Greenland 1996 Arctic Orchids - II
- Edition : "Kalaalit Nunaat" (Post of Greenland), commemorative stamps of the issue "Arctic Orchids - II"; issue of 3 stamp, each on normal paper and luminescent paper
"Luminescence" is the superordinated term for the jump of electrons from an excited energy state to a lower under light emission. This light emission can take place with time delay (phosphorescence) or without (fluerescence) in the range of nanoseconds to several minutes. That is why often not can be said exactly if a such phenomenon is "fluorescence" or "phosphorescence".
- Issue Dates : 29 February 1996
- Catalogue numbers : Michel No. 284x - 286x, 284y - 286y ("x" = normal paper, "y" = luminescent paper); Yvert & Tellier: No. 263a - 265a ("a" = luminescent paper, number without letter = normal paper); AFA: No. 286a-288a ("a" = luminescent paper, number without letter = normal paper)
- Color : multicolored
- Watermark : none
- Nominal value : 4.25 (DKK) - 4.50 (DKK) - 7.50 (DKK)
- Postal validity : unlimited
- Designed by :
- Martin Mörck (* 1955) (design)
- Jens Lorentzen (engraving)
- Printery : "Postens Trykkeri", Copenhagen (probably)
- Print Process : offset printing and recess printing, combined
- Perforations : comb perforation, K 12¾
- Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp as distance between the inner tangents of the perforation lines: 23.0 x 30.5 mm
Commemorative stamps of the issue "Arctic Orchids - II"
4.25: The stamp motive shows the blossoms of a plant of the species "Corallohiza trifida" (English: "Northern Coralhood", German: "Korallenwurz").
4.50: The stamp motive shows the blossoms of a plant of the species "Amerorchis rotundifolia" (English: "Roundleaved orchid", German: "Rundblättrige Orchidee")
7.50: The stamp motive shows the blossoms of a plant of the species "Plathanthera hyperborea" (English: "Northern green orchid", German: "Nordische Waldhyazinthe")