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New Material can be ordered from the Norwegian Post:
Postens frimerketjeneste (PFT),
Postboks 9350 Grønland, 0191 Oslo, Norway
Phone: + 47 23 14 78 70     
Website (English)     E-mail:kunde.ft@posten.no

  2011 Issues


2012
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2013 Issues

  NK1823     Bar code below stamp row 10/5  
  NK1823 Hadeland glassverk issued 15.06.2012 in sheets of 50.     Glas production.
NK number left of stamps row 1/1 and row 10/1
500 000 stamps issued
 
  NK1821-22 Lighthouses issued 15.06.2012 from booklets     NK1821-22 Lighthouses issued 15.06.2012 from coils. Produced for philatelic products as Year Books, Year Sets, Presentation Packs, FDCs etc.  
  NK1821-22 Lighthouses.
Blueish white, thick back paper of booklet stamps.
The text varies according to
position in booklet
    NK1821-22 Lighthouses. Yellowish, transparent and thinner back paper of coil stamps  
  Norwegian Aviation 100 years
Souvenir Sheet NK 1818 - 1820

Issued May 18 2012 in sheets of 50.

    The training plane FF9 Kaje at Kjeller airfield  
  Norwegian Aviation 100 years
NK 1818.

Issued May 18 2012 in sheets of 50.
    Glider  
  Norwegian Aviation 100 years
NK 1818.

Issued May 18 2012 in sheets of 50.
    Douglas DC-3 (Dakota)

 
 
  Norwegian Aviation 100 years
NK 1818.


Issued May 8 2012 in sheets of 50.
    On May 31 1912 lieutenant Hans Fleischer, in the first Norwegian airplane, a Rumpler Taube named "Start", made the first airflight in Norway from Horten via Moss to Fredrikstad. 48 km in 35 minutes  
  NK1815 Tourism issued 13.04.2012 from coils     NK1815 Tourism issued 13.04.2012 from booklets of 10 stamps  
  NK1816 Europa-Issue, tourism issued 13.04.2012 from coils     NK1816 Europa-Issue, tourism issued 13.04.2012 from booklets of 10 stamps  
  NK1817 Europa-Issue, tourism issued 13.04.2012 from coils.     NK1817 Europa-Issue, tourism issued 13.04.2012 from booklets of 10 stamps  
  Back paper of coil stamps     Blueish white, thick back paper of booklet stamps.
The text varies according to
position in booklet
 
  NK1811-14 Famous Norwegians issued 13.04.2012; Sonja Henie and Torbjorn Egner. Thick, white, non-transparent back paper for stamps from 5000-coils     Greyish, transparent back paper for stamps from 100-coils  
  NK1811-14. Issued 13.04.2012 in coils of 5000 (?). Narrow space between stamps and thick, white, on non-transparent back paper.  Stamps in correct order.     For use for philatelic products only (FDCs, year sets, yearbooks, presentation packs etc). No numbers on back paper behind stamps.  
 
Issued 13.04.2012 in coils of 100 on greyish, transparent back paper. Stamps in inversed order.
Domestic postage rate.
    Sold from all post offices. 3-digit number on back paper behind every 5th stamp.  
  NK 1810. Nordic countries common issue:
Life at sea (ship on fire).
MS issued 21.03.2012.

Selling price NOK 13 (postage rate for  first class mail up to 20 g to Europe)

    200 000 Miniature Sheets printed.  
  Norway's first Prestige booklet. King Harald's and Queen Sonja's 75th birthday. Issued 21.02.2012.     Selling price NOK99, stamp value NOK45. See comment below.
12 500 booklets printed, only five booklets for each customer.
 
  NK1808 in booklet sheet of 1     The stamp differs from the one issued in sheets of 50.
See difference below.
 
  NK1809 in booklet sheet of 1     The stamp differs from the one issued in sheets of 50.
See difference below.

 

 
  NK1808 and 1809 in booklet sheet of 2     The stamps differ from the ones issued in sheets of 50.
See differences below.

 

 
  NK 1808 from booklet.
D lower than N,
whiter background
    NK 1808 from sheet of 50.
D and N on same horizontal level. More coloured background
 
  NK 1809 from booklet.
K lower than N,
whiter background
    NK 1809 from sheet of 50.
K and N on same horizontal level. More coloured background
 
  NK 1809 13 kr King Harald 5 issued 21.02.2012 .     500 000 stamps issued in sheets of 50. NK number left of stamp 1 and 46.  
  NK 1809 13 kr King Harald 5 issued 21.02.2012 in sheets of 50.     Bar code below stamp 50.  
  NK 1808 9,50 kr (domestic postage to 20g) Queen Sonja issued 21.02.2012 .     500 000 stamps issued in sheets of 50. NK number left of stamp 1 and 46.

 

 
  NK 1808 9,50 kr Queen Sonja issued 21.02.2012 in sheets of 50. Bar code below stamp 50.     Bar code below stamp 50.  
  NK 1807 self adhesive personalized stamp issued 21.02.2012 in sheets of 20.        
  NK 1806. Self adhesive 14 kr definitive stamp issued 21.2.2012 in coils of 100.        
   NK 1806. Inverted number on back paper behind every fifth stamp        
  NK 1805. Self adhesive "B-mail"(economy, 2nd class) definitive stamp in coils of 100.     Issued 21.2.2012.
Stams from 5000-coils have no B-label attached.
 
  NK 1805. Inverted number on back paper behind every fifth stamp        
  PFE 35 issued 02.01.2012 to cover new domestic postage rate NOK 9,50 for cover up to 20g     First day cancel. The stamp is sold by Postens frimerketjeneste (PFT) only  
 

 

Latest News & Comments

Prestige booklet no. 1 from Norway, nice, but far too expensive.

Beautiful stamps, horrible selling price. Great Britain, USA, Denmark, Iceland and Greenland (countries that Norway likes to be compared to) have issued various prestge booklets for quite a few years. The prestige booklets from these countries are sold at stamps face value or a litte more! They are collector's items, and are seldom seen as postage on covers, which again means easy money to the Post.

This easy money however, was not enough for the Norwegian Post, stamps with a normal selling price NOK 45 are sold for NOK 99, 120% above face! And, if that isn't enough, the booklet stamps are different from those issued in sheets, which means that all Norway collectors need them for their Norway collections. And in order to make them really attractive, the number of booklets printed is only 12.500 (but to that price I am not sure if they will be sold out).

If this policy keeps on, say with one or two prestige booklets a year, I am afraid that even more Norwegian and foreign collectors will stop collecting modern Norwegian stamps.

Postage Rates from January 1st 2012

Thickness 0-2 cm, 35,3 x 25 cm

 A - Prioritaire Domestic Europe Outside Europe
Up to 20 g NOK 9,50 NOK  13,00 NOK 15,00
Up to 50 g NOK 14,00 NOK 16,00 NOK 27,00
Selling price International Reply Coupon: NOK 16.00 Exchange value IRC: NOK 15,00

Prices for registered letters

Small format: From 14 x 9 cm up to 17.6 x 25 cm (B5), thickness up to 2 cm, weight up to 2 kg

Domestic International
NOK 128 NOK  137

2012 Stamp program

Date of issue Occasion Number
02.01 PFE label 1 stamp of 9,50 kr
21.02 Norwegian Art V - definitives 2 stamps from coils
(coils of 100 and of 5 000)
21.02 Personal Stamp 1 stamp from sheets
21.02 King Harald and Queen Sonja 75 years 2 stamps from sheets +
2 stamps from booklet
21.03 Life at see (Nordic issue) 1 stamp in miniature sheet
13.04 Famous Norwegians 4 stamps from coils of 100 +
4 stamps from coils of 5 000
13.04 Tourist Issue 3 stamps in booklets +
3 stamps from coils of 5 000
18.05 Aviation in Norway 100 years 3 stamps + miniature sheet
15.06 Norwegian Lighthouses III 2 stamps in booklet +
2 stamps from coils of 5 000
15.06 Hadeland glassverk 250 years 1
14.09 Norwegian male popular music artists 4
14.09 Norwegian Nurses Union 100 years 1
14.09 Famous Norwegians 2
12.11 Posthorn Stamp 1
12.11 The Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings 100 years 1
12.11 Christmas stamps 2 stamps in booklet
Total   29 stamps + 2 MS


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