Iceland 1992 Europa - Discovery of America Anniversary

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  • Label : "Postverk Føroya" (Post of the Faroe Islands) and "Postphil" (Iceland Post); 1992; commemorative stamps of the joint issue of the Faroes and Iceland of the issue "EUROPA-CEPT 1992 - Discovery of America";

(issue of 2 stamps and 1 block à 2 stamps, each by Island and the Faroes)

Note:
The normal desktop stamps show a white frame, the block stamps not. ("CEPT" = "Conférence Européenne des Administrations des Postes et des Télécommunications")

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers :
- Faroe issue : Michel No. 231, 232 (block No. Bl5, block stamps: No. 233, 234 (stamps without white frame)); Yvert & Tellier : No. 225, 226 (no block listing); Scott: No. 236, 237 (block No. 238, block stamps No. 238A, 238b); AFA: No. 225, 226 (block stamps: 225a, 226a)
- Iceland issue : Michel No. 762, 763 (block No. Bl13, block stamps No. 764, 765); Yvert & Tellier: No. 715, 716 (block No. BF13, block stamps No. 717, 718); Scott: No. 749, 750 (block No. 751, block stamps No. 751A, 751b); AFA: No. 755, 756 (block No. A757, block stamps No. 755a, 756a)
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value :
- Faroe issue : 3.70 - 6.50 (DKK)
- Iceland issue : 55.00 – 55.00 (IKR)
  • Postage validity : since 06 April 1992 (both issues)
  • Designed by : Thöstur Magnusson (Ϸöstur Magnússon)
  • Printed by : "N.V. Grafische Inrichting Johann Enschede en Zonen", Haarlem (Netherlands) (probably)
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation :
- desktop stamps : Comb perforation, K 13¼ : 13¾
- blocks : Harrow perforation, Ks 13¼ : 13¾
  • Print runs :
- Faroe issue :
- 3.70 (DKK) : 611,000
- 6.50 (DKK) : 521,000
- blocks (10.20 DKK) : 500,000
- Iceland issue :
- 55, 55 (IKR) : 800,000 (both)
- blocks (110 IKR) : 500,000
  • Stamp size :
- printed area of a single line without frame but with frame insriptions (single desktop stamps): 42.0 x 22.5 mm
- printed area of a single stamp as distance between the inner tangents of the perforation lines (block stamps) : 44.0 x 25.5 mm


Commemorative stamps of the joint issue of the Faroes and Iceland of the issue "EUROPA-CEPT 1992 - Discovery of America";
(issue of 2 stamps and 1 block à 2 stamps, each by Island and the Faroes)

Stamps

Faroe issue

mint

Michel No. 231, mint
Michel No. 232, mint

postmarked

Iceland issue

mint

Michel No. 762, mint
Michel No. 763, mint

postmarked

Block issue

Block with se-tenant of 2 stamps

Faroe issue

mint

Michel Block No. Bl5, mint
Michel Block No. 5, mint, 02

postmarked

Iceland issue

mint

Michel Block No. 13, mint
Michel Block No. 13, mint, 02

postmarked

Block stamps

Faroe issue

mint

postmarked

Iceland issue

mint

michel No. 764, mint
Michel No. 765, mint

postmarked


To the stamp motives;
- 3,70, 55.00 (DKK, IKR) : the Viking ship of Leif Erikson before a map of the Atlantic Ocean with Great Britain, the Faroes, Iceland, the southern part of Greenland and a part of the Canadian East coast
- 6.50, 55.00 (DKK, IKR) : the caravel "Santa Maria" of Christopher Columbus with cross sails before a map of the Atlantic Ocean with South western Weuope, North western Africa a prt of the US-East coast, the Caribbean, and a part of the northern South American coast