1904-1915 1916-1926 1927-1939 1940-1950
1940. Peace Dove (at Christmas 1940 Denmark was occupied by Hitler's Germany). Artist: Arne Bang. Print by Alfred Jacobsens Etablissement. First published 12th November 1940. Print run: 20,5 mill. Read more details here.
1941. King Christian X on Horseback. Artist: Kai Louis Jensen. Print by Alfred Jacobsens Etablissement. First published 11th November 1941. Print run: 22 mill.
1942. Princess Margrethe (now Queen Margrethe II), born 16th April 1940. Reproduced after a photograph, and printed by Fyns Stiftsbogtrykkeri, Odense (Island of Funen). First published 16th November 1942. Print run: 25 mill. The seal was sold out the same year.
||The 1942-seal shows the
Danish Queen Margrethe II at the age of 2 years in 1942.
Exactly 30 years later -- in 1972 -- Princess Margrethe became
Queen of Denmark.
The card is franked with Scott # 224 and 230.
It is cancelled on 22nd December 1922 in Svendborg, a city in the southern part of the island of Funen, and delivered to an address in Elsinore on Zeeland.
1943. Little Girl. Many of the 1943-seals were printed on yellowish paper, so-called war-paper. Artist: Viggo Bang. Print by J. Jørgensen & Co. First published 20th November 1943. Print run: 33 mill.
1944. Pine Branch with Candle. The candle light is shaped like a Christmas Star. Artist: Arne Bang. Print by J. Jørgensen & Co. First published 21st November 1944. Print run: 37,5 mill. Sold out the same year.
1945. Flying the Danish National Flag "Dannebrog" (Denmark liberated from German Occupation in May 1945). Artist: Viggo Bang. Print by J. Jørgensen & Co. First published 20th November 1945. Print run: 45 mill.
1946. Wreath of Advent. The top light of the wreath symbolizes the Christmas Star. Artist: Arne Bang. Print by J. Jørgensen & Co. First published 20th November 1946. Print run: 50 mill.
Also the 1947-seal reflects history. The "old king", Christian X, passed away earlier that year, and his eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, assumed the Danish throne as King Frederik IX. He is depicted on the seal together with his wife, Queen Ingrid, whom he had married in 1935 in Stockholm. Queen Ingrid was a daughter of the then Swedish king. King Frederik IX passed away in 1972, and his eldest daughter, Princess Margrethe, assumed the throne as Queen Margrethe II.
The card is interesting, since the Christmas seal shows the new king and queen, and one of the stamps used for postage was the new king's late father, King Christian X.
The stamps used for postage are Scott # 224 and 280. The card is cancelled on 31st December 1947 in Hillerød, a town in the northern part of Zeeland and delivered to an address in Fredensborg, only 15 miles away.
1947. King Frederik X and Queen Ingrid. The king succeeded his late father, King Christian X, on the Danish throne in 1947. Artist: Primus Nielsen. Print by J. Jørgensen & Co. First published 18th November 1947. Print run: 51 mill.
1948. Boy with Pixy-Hat. Artist: Axel Mathiesen. Print by J. Jørgensen & Co. First published 18th November 1948. Print run: 51 mill. Read more details here.
1949. Chain Dance around the Christmas Tree. Artist: Kai Olsen. Print by J. Jørgensen & Co. First published 10th November 1949. Print run: 55 mill.
1950. The Christmas Flower and Christmas Star, Poinsettia. Artists: Tyge Holm and F. Grut. Print by I.P. Jensens Trykkeri. First published 17th November 1950. Print run: 60 mill.
As late as in 1962 all sheets for 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1916 and the overprint 1951/50 were sold out. At that time the remaining sheets were for sale at 200,00 DKK per sheet. The Christmas Seal Foundation, which is a private company, now only carries full sheets three years back, and the remaining part of any unsold sheets prior to the "latest 3 years" are destructed.
1904-1915 1916-1926 1927-1939 1940-1950
|Published 1999. Revised 08 nov 2006
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