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Copenhagen (Kjobenhavn (1841-1851), København, Kiobenhavn (1821-1841 only KI spelling, then 1841-1851 used in conjunction with KJ spelling), Københavnis) the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of Zealand, 42 km (26 mi) northwest of Malmö, Sweden and 164 km (102 mi) northeast of Odense. The city stretches across parts of the island of Amager and also contains the enclave of Frederiksberg, a municipality in its own right.Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. During the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it developed into an important regional centre, consolidating its position as capital of Denmark and Norway with its institutions, defences and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment which included the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and cultural institutions such as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After further disasters in the early 19th century when Nelson attacked the Danish fleet and bombarded the city, there was a surprising recovery with the advent of the Danish Golden Age, bringing a Neoclassical look to Copenhagen's architecture. From the 1880s, after its ramparts were flattened, the city experienced a major expansion into the surrounding areas with housing for all those who came in from the provinces to participate in the area's industrial growth.The city's origin as a harbour and a place of commerce is reflected in its name. Its original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name is derived, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants' harbour", often simply Hafn or Havn.

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Views of the Town on Stamps

Frederiksburg Slot - Copenhagen
Exhibition Card of the Finnish Post (franked with Michel No. 1274A) to the stamp exhibition "Frimaerker i Forum '94" at "Kobenhavn", 10-13-11-1994

Postmarks

Three ring cancels with K, V, N and Ø where used in the period of 1895-1903 for the different area's of Copenhagen K for Center, N for North, V for West and Ø for East.

East Kopenhagen 3-ring cancel.
Landbrugsudstillingen 1938
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Københavns Postcenter 2014
Kjobenhavn ★ K ★
København F FALCONERCENTRET 1966 Congress cancel
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Arrival cancel
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ØSTJYLLANDS POSTCENTRE 2391 (Copengagen S)
KOBENHAVN 8 PTM
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Foot Posts

In 1849 the Private Posts were abolished and the Post Office took over the Foot Posts (delivery) within the city. A special cancel was used for city mails.

Copenhagen city Foot Post cancelled by the F: date :P oval type cancels used in Blueish-green and also in Black. Blueish-green was in use during the 1849-1850 period
detail of the cancel

Cards and Covers

Copenhagen rare clock cancellation of 1892 designed to show date and year and the time in hours and minutes.
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Letter card sent from Copenhagen by train via Hamburg to Leipzig 1887
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Registered cover from Libya with a Kobenhavn/K. 19 arrival cancel 1965.
Kjobenhavn FB Foreign branch cancel on postcard 1909 (10 Ore rate) to Sidi Bel Abbes Algeria Christmas seal and receiver for Oran District Algeria. Taxed ?
Kjobenhavn C cancel on Postal Card to Cognac France 1906 COGNAC CHARENTE receiver
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Cover sent from PIB (Presse Illustrations Bureau) in Denmark to Sweden 1936. Note the Meter cancel has been applied twice, horizontal and vertical.
FDC to the Europe-CEPT issue 1991, postmarked at "Kobenhavn V", 02-05-1991

Pictorial & Slogan Cancels (known as TMS (Tekst Maskin Stempler) cancels)

Københaven PTM skriv altid afsender ca deres post Always write sender´s address on your mail
Københaven K1 + det rigtige er et statstelegram på festblanket The correct thing to use for a state telegram is to send the festive form
København OMK + Hafnia 76 Danmark - International Frimærke Udst Københaven 20-29 Aug 1976 Hafnia 76 Denmark - International Stamp Expo Copenhagen 20-29 August 1976
København 4 Læg aldrig penge i alm. breve Never put money in a standard letters
København OMK Husk Postnummer Remember the zip code
København 11 OMK et frimærke hæfte bor man altid have hos sig Always carry a stamp booklet
København OMK køb post-og telegrafhåndbogen på posthuset purchase Posts and Telegraphs Manual at the post office
København 9 OMK Besøg Bymuseet og Post-og Telegrafmuseet Vesterbrogade 59 (TIDL.KGL.SKYDEBANS) Visit the City Museum and Post and Telegraph Museum Vesterbrogade 59 (TIDL.KGL.SKYDEBANS)
København 8 OMK Alle Telefonabonnenter findes i Rigstelefonkataloget All Telephone subscribers are in the National Telephone catalogue
København 21 OMK giro 2004186 støt dansk epilepsiforening giro 2004186 support Danish Epilepsy Association
København OMK København Kommunes sommerunderholdning LÆS FREDAGS ANNONCEN JUNI-AUGUST Copenhagen Community's summer entertainment read the Friday ad from June to August
København 4 OMK Læg aldrig penge i alm breve Never put money in ordinary letters
Københaven 1 K TIVOLI midt i København TIVOLI - centre of Copenhagen an advert for the Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park
København OMK ZOO ÅBEN HELE ÅRET ZOO OPEN ALL YEAR
'København OMK Støt kampen mod gigten Support the fight against arthritis
Københaven 1 K Postgiro SPARER TID OG PENGE Postgiro SAVES TIME AND MONEY
Københaven 3 OMK FORGLEMMIGEJ DAGEN - EVNESVAGES VEL Forget-me-DAY - Mentally Handicapped
København OMK VÆRN NATUR OG VILDE DIRE Støt verdensnaturfonden Giro 5 00 20 01 NATURE PROTECTION AND WILDLIFE Support World Wildlife Fund Giro 5 00 20 01
Københaven 9 OMK 100 ÅR I DANMARK STADIG AKTUEL afholdsbevaegelsen 100 YEARS IN DENMARK STILL PRESENT The temperance movement
København OMK HUSK SELEN REMEMBER THE SEAT-BELT
Københaven 1 K TORTUR KAN AFSKAFFES Amnesty International Giro 7 00 4001 TORTURE TO BE ABOLISHED Amnesty International Giro 7 00 4001
Københaven 8 OMK BESØG DANMARKS AKVARIUM VISIT DENMARKS AQUARIUM
Københaven OMK ENSOMME GAMLES VÆRN'S juleindsamling GIRO 5 00 11 45 Help the Aged. Please give generously at Christmas
Københaven 5 PTM BOSERUP MINDE LANDSFORENINGEN AF LUNGEHANDICAPPED VI FOREBYGGER OG HJÆLPER BOSERUP MEMORIAL National Association of LUNG HANDICAPPED WE PREVENT AND HELP
Københaven 4 OMK vær velset brug refleksbrikken be seen wear reflective patches
Københaven 9 OMK send juleposten i god tid send christmas mail early
Københaven 18 OMK FESTIVAL 1959 Music Festival
31 march 1980
Meter cancel for the Overview of the Postal Districts in Copenhagen in 1960 Copenhagen 5 OMK
Support the Association of Cardiac Diseases Copenhagen 9 OMK

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Roller Cancels

PKP 6 wave Roller Cancel Express Mail usage.

Special Cancels

Tivoli (Gardens)

Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) is an amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world.

Copenhagen V / Tivoli Postmark used 23. August 1981 cancelled by the special P.O. in opening seasons.

Greenland Fund

Støt Grønlandsfonden Giro 3 cancel of Copenhagen 3 OMK. The stamp was issued as part of the fund to aid Greenland by Denmark.

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Copenhagen-Malmo (Sweden) Sea Post

A Ferry service has operated between Copenhagen and Malmo for many decades mail started to be carried from the 1850's, early mail was marked Fra Sverige M.

Fra Sverige M(almö) Copenhagen to Malmö mail arriving at Copenhagen.
Fra Sverige (From Sweden) Copenhagen-Malmö

København (Jb.P.) Rail Posts

Copenhagen Railway Post was allocated the number 34 Numeral.

East Zealand Railway- Copenhagen

Copenhagen East Zealand Railway Post was allocated the number 212 Numeral.

Kjøbenhavn-Gjedser Rail Bureau

A Rail service operated between Copenhagen and Gedser on the island of Sjæland.

Stamp lightly cancelled by the Kjøbenhavn-Gjedser IIIb Rail Bureau and cancelled again on arrival at Guldborg to prevent re-use of stamp.