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Norway’s 2022 stamp program

Written by catpaw

January 20, 2022

Designer Magnus Rakeng’s Roald Amundsen’s 150 Years begins Norway’s 2022 stamp program. It’s beginning to feel like a tradition. Rakeng ushered in the past 2 years with snowy visages as well.  An appropriately chilly start to the new year. 

Last year offered some interesting perspectives on Norwegian history and landscape. I know, I know, all of you expect the puffin stamp to come out on the top of my picks, but no. Puffins, although near and dear to my geeky little heart weren’t the winners.  The Dovre Railway Line Centenary pair were the hands down best of 2021. The trains illustrated are “Dovregubben at Hjerkinn station and type 14 electric locomotive at Snøhetta”. The Record – The Illustrators (illustratorene.no)

Douvre railDouvre rail

“The Dovre Railway was officially opened on September 17, 1921. It took seventy years to complete, and was a long and difficult process. Several lines have been added over the years.” The Dovre Railway | A journey from Oslo to Trondheim (visitnorway.com)

Artist Trond Bredesen’s design has a classic travel poster appeal that really makes me want to book a trip on the Dovre train. If the stamps intrigue you, then you’ll enjoy Visit Norway’s write up on the line The Dovre Railway.  If you are a fan of Bredesen’s illustrations, look for his return in April for the Royal Anniversaries stamp. Much of Bredesen’s work has a vintage feel to it. Check out more of his illustrations at Illustratørene (illustratorene.no). And before you ask, yes, he has a couple of trolls and gnomes! Wonderful, wonderful trolls and gnomes. 

While Norway’s cancels aren’t as richly detailed as say Japan or Peru’s, the country does offer excellent collecting opportunities. Norwegian postmarks are clean and very linear, which has it’s own appeal. Here’s a good example from the October 2021 Mopeds and Motorcycles set. It’s amusing and understandable with no need for words

Motorcycle FDC cancel

On a final note, I’m currently looking for details about Posten stalwart designer Camilla Kvien Jensen. She’s a one person design force for them but decent info is a little hard to source.  Onwards and northwards to Norway.   
Catpaw

January

Roald Amundsen 150 years

Norway 2022 Amundsen fdc cancel

Roald Amundsen 150 years 2 Roald Amundsen 150 years 2

Norway 2022 Amundsen fdc Norway 2022 Amundsen gold letter fdc 

Norway 2022 Amundsen maxi card two  Norway 2022 Amundsen maxi card one

Norway 2022 Amundsen collectors setjpg

2 stamps, sheets of 50, FDC, cancel, gold letter FDC, 2 maxi cards, presentation pack, collector’s set
Offset 

Roald Amundsen at the South and North Poles  
Amundsen was featured on 6 previous Norwegian stamps. 

Amundsen, Roald (1872-1928) | FRAM (frammuseum.no)

Designer: Magnus Rakeng
Rakeng has designed 20 previous stamps for Norge Posten. His first stamp was the 2013 200 Years of the Norwegian Student Society
Photos from the National Museum / Commons, Fram Museum Fram Museum Oslo | The best museum in Norway‎

Release date: January 3, 2022


Posten at 375 Years

1647 QR code cancel 

1647 QR code red 2 1647 QR code 2 

1647 QR code FDC 1647 QR code FDC single stamp 1647 QR code FDC single stamp green 1647 QR code gold FDC1647 QR code collector set

2 stamps, sheets of 50, FDC, cancel, gold letter FDC, 2 maxi cards, presentation pack, collector’s set
Offset 

Marking Norwegian post’s 375 years of service. 
Norges Postmuseum (postmuseet.no) (use Google translate) 

In 1642, Governor Hannibal Sehested received an order from the Danish-Norwegian King Christian IV to organize a postal service between Copenhagen and Christiania. The result was that the Post Office was established on 17 January 1647. At that time, letter delivery was the only postal service. Sending a letter was relatively complicated, where the postage was calculated according to distance and weight and had to be paid in advance or upon receipt.  Frimerkeposten Nr 1/2022

Each stamp has a QR code. When scanned you will be treated to a Posten anniversary film.

Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen
Photographer: Aksel Jermstad

Release date: January 17, 2022


April

EUROPA 2022 – Stories and Myths 

Trolls & Hulder NORWAY 2022 EUROPA Trolls & Hulder NORWAY 2022 EUROPA  

Trolls & Hulder NORWAY 2022 EUROPA Trolls & Hulder NORWAY 2022 EUROPA

Trolls & Hulder NORWAY 2022 EUROPA Trolls & Hulder NORWAY 2022 EUROPA Trolls & Hulder NORWAY 2022 EUROPA

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, collector’s set, souvenir pack, 2 maxi cards

Trolls & Hulder

Trolls, Hulders and Nisses: The Preternatural Creatures of Norwegian Folklore – #FolkloreThursday 

 Better images & details coming

Release date: April 22, 2022


Royal Anniversaries

22nd April 2022 Royal Anniversaries stamp one 22nd April 2022 Royal Anniversaries stamp two 22nd April 2022 Royal Anniversaries stamp three 22nd April 2022 Royal Anniversaries stamp four 

NORWAY gold booklet 2022 Royalty

Norway 2022 FDC Royalty

4 stamps, prestige booklet, gold letter, 5 FDCs, cancel, collector’s set, folder
offset

  • King Harald V
  • Queen Sonja
  • King Haakon VII
  • Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Illustrator: Trond Bredesen
Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen

Release date: April 22, 2022


June

Posthorn

 

Andreas Friedrich Wilhelm von Hanno created the world’s oldest stamp design in 1871. Philatelic Database has a writeup about this design World’s Oldest Stamp Design – Norway’s Posthorn Stamp Still Going Strong – Philatelic Database

Designers: Enzo Fingers & Sverre Morken 

Release date: June 17, 2022


Love is Love

 

Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen

Release date: June 17, 2022


October 

Arctic University of Norway’s 150th Anniversary

 

Designer: Martin Mörck

Release date: October 1, 2022


Research, Innovation & Technology

 

Designer: Enzo Fingers

Release date: October 1, 2022


Posthorn Stamps 150th Anniversary

 

Designer: Enzo Fingers
enzofingerdesign

Release date: October 1, 2022


November

TBA

 

Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen

Release date: November 11, 2022


Christmas 2022

 

Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen

Release date: November 11, 2022


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