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02 March 2009
4/2009
Personal Stamp Issue

Personalised stamp

Norway
A proud moment? Absolutely! It's like a special occasion when you post a letter with a stamp you have created yourself. The letter is to Grandma and the stamp is bound to bring her pleasure - it's a photo of her new grandchild. Children are one of the most popular subjects for personalised stamps.

Personalised stamps have proved a success all over the world. They first appeared at the end of the 1990s, initially as perforated labels with no denomination or country name, but have since been given the status of stamps. Norway launched them in 2006 with immediate success. Orders poured in, and continue to do do. Norway Post has so far delivered one million personalised stamps. The photos that are sent in demonstrate creativity as well as skill with a digital camera. Children, bridal couples and pets top the list of subjects.

The use of personalised stamps is not restricted to the general public. Norway Post

Hepatica  

Hepatica

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Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) has been chosen as the standard subject for this issue. It grows on rich, chalky soil in both coniferous and deciduous forests. Hepatica was long an endangered species in Norway, but care in picking it has probably saved it from extinction. Perhaps Norway Post

Technical Information

2.3.2009
Number: NK 1713, FH 154
Subject: Hepatica
Design: Enzo Finger
Value: NOK 8.00 (A-Priority, domestic)
No. per booklet: 8 self-adhesive stamps
Printing: Standard subject and frame: 5-colour offset by Cartor,
France. Stamps with a personalised subject: Subject
printed by inkjet printer
Sales prices: First day cover: NOK 12.00
Presentation pack: NOK 37.00
Collector
copyright notice: The source of the text and the images is Norway Post.
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