Oslo (NO)

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Oslo is the capital and most populous city in Norway. Read more at Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania (sometimes spelling of Christiania) from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored. According to the Norse sagas, Oslo was founded around 1049 by King Harald Hardråde. Recent archaeological research however has uncovered Christian burials which can be dated to prior to AD 1000, evidence of a preceding urban settlement. This called for the celebration of Oslo's millennium in 2000.

Postmark Examples

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Meter cancels

Meter cancel 1940
Meter cancel 1950
Meter cancel 1952
Meter cancel 1957
Meter cancel 1969
Meter cancel 1996
1938 Francotyp meter from Norway on advertising cover for Gresshoppa, brand of cross-country skis. Meter cancel 1938

Roller cancels

Roller cancel 1959
Roller cancel 1959
Roller cancel 1962
Roller cancel 1963
Roller cancel 1963

20th Century

GB 3d cancelled onboard ship en-route to Oslo 1873
OSLO P.P. in 1933
OSLO TOLLPOST IN 1936
1993?
OSLO-BODELøKKA in 1959
OSLO - BR in 1959
OSLO-SOLLI in 1960
OSLO - VIKA in 1983
OSLO Br. 1 in 1984
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Se-tenant Michel No. W28, postmarked at "Oslo", 23-11-1992
Michel No. W30, postmarked at "Oslo", 27-11-1993
Se-tenant, Michel No. 12281229ST, postmarked at "Oslo", 21-11-1996

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs of the 20th Century

Christmas card of the Norway Post with se-tenant Michel No. W28; postmarked with FD-special cancellation at "Oslo", 23-11-1992
Christmas card of the Norway Post with se-tenant Michel No. W30, postmarked at "Oslo", 27-11-1993
Souvenir Card Michel No. W32, postmarked at "Oslo", 18-11-1994
Souvenir card with Michel No. W44, postmarked at "Oslo", 24-11-1995
Christmas-postcard of the Norway Post 1996 with se.tenant Michel No. 12281229ST, postmarked at "Oslo", 21-11-1996
Maxicard as Christmas greeting 1997 of the Norway post with Michel No. 1268, postmarked at "Oslo", 26-11-1997

19th century

Circle CHRISTIANIA in 1877
DC CHRISTIANIA * in Feb. 1889
DC CHRISTIANIA * in Mar. 1889
Bridge KRISTIANIA in 1897

Postal stationeries

PSC Jul 01/1997 (P197) to Cristmas 1997, postmarked at "Oslo", 26-11-1997
PSC Jul 02/1997 (P198) to Cristmas 1997, postmarked at "Oslo", 26-11-1997
PSC Jul 03/1997 (P199) to Cristmas 1997, postmarked at "Oslo", 26-11-1997
PSC Jul 04/1997 (P200) to Cristmas 1997, postmarked at "Oslo", 26-11-1997
PSC Jul 05/1997 (P201) to Cristmas 1997, postmarked at "Oslo", 26-11-1997
Postal Stationery as Christmas greeting 1998 of the Norway Post. No. 66/193 CP, postmarked at „Postifrimerketjeneste, Oslo“, 20-11-1998
Postal stationery as Christmas Card of the Norway Post in 1999, postmarked at "Oslo", 13-12-1999

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

1860 Letter to Permerend, Holland (Netherlands) with former spelling of Christiania. Sent via Hamburg Post with transit postmark. Features a strip of three of the 8 Skilling Brown-Carmine and a pair of 3 skilling Lilac-grey from the 1856-57 set of Oscar I stamps. FRANCO boxed cancel.
1882 Postal Card with former spelling of Christiania. Also showing a CHRA BYP Christiania Bypost cancel.
The North Cape V Issue 1957 FDC

Sub Offices

Elisenberg

ELISENBERG H office OSLO