I must confess to a youth as a stamp collector (yes, I did spend hours in the dark closet, trying to find out if a stamp was florescent or not) and when the Oseberg Viking ship project (I`ve written about them in an earlier blog post) started posting pictures of stamps with the Oseberg ship on them on their Facebook page, I just had to repost those pictures – and add some of my own:
I`ll start out with Canada – a country that shares some of our Viking history, as I wrote about in my previous blog post. I`m not sure how old this stamp is but it`s beautiful with the Oseberg ship and the old map.
Denmark has had several stamps with Viking ships on them:
A cute stamp from the Faroe Islands, showing the tiny islands as the center of Viking trade:
The Faroe Islands always have very pretty stamps. Look at this one:Or these:
Or these where Leif Eriksson is mentioned with Christoffer Columbus:
Iceland released these stamps to celebrate the 1000 years since Leif Eriksson came to Vinland (I think this is what the stamps say):
These stamps from Isle of Man are also very pretty:
But the stamps I REALLY love are these two – and it`s because they are so incredibly exotic. I have no idea how anyone in Congo or S. Tome and Principe ever got the idea of making stamps with Viking ships, but here they are:
And that was the end of a post where I got to be a nerd about both Vikings and stamps. You`re welcome to share if you have more Viking stamps floating about 🙂
3 thoughts on “Vikings – they are on stamps from all over the world”
The art work is very nice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Vikings on stamps. But I never looked for them. Thanks for showing that. Now I’d like some.
Stamps are almost a thing of the past now since no one sends any letters anymore. We only use stamps to send our Christmas cards these days 🙁
I know some people who don`t collect stamps by country but by topic. Now I want to collect Viking stamps 😀
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