Norway 1993 Christmas stamps

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  • Label : Norway Post ("Postens frimerkjetjeneste"), commemorative se-tenant to „Christmas 1993“;

issue of 1 se-tenant à 2 stamps

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers :
- stamps: Michel: No. 1141+1142 ; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1098-1099; Scott: No. 1049-1050; AFA: 1139Cv+1140Ch
- se-tenants : Michel: No. W30; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1098A; AFA: No. 1139-1140
- stamp booklet : Michel: No. MH21; Yvert & Tellier: No. C1098; AFA: No. H1139-1140
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 7.00 = 2 x 3.50 (NOK)
  • Postage validity : since 27 November 1993
  • Designed by : Knut Løkke-Sørensen (* 1931)
  • Printed by : "Emil Moestue A/S", Oslo (probably)
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : 3-sided comb perforation, K 13¼
  • Print run :
- 7,774,210 se-tenants in stamp booklets, each à 10 stamps (5 se-tenants)
- 7,500,000 (other source)
  • Stamp size :
- single stamp (printed area of a single stamp without signature and year line) : 20.5 x 27.0 mm
- se-tenant (printed area of a entire se-tenant without signature and year line) : 44.5 x 27.0 mm
  • First Day postmark : one-circle special postmark with 27.0 mm diameter and a weather vane as central motive, dated at "Oslo", 27-11-1993


Commemorative se-tenant of the issue "Christmas 1993";
(issue of 1 se-tenant à 2 stamps)

Se-tenant

Se-tenant Michel No. W30, mint
Se-tenant Michel No. W30, postmarked

FDC

FDC to this issue

Covers, cards, and philatelic products

Christtmas greeting card of the Norway Post with se-tenant Michel W30, postmarked at "Oslo", 27-11-1993


To the stamp motives:
- 3.50 (NOK) (left side, darker) : The chapel at "Store Mengen" ("Store" = "Old-...") (Mangen = a lake at the border between the municipalties of Eidskog (county of „Innlandet“) and Aurskog-Høland (county of "Viken").
- 3.50 (NOK) (right side, brighter) : The chapel at the former municipalty of Sandnessjøen. The location had the name "Stamnes" in 1899-1948, before and after the name was "Sandnessjøen". The municipalty was disestablished to the 01 January 1965.
- Christmas-postcard : the obverse shows the snow-covered "Hedded stave church" (Norvegian: "Hedded Stavkyrkje") near the municipalty of Notodden (province "Vestfold og Telemark" = southwestern of Oslo): This church was built around of 1250 with a high of 26 m and 5 roof-heels without a single iron-nail. It is the greatest of the contemorary still preserved Norvegian stave churches.; photo by the firm "Husmo-Foto" ("A.Husmo"), Oslo.