Stamp Stories from around the world

The first postage stamps from Denmark were issued on 1 April 1851, by a law passed on 11 March. The first value was a four (Fire) rigsbankskilling (RBS) stamp printed in brown, a square design with a crown, sword, and sceptre in the center. This 4 RBS stamp was first produced by the printing house Ferslev and later by the printing house Thiele. In total, 10 different types were printed in the period from 1851 to 1854. Today’s stamp is a Thiele Ia from 1852 . With its perfect bulls eye cancel the value is approx. 200 dollars.