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Alphabetical Checklist of Stamp Issues World Wide
and other philatelic issues somehow related to H.C. Andersen

Latest update: 17-nov-2006  

Face values are given in brackets for easy identification. Catalogue numbers are given after Scott, Gibbons, and Michel when available. For a quick preview I have made links to images of all stamps mentioned in the checklist. Click on the relevant link in the Description. All links will open in a new window. 

On 17th November 2006 I have been advised about an issue from Upper Yafa (2005), but as of this moment no image is available. It will follow at a later date. 

Latest addition: The Gambia 2005. Belgium 2005 (booklet of 5 stamps). 

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Country  Year Scott Gibbons Michel Description
Ascension Island 2005 n/a n/a 959-962 Omnibus issue with St. Helena, Nauru and Solomon Islands. The primary theme is Christmas, combined with illustrations to Andersen's Fairy Tales. Four values illustrating
- The Little Fir Tree (15 p)
- The Mail Coach Passengers (25 p)
- The Little Match Girl (35 p)
- The Snow Man (1.25 £) 
Sample image here 
Alderney/Guernsey 2005 n/a n/a 248-252 Set of five stamps, all featuring various parts of 
- The Little Mermaid
face values 26p, 32p, 36p, 40p, 65p
Antigua/Barbuda 2005 n/a n/a n/a Commemorative sheetlet of three stamps, each of 3 dollars, showing various situations from Andersen's life. 
Souvenir sheet containing one stamp of 6 dollars
 
Bahamas 2005 n/a n/a 1235-1238 Set of four Christmas Stamps 2005, featuring
- The Fir Tree (15c)
- The Princess and the Pea (25c)
- Thumbelina (50c)
- The Steadfast Tin-Soldier (65c)
Sample image here 
Belarus 2005 n/a n/a Block 47 (596) Birth bicentenary of Andersen. Sheet. 
Portrait and "The Snow Queen" 
Belgium 2005

(10th October)

n/a n/a 3497-3501
Block 105
Commemorative sheetlet containing five stamps, each of 0,50 Euro, illustrating five of Andersen's fairy tales
- The Princess and the Pea
- The Ugly Duckling
- Thumbelina
- The Little Mermaid 
- The Emperor's New Clothes
Sample image
Bosnia/Herzegovina
(Croatian Post)
2005 n/a n/a 152  One stamp in a set of two about Fairy Tales
- Thumbelina (0.20)
Brazil  2005 n/a n/a n/a One stamp featuring the fairy tale
- The Ugly Duckling (R$ 0,55) 
Bulgaria  1965  916 1004 969 Third stamp in a set of six 
- Portrait of H.C. Andersen (60)
Bulgaria  1968 1672 1792 1799 Second stamp in a set of two 
- The Tinder Box (20)
Bulgaria  2000 4141c 4311 Bl. 243 One stamp in a sheet of three with adjoining labels.  Bottom set  
- Thumbelina
Bulgaria 2005 n/a n/a Block 274 (4699)  Commemorative souvenir sheet with one stamp of 0,80 leva, showing a portrait of H.C. Andersen. The background image is a medley of illustrations for his fairy tales. Image here
Burundi  1977 525 a-d 1234-1237 1379-1398 - The Princess and the Pea (14 f) 
- The Elder Tree Mother (14 f) 
- The Ice Maiden (14 f) 
- The Old House (14 f) 
Cambodia  2000 1992 n/a 2135 One stamp in a set of six depicting Children's Tales.  
- Thumbelina (900 R) 
Central African Republic  1979 393-397  666-670  643  (Three stamps in a set of five)
- Thumbelina (30 F) 
- The Little Match Girl (200 F) 
- The Little Mermaid (250 F) 
China (People's Republic) 2005 
n/a n/a 3634-3638 (5-1)T Emperor's New Clothes 60 fen
(5-2)T The Little Mermaid 80 fen
(5-3)T Thumbelina 80 fen
(5-4)T The Little Match-seller 80 fen
(5-5)T The Ugly Duckling 80 fen 

Full strip of five stamps here
 
Cuba  2000 4091 4430 Bl. 160 One stamp in a set of six.  The Golden Age (children's magazine by Jose Marti). 
- The Nightingale (50c)
Czechoslovakia  1955 723 899 941 First stamp in a set of four 
- Portrait of H.C. Andersen (30 h) 
Czechoslovakia  1967 1463 2356 1697 Fourth stamp in a set of six 
- Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep (80 h) 
Czechoslovakia  1977 2134 2357 2395 One stamp in a set of five 
- The Emperor's New Clothes (3 kcs) 
Czechoslovakia  1985 2574 2797 2829 - Thumbelina (3 kcs) 
Czechoslovakia  1987 2669 2893 2924 11th Biennial Exhibition of Book Illustrators "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep" (4 kcs)  
Denmark 1935 246-251 292-297 222-227 Set of six stamps commemorating the centenary of H.C. Andersen's Fairy Tales 
- The Ugly Duckling (5 øre) 
- Portrait (7 øre-violet) Image here 
- The Little Mermaid (10 øre)
- Portrait of Andersen (15 øre-red)
- Portrait (20 øre-grey) Image here 
- Portrait (30 øre-blue) Image here 
Denmark  1972

Stationery (unlisted in catalogues)

Aerograms with prepaid stamp of various face values
- The Flying Trunk (1 kr) 
Denmark  1974 555 586 566 Third stamp in a set of five 
- Andersen's Childhood Home (70 øre) 
Denmark    1975

Only listed in Danish national catalogue (AFA)

Sheet of Christmas Seals with paper clippings by H.C. Andersen.  Image here 
Denmark  1975 573-575 605-607 595-597 100th Death Anniversary
- Numskull Jack (70 øre) 
- Portrait of Andersen (90 øre) 
- The Marsh King's Daughter (130 øre) 
Denmark  1988 850 861 917 1000th anniv. of the City of Odense.  The Cathedral "St. Canute" + HCA-statue. Image 
Denmark  1989 865 878 943 Tourism.  Sculpture of The Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen   Image here 
Denmark  1994

Only listed in Danish national catalogue (AFA)

Sheet of Christmas Seals with illustrations to H.C. Andersen's Fairy Tales.  Illustrations by Svend Otto Pedersen.  Image here 

Denmark 

1996 1041-1044 1063-1066 1116-1119 Denmark Cultural Capital 1996. 
One stamp in a set of four showing a cartoon-like image of The Little Mermaid. 
Image here 
Denmark  1997 1078-1079 1123-1124 1162-1163 Europa-stamps 1996.  
- The Tinder-Box (3,75) 
- Thumbelina (5,25) 
Denmark  2005 n/a n/a 1396-1399 Four stamps, depicting 
- a portrait of Andersen (4,50) 
- allegoric depiction as artist (5,50) 
- idem as story teller (6,50) 
- idem as travelling man (7,50) 
Denmark 2005 Only listed in Danish National Catalogue (AFA) Sheet of Christmas Seals showing a selection of paper cuts. Image here
Dominica 1991 1348-57 1453-62 1432-41 International Literary Year. Scenes from Disney Cartoon Arielle "The Little Mermaid" (1 of 10). (10 c)
Dominica 2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet of three stamps, each of 2$
- The Swineherd
- The Nightingale
- The Fir Tree 
Sample image here 
Souvenir sheet containing one stamp,6$
- The Ugly Duckling 
Sample image here 
Falkland Islands 2005 n/a n/a n/a Commemorative set of 4 stamps, depicting
- The Little Mermaid (18p)
- The Snowman (30p)
- The Ugly Duckling (45p) 
- Thumbeline (1 £) 
Sample image here 
Finland 
(Suomi)      
1990 825 1236 1119 Last stamp in a set of six depicting the artist Rudolf Koivu's illustrations of fairy tales.
- The Snow Queen (2 m) 
The Gambia 2005 n/a n/a n/a Commemorative sheet of three stamps, featuring 
- The Ugly Duckling (D 35)
- The Little Match Girl (D 35) 
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier (D 35) 
The Gambia 2005 n/a n/a n/a to come
German Democratic Republic  1972 1417-1422 E1525-1530 1801-1806 Pane of six stamps showing scenes from 
- The Snow Queen 
(5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 35 pf)
German Democratic Republic  1975 1694-1696 1811-1813 2096-2098 Pane of three stamps showing scenes from 
- The Emperor's New Clothes 
(20 pf, 35 pf, 50 pf)
Germany  2005 n/a n/a w/gum 2453
self-adh 2455
A commemorative stamp (144 Euro-cent), depicting an allegory of Andersen's fairy tales.  Image here 
Grenada  1987 1561-1568
1569-1570
1722-1729
MS1730-31
1702-1709
Bl.196-197
Intl. Stamp Exhib. Hafnia '87, Copenhagen.
Disney Cartoon Characters in scenes from Andersen's Fairy Tales 
- The Shadow (25 c)
- The Storks (30 c)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (50 c)
- The Tinderbox (60 c)
- Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep (70 c)
- The Little Mermaid (1,50 $)
- The Princess and the Pea (3,00 $)
- The Marsh King's Daughter (4,00 $)
- The Flying Trunk (sheet 1) (5,00 $)
- The Sandman (sheet 2) (5,00 $) 
Grenada  2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet containing three stamps of each 3$, showing three different portraits of H.C. Andersen. Image here
Grenada  2005 n/a n/a n/a Souvenir sheet containing one stamp of 6$, showing Andersen's tombstone in a Copenhagen Church Yard. Image here
Grenada Grenadines  1987 919- 926
927- 928
914-921
MS922-923
924-930
Bl.139-140
Idem 
- The Swineherd (25 c) 
- What the Good Man Does (30 c) 
- Little Tuk (50 c) 
- The World's Fairest Rose (60 c) 
- The Garden of Paradise (70 c) 
- The Naughty Boy (1,50 $) 
- What the Moon Saw (3,00 $) 
- Thumbelina (4,00 $) 
- The Elder Tree Mother (sheet 1) (5,00 $) 
- Numskull Jack (sheet 2) (5,00 $) 
Guyana  2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet of three stamps, each 200$,
- The Travelling Companion
- The Shadow
- The Drop of Water
Image here 

Souvenir sheet containing 1 stamp of 400$
- The Emperor's New Suit. 

Hong Kong 2005 n/a n/a 1285-1288 Set of four stamps (see full set
- The Ugly Duckling (1.40 $) 
- The Little Mermaid (2.40 $) 
- The Little Match Girl (3 $) 
- Emperor's New Clothes (5 $) 
Hungary  1976 2431 3049 3133 Issued 19th August 1976  for Hafnia '76 in Copenhagen. 
- Imperf mini sheet 
- Perf mini sheet 
Hungary  1979 2618 3288 3398 (2nd stamp in a set of seven) 
- The Ugly Duckling (60 f) 
Hungary  1987 3105-3106 3819-3820 3940-3941 - The Ugly Duckling (4 Ft) 
- The Brave Tin Soldier (6 Ft) 
Israel  2000 1393-1395 1473-1475 1546-1548 125th Death Anniv. of Andersen. 
- The Little Mermaid (1,20) 
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1,90) 
- The Ugly Duckling (2,30) 
Jersey  2005 n/a n/a Mermaid 
1174
Duckling 
Block 48 (1178) 
Favourite Fairy Tales, set of 5 stamps and 1 souvenir sheet.  Related to Andersen:
- The Little Mermaid (34p) 
- The Ugly Duckling (souvenir sheet, 2£) 
Kazakhstan 2005 n/a n/a 526 One stamp (200 T) with portrait of Andersen and an allegory of fairy tales.
- Sample image here
Korea 
(Dem. People's Rep.)
1987 n/a N2728 2878 International Stamp Exhibition Hafnia '87 
- The Storks (40 ch) 
- The Little Mermaid (60 ch)
Lesotho 2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet containing three stamps of each 8M, showing
- The Andersen Statue in Odense
- Andersen's Childhood Home in Odense
- Illustration for The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Image here 
Lesotho 2005 n/a n/a n/a Souvenir sheet containing one stamp of 15M, showing the statue of "The Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen Harbour. Image here
Liberia  1998 1354e n/a 2121 5th stamp in a sheet of 9 stamps Scott # 1354 
- The Princess and the Pea (40c) 
Liberia  2005 n/a n/a n/a Commemorative sheet containing three stamps of 50 Liberian Dollars
Liberia  2005 n/a n/a n/a Commemorative sheet containing one stamp of 100 Liberian Dollars 
Macedonia 2005 n/a n/a 266 Pane of two commemorative stamps with a label (without postal value) inserted. 200th birth anniversary. 
Image here 
Maldives 
(Republic of)
2005 n/a n/a 4462-4464
Block 592 (4465)
Booklet pane with three different portraits of H.C. Andersen, all of the face value of Rf 15 
Sample image here 

Souvenir sheet with one stamp showing the statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Rf 25
Sample image here 

Malta 2005 n/a n/a 1377-1380 Four stamps, depicting 
- a portrait of Andersen (7c) 
- allegoric depiction as artist (22c) 
- idem as story teller (60c) 
- idem as travelling man (75c) 
Note that this set is similar to the Danish set issued 2005; although a "contemporary" issue, it is NOT an official joint issue with Denmark.
Manama  1972 n/a  n/a 893 - 898 - Thumbelina - stamp (1 dh) 
- The Red Shoes stamp (2 dh) 
- The Tinder-Box stamp (3 dh) 
- The Ugly Ducling stamp (4 dh) 
- The Snow Queen stamp (5 dh) 
- The Little Match Girl stamp (10 dh) 
- Emperor's New Clothes - sheet (10 R) 
Marshall Islands  2001 777 n/a 1931-1934 Fairy Tales, designed by the Hungarian artist Janos Kass. Second from bottom in a vertical strip of seven is 
- The Ugly Duckling (34) 
Marshall Islands 2005 n/a n/a 1454 Set of four stamps, showing illustrations to
- The Princess and the Pea (37c)
- Thumbelina (37c)
- The Little Mermaid (37c)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (37c)
See sample set here (C234) 
Micronesia
(Federate States of)
2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheet containing 3 stamps of each 80c, depicting various portrait busts of Andersen. 
Sheetlet containing 1 stamp of 2$, depicting the H.C. Andersen Statue in Odense (Denmark).  
Monaco  1980 1235-1240 1450-1455 1431-1436 175th Birth Anniversary 
- The Princess and the Pea (0,70 f) 
- The Little Mermaid (1.30 f) 
- Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep (1,50 f) 
- The Brave Tin Soldier (1,60 f) 
- The Little Match Girl (1,80 f) 
- The Nightingale (2,30 f) 
Mongolia   1970 574j 565 590 Issued 5th June 1970 for the Expo in Japan.  18 stamps in the sheet have various Fairy Tales shown on the tabs. Two of these are related to Andersen,  "The Little Mermaid", and "The Little Match Girl". 
Mongolia  1987 1608 n/a Block 121 Souvenir sheet issued for Hafnia '87 in Copenhagen, showing in the selvedge 
- The Little Mermaid. Image here 
Mongolia 2001 n/a n/a 3316 Hafnia 01 "The Little Mermaid"
Montserrat  2005 n/a n/a n/a Souvenir sheet containing 3 stamps of each 3$
- Thumbelina, 
- The Flying Trunk, 
- The Buckwheat. 
Sheetlet containing 1 stamp of 6$
- The Little Mermaid 
Nauru 2005 n/a n/a 613-618 Omnibus issue with Ascension Island, St. Helena, and Solomon Islands. The primary theme is Christmas, combined with illustrations to Andersen's Fairy Tales. Six values illustrating 
- The Little Fir Tree (25 c)
- The Wild Swans (50 c)
- The Farm-Yard Cock & the Weather-Cock (75c)
- The Storks (1 $) 
- The Toad (2,50 $)
- The Ice Maiden (5 $)
Sample image here 
Nevis 2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet of four stamps of each 2$, featuring 
- The Little Mermaid
- Thumbelina
- The Snow Queen
- The Emperor's New Clothes
The background image is a modern photograph of the Nyhavn Quarter in Copenhagen. Image here
Nevis 2005 n/a n/a n/a Souvenir sheet containing one stamp of 6$, showing Andersen's portrait on the background of illustrations to some of his most known fairy tales. Image here
Niue 2005 n/a n/a n/a Souvenir sheet containing 3 stamps of each 1,50$ with different portraits of Andersen. 
Sheetlet containing 1 stamp of 3$, with portrait of Andersen. 
Palau  2005 n/a n/a n/a Commemorative issues in a sheet of three different stamps of each 1$ 
- Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep
- The Ugly Duckling
- The Tinder-Box 
and a souvenir sheet with one stamp

- The Little Match Girl (2$) (stamp) 
Poland 1968 1575 1814 1834 Thumbelina (5,50 Zl) 
Poland 1986 2729 3042 3029 Passenger Ferries, Ship Wilsnow. Vignette with Little Mermaid and text "Kopenhaga" 
Poland  1987 2832-2837 3137-3142 3125-3130 Intl. Stamp Exhib. Hafnia '87, Copenhagen 
- Thumbelina (10 zl) 
- The Nightingale (10 zl) 
- The Wild Swans (20 zl) 
- The Little Match Girl (20 zl) 
- The Snow Queen (30 zl) 
- The Brave Tin Soldier (40 zl)  
Poland 2005

n/a

n/a 4173-4174 Two stamps for Andersen's 200th anniversary.  
- The Little Mermaid (1,30 zl) 
- The Snow Queen (1,30 zl) 
Redonda  1986 Brookman Disney Cat. D57-64 (Stamps)
idem                        D65-66 (Sheets)
Disney Christmas.  Four stamps in a set of eight + one sheet in a set of two:
- The Ugly Duckling (30c) - stamp 
- The Snowman ( 60c) - stamp 
- The Red Shoes (70c) - stamp 
- The Little Match Girl (4$) - stamp 
- The Brave Tin Soldier (5$) - sheet 
Romania  1955 1072  2413 1555 First stamp in a set of six 
- Portrait of H.C. Andersen (20 b) 
Romania  2005 n/a n/a 5928 H.C. Andersen Commemorative (3000 L). 
- Sample here.  
San Marino 2005 n/a n/a 2242 One stamp in a set of three, dedicated to various artists and writers (1,30 Euro). 
The stamp portrays Andersen surrounded by images taken from the writer’s stories: The ugly duckling, The Red Shoes, The Little Match Girl, The little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and Thumbelina. 
Serbia Montenegro 2005 n/a n/a 3267-3268 Two stamps featuring 
- The Little Mermaid (41,50 + surchg. 0,50 
- The Snow Queen (58 + surchg. 0,70) 
Sierra Leone  1996 1951 MS 2649 Block 333 (2724) Sheet No. 18 of a set of 40.  
- The Little Mermaid (1500 Le) 
Sierra Leone 2005 n/a n/a n/a Commemorative sheetlet containing three stamps of each 3.000 LE, showing illustrations to
- Little Claus and Big Claus
- Thumbelina 
- The Tinder Box 
Image here
Sierra Leone 2005 n/a n/a n/a Souvenir sheet containing one stamp of 5.000 LE, showing 
- The Princess and the Pea
Image here
Singapore  2005 n/a n/a 1402-1405
(in Block 115) 
Four stamps, 1 souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, featuring:
- Thumbelina (1st class local)
- The Ugly Duckling (60c)
- The Emperor's New Clothes ($1)
- The Little Mermaid ($2) 
Solomon Islands 2005 n/a n/a n/a Omnibus issue with Ascension Island, St. Helena, and Nauru. The primary theme is Christmas, combined with illustrations to Andersen's Fairy Tales. Four values illustrating
- The Little Fir Tree (1 $)
- The Nightingale (2,10 $)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (2,50 $)
- The Phoenix Bird (5 $)
- The Tinder Box (10 $)
- The Red Shoes (15 $)
Sample image here 
St. Helena 2005 n/a n/a n/a Omnibus issue with Ascension Island, Nauru and Solomon Islands. The primary theme is Christmas, combined with illustrations to Andersen's Fairy Tales. Four values illustrating
- The Little Fir Tree (10 p)
- The Ugly Duckling (25) 
- The Snow Queen (30 p) 
- The Little Mermaid (1 £)
Sample image here 
St. Kitts 2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet containing three stamps of each 3$, showing illustrations to three different fairy tales. Image here
St. Kitts 2005 n/a n/a n/a Souvenir sheet containing one stamp of 5$, showing an illustration to
- The Emperor's New Clothes
Image here
St. Vincent of 
the Grenadines 
1992 965 (pane)
972-973 (sheets)
955-963
MS1009-10
1018-1026
Bl.127
Bl.128
Tales of Uncle Scrooge.  Design showing Disney Cartoon Characters.  
- The Princess and the Pea 
   PaneSheet 1Sheet 2    
St. Vincent of 
the Grenadines 
2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet of three stamps, each 3,00 $
- The Brave Tin Soldier
- The Top and Ball 
- Ole Luk-Oie (The Sandman)
Souvenir sheet of 5,00 $ 
- The Snow Queen 
Sweden  1975 1110 835 893 Swedish Opera Singer Jenny Lind (1 kr)
Tuvalu  2005 n/a n/a n/a Sheetlet of three single stamps of each 2 $, displaying three different portraits of Andersen. 
Image here 

Souvenir sheet containing one stamp of 3$, displaying the Andersen-statue in Odense, Denmark. Image here

Umm Al Quiwain 1972 n/a n/a 842 Emperor of Japan visit to Europe. Flag and Little Mermaid 
United Nations  1996 UN-NY 689 709 721 Second stamp in a set of two from UN  New York 
 - The Ugly Duckling (60 c) 
Upper Yafa 2005 n/a n/a n/a No image available at this moment. Will come soonest possible. 

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