Greenland, Filatelia, no later than the day before   Greenland, Filatelia.
                 office of the settlement Akunaaq at                          the opening of the respective exhibitions.
                                                                                                                                  Franked and addressed letters to be cancelled with
             3950 Aasiaat. The replacement is due to
                                                                             Apart from the above listed exhibitions, POST        this advertisement are to be sent directly to the
     wear and tear. Envelopes to be cancelled with last
                                                                             Greenland will also participate in the following     post offices in the above
     and first day cancellations must be received by
                                                                             exhibitions up to the end of 2005: Hersfeld,         towns.
     POST Greenland, Filatelia, no later than Friday
                                                                             Germany, 21st - 23rd October - »59ème Salon
               28th October 2005.                                                                                                 During the period 1st -
                                                                             Philatélique d'Automne«, Paris, 10th - 13th
                                                                                                                                  25th December the
                     »The Greenlandic Society« will celeb-                   November.
                                                                                                                                  post office in 3910 Kangerlussuaq (Søndre
       05.11. 2005   rate its 100th anniversary on 5th
                                                                             PLEASE NOTE: There will                              Strømfjord) will also use the advertisement cancel-
                    November 2005. POST Greenland
                                                                             be NO special cancellations                          lation »Christmas Greetings from Greenland« in
                   will commemorate the occasion with a
                                                                             for these exhibitions.                               the stamp cancellation machine. Franked and
     special cancellation. Envelopes for cancelling must
                                                                                                                                  addressed letters to be cancelled with this cancella-
     be received by POST Greenland, Filatelia, no later                      The cancellation advertise-
                                                                                                                                  tion are to be sent directly to:
     than the day before this anniversary.                                   ment »2412 Santa Claus Greenland« will be used
14                                                                           on all outgoing mail from POST Greenland,
     Exhibition cancellations:                                                                                                    TELE-POST Centre, Block L (B-50),
                                                                             Filatelia, in 3913 Tasiilaq during the period 17th
     Until the end of 2005 POST Greenland will parti-                                                                             3910 Kangerlussuaq, GREENLAND
                                                                             October - 30th December 2005.
     cipate in the following stamp exhibitions:
     • »Philatelia und Münz Expo«, Cologne, 22nd -                           The advertisement cancellati-
       24th September                                                        on »Send juleposten i god
     • »Tag der Briefmarke '05«, Sindelfingen,                                tid« (Send your Christmas
       28th-30th October                         Philatelia und Münz Expo,
                                                             Köln            mail early) will be used in
                                                       22.-24.9.2005
     • »Vejle Frim. 05«, Vejle, 29th-                                        the stamp cancellation machines during the period
       30th October                                                          1st - 30th November 2005 at the following 8
                                       Sindelfingen '05
     • »Frimærker i Forum 2005«,        28.-30.10.2005                       Greenlandic post offices:
       Copenhagen, 11th-13th
                                                                             3900 Nuuk (Godthåb)
       November
                                                                             3910 Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord)
     • »150th Anniversary
                                                                             3911 Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg)
       Exhibition«, Oslo, 17th -
                                                                             3912 Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen)
       20th November.
                                                                             3920 Qaqortoq (Julianehåb)
                                                                             3950 Aasiaat (Egedesminde)
     Special Greenland cancellations will be produced
                                                                             3952 Ilulissat (Jakobshavn)
     for these five above-mentioned exhibitions.
                                                                             3970 Pituffik (Thule Air Base)
                                                                                                                                  NEW WEBSITE
                                                                                                                                  www.stamps.gl
     New Head of Sales                                                       CORRECTION:                                          We have improved our website substantially and
     On 1st September 2005, POST Greenland,                                  The printing method of the three stamps of           look forward to hearing your opinion.
     Filatelia, said goodbye to Head of Sales Lars                           the Science Series, issued on 20th June 2005,        View the latest news, information and facts on
     Anker-Møller, who has decided to look for                               is Steel engraving / Offset (Combination).           our stamps and stamp artists
     new challenges. Already on 1st July we said                                                                                  – or read Greenland Collector on the website.
     hello to the new Head of Sales of Filatelia,                            We regret that in Greenland Collector No. 2,         It is easy to get a quick general view
     Søren Korshøj (aged 47), who came to us from                            May 2005, we inadvertently published incor-          – so now it is much easier to order Greenland
     a position as Sales Manager with the Danish                             rect information regarding the printing              stamps and philatelic products.
     newspaper B.T. We bid him a hearty welcome.                             method of the three stamps in the Science            You can also find information about your own
     During the summer Philatelic Manager Søren                              Series, Item Nos.: 01100348 - 350. We stated         account and your subscription.
     Rose moved from the postal headquarters in                              that the printing method was steel engraving.        Send us a mail with your honest opinion
     Nuuk to Denmark in order to be closer to                                The correct information is, however, that the        – We look forward to hearing from you.
     POST Greenland's collaborators and, at the                              printing method of the three stamps is Steel
     same time, be able to participate in more                               engraving /Offset (Combination).                     Take part in our Customer Satisfaction Analysis
     events.                                                                                                                      and in the draw for 50 beautiful philatelic prizes!
       WORTH                                                   KNOWING…
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       POST Greenland, Filatelia                               postaux, Ufficio dei conti correnti postali,           for claims
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       NOTE: On payment - please, make sure you always                                                               the invoice, indicates the date of despatch.
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       Your payments can be made by giro to one of the         Luxembourg: Postes et Telecommunications,             DKK 45.00. E.g.: Postage for a registered letter        15
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       Denmark: BG Bank A/S, Girostrøget 1, 0800 Høje          Financiers, de la Poste en ile-de-France,             We kindly ask you to note that the registration of
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       DABADKKK                                                IBAN: FR51 3004 1000 0100 2500 1 F02 022, BIC         with a balance which does not include your recent
                                                               (SWIFT code): PSSTFRPPPAR                             payments.
       Sweden: Postgirot Bank AB (publ), Vasagatan 7,
       105 06 Stockholm. Account No.: 41 45-9.                 If you are not resident in Denmark and use our        Exchange of Stamps
       IBAN: SE9795000099602600041459, BIC (SWIFT              account 1199-940 4120, you will be charged a          POST Greenland, Filatelia, exchanges only old
       code): NDEASESS                                         handling fee for each transaction by Euro Giro.       stamps (stamps no longer on our sales list) into
                                                                                                                     new stamps (stamps on our sales list) at the cus-
       Norway: Postbanken, Kunderegister Bedrift, 0021         Credit cards:                                         tomer's choice. No more than 3 exchanges free of
       Oslo. Account No.: 7878.06.55312.                       Dankort, Eurocard/MasterCard, JCB, VISA               charge at maximum DKK 100.00 each, per cus-
       IBAN: NO44 78780655312, BIC (SWIFT code):                                                                     tomer per year. When exceeding a total of 3 x DKK
       DNBANOKK                                                Cash:                                                 100.00, POST Greenland, Filatelia, will charge a fee
                                                               - DKK, Euro or US Dollars only - to be sent by        of 45% of the total value. The fee of 45% must
       Finland: SAMPO BANK, UNIONINKATU 22, 00075,             registered mail                                       always be paid in cash and is not payable by other
       SAMPO.                                                                                                        stamps. The maximum annual value of stamps for
       Account No.: 800016-70617928.                           Postal order                                          exchange per customer cannot exceed DKK 50,000
       IBAN: Fi2580001670617928, BIC (SWIFT code):             IRC (IBRS)                                            in nominal value. For further information, please
       PSPBFiHH                                                - International reply coupons:                        contact POST Greenland, Filatelia.
                                                               - value DKK 6.00 each.
       The Netherlands: Postbank NV, Account No.:                                                                    All information on prices, fees etc. are subject to
       3487172. IBAN: NL92 PSTB 0003 4871 72, BIC                                                                    printer's errors.
       (SWIFT code): PSTBNL21

We are the people you reach
   whenever you write, fax,
  email or telephone POST
Greenland. We look forward
  to offering our continued
        assistance with your Anja Panduro        Lene Skov          Helene Tukula      Kristian »Karé«   Moses Utuange     Holger Amelung     Søren Nicolaj      Pertti Frandsen
         philatelic enquiries. Pedersen          Meyhoff            Trainee            Pivat             Senior Clerk      Sales Assistant    Korshøj            Head of Production
                                Sales Assistant  Correspondent      Danish,            Assistant Clerk   Greenlandic,      German, Danish,    Head of Sales      Danish, English,
                                Danish, English, Danish, English,   English.           Greenlandic,      Danish.           English.           Danish, English,   German.
                                German.          German.                               Danish.                                                German.
        NOTE!           The Year Pack 2005
         You can order POST Greenland's
         Year Pack 2005 already now

✂
If you want to collect Greenland in completeness as far as stamps and souvenir
sheets are concerned, this could be the solution: Once a year POST Greenland
issues a year pack, containing all the stamps and souvenir sheets issued during
the year. So with an investment once a year, you can definitely make sure that
your collection of Greenland stamps and souvenir sheets will be up to date.
Complete the form below with your name and address, and you will receive
the year pack 2005 at the price of DKK 285.00. At the same time you will
automatically create a subscription to all future issues of year packs.

Account number (if any):
Name:
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