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Cancellation types on the first Norwegian stamp

From 1855 to 1860s When the norwegian postal government finally decided to print and distribute their first stamp, they also explained to all postal employees the way the stamps should be handled and cancelled. This was all new to them, and clear instructions were of key importance, since they feared a situation where stamps could be reused. Grid cancellation Ring cancellation Dark blue Ink cancellation Previous…


The first Norwegian stamp

It took 15 years from the first issue of the penny black in Great Britain, before the first Norwegian stamp was printed and used.  The postal department seems to have approached various firms for suggestions for the printing of the stamp early in 1854, but the first documentet approach came 17th of may with a suggestion of a portrait of King Oscar, though this was discarded.…


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