Definitive Series 2015 SI

Definitive Series 2015

In October 2012 the long-awaited reprint of the definitive series fea- turing Her Majesty the Queen’s portrait was issued with the add on values DKK 0.50 and DKK 1.00. On 21st October 2013 the stamp was issued with the denomination DKK 10.00. With G563 and G564 the series now continues with two new

denominations, DKK 5.00 and DKK 20.00.

The first Greenlandic definitive series was issued in 1938 when the then monarch, King Christian X, was depicted on stamp. In 1950 his son and successor, King Frederik IX, was portrayed on the next definitive series. Our present definitive series, which started in 2012, is our sixth definitive series portraying HM The Queen, since 1973, when our beloved monarch was first depicted on a Greenland stamp.

To celebrate the HM The Queen’s 50th birthday in 1990, the then Greenland Home Rule named an ap- proximately 4,500 sq.km. area by Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund), East Greenland “Queen Margrethe II’s Land”. The area lies off the Greenland Sea.

In Tasiilaq - 32 years before POST Greenland’s stamp department Filatelia was founded in the city - Prin- cess Margrethe’s Orphanage was inaugurated on 17th September 1957 by the Association to assist Green- landic children, as the fifth and last of the children sanatoriums. Princess Margrethe’s Orphanage is, still today, an extremely well-liked institution in our city. 

Technical Details

Issue Date: 13.05.2015
Designer: Martin Mörck
Illustrator: Steen Brogaard
Process: Intaglio/Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 28.50 x 40.00mm
Values: DKK 20.00