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Queen Margrethe II took over the throne on 14 January 1972 after the death of her father, King Frederik IX. After a meeting in the Council of State, the Prime Minister proclaimed the change of throne at Christiansborg Castle. The first daily series of stamp with Queen Margrethe was issued in 1974. It is a classic portrait in profile, which managed to be used for no less than 36 different values and colors. The portrait was drawn by Knud Nellemose after a bust modeled by himself. Todays stamp is a corner block of four of the 120 øre issue from 1974. CV is approx. 4 euros.