New Issue 27th October 2017

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20/10/2017 - 16:00
Udgivelse 18. oktober 2017

Issue 1703

The additional value stamp of the year will be sold for the benefit of Kofoed’s School, which recently opened a branch in Nuuk. The concept of the school in Nuuk is similar to the concept of the original school in Copenhagen. This means that Kofoed’s School in Nuuk helps socially deprived people to improve their lives. The stamp will be issued in both normal sheets and souvenir sheets – and will be sent to our subscribers on 27th October. The artist Miki Jakobsen is the man behind the design.

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (in French: ”Terres australes et antarctiques françaises” – TAAF) have a flora and fauna, which are very similar to those of Greenland. We will mark this with two beautiful stamps in a joint issue with the postal administration of TAFF. Both stamps, which will be issued in normal sheets and souvenir sheets, are drawn and engraved by Martin Mörck. The printing method is combined offset and laser engraving.

The young artist Ivínguak’ Stork Høegh will make her stamp début with two stamps in the new series ”Environment in Greenland”. She was born in Aasiaat in 1982 and has, among other things, made her mark with digital photo collages, acrylic and mixed media techniques. The stamps will be printed in offset and issued in normal sheets.

Unlike Ivínguak’, Julie Hardenberg has drawn stamps for several years. The two Christmas stamps of the year are created by this established artist and writer, whose name is known abroad. In keeping with tradition, the Christmas stamps will both be issued in normal sheets, printed on gummed paper and issued in a self-adhesive stamp booklet.

The 2017 SEPAC folder contains a mint copy of each of the 13 stamps from the member nations.
SEPAC is an abbreviation for ‘Small European Postal Administration Cooperations’. SEPAC is the network of 13 small European postal services, which is currently comprised of: Aland, The Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and Vatican City.

New franking labels on 27th October 2017.
The images depicted on the four franking labels in this new series are all inspired by the beauty and wonder of Greenland. They reproduce four photographs. The first one was taken by Haukur Sigurdsson of Iceland, while the other three are by Abel Berthelsen from Nuuk.

Also true to tradition, the stamp year will be rounded off with the year pack containing all 22 stamps and five souvenir sheets. It is my wish that you will enjoy our stamps in 2017.

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