Stamp Stories from around the world

Denmark’s third type of stamps were issued in the period from 1854 to 1857. They have the same design as the first stamp (4 RBS from 1851), i.e. with a crown, sword, and sceptre in the center and with dotted filling of the corners (dotted spandrels). A series of 4 stamps: 2 skilling (sk.), 4 sk., 8 sk. and 16 sk. were issued. The stamps were drawn and engraved by J. Buntzen and printed by H. H. Thiele. Today’s stamp is a mint 16 sk. stamp issued in 1957. It has a CV of around 2.000 $ for a post fresh copy.