Definitive Series- Reprint SI

Definitive Series- Reprint

In the spring of 2011 POST Greenland released a new definitive series printed in combined intaglio and offset. A definitive series is a range of stamp, which bear the most used values for daily postage use. As is tradition in Greenland, the definitive series portrays the Queen’s portrait. On 9th May 2011 the definitive series was started with the two stamps G464 and G465 bearing the values DKK 0.50 and 1.00. There is a true and deeply felt connection between the Danish Royal house and the Greenlandic people. The relations run deep. Many up here still remember the Queen’s parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, and the heart felt emotional connection they showed to Greenland. Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid, Her Majesty the Queen, was born on 16th April 1940 at Amalienborg, Copenhagen. On 10th June 1967 she married Henri Marie Jean André, Count de Laborde de Monpezat, who, by the marriage, became His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark. The reigning couple’s two sons, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik André Henrik Christian and His Royal Highness Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian were born subsequently on 26th May 1968 and 7th June 1969 respectedly. Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid became Queen of Denmark in 1972. The first time the Queen visited Greenland was in 1960 in her capacity as heir to the Throne. Since then, the Queen has visited Greenland numerous times with great mutual joy and respect, the latest time being in 2009 in connection with the presentation of the self-governance law to the Greenlandic people. The Greenlandic children hold a large place in the Queen’s heart; she is the protector of the Association Greenlandic Children. The Association Greenlandic Children is independent of political and economic interests and receives no public funding. The work in the Association is based only on the large number of members and contributions from foundations and grants from companies. There are, therefore, many obvious reasons that the Queen and the rest of the Royal house is now, and in the future will be, a natural gathering point for the modern Greenland. Up here we all look forward to welcoming our Queen back to Greenland, when she visits our country again next summer.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 22.10.2012
Designer: Steen Brogaard
Printer: Intaglio
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 39.52mm x 28.93 mm
Values: DKK 0.50, DKK 1.00