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Posted 05/11/2012   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
RockySC - Welcome to SCF, and thanks for reviving this great thread. Sorry, but I don't have any information about the interesting German-Austrian item you posted above, although I suspect it is a Nazi propaganda label and not a postage stamp. Either way, it's a nice addition to the thread.

Here are images of the six stamps in a set designed after illustrations from Snorri Sturluson's Saga of Kings by Norwegian cartoonist and illustrator Harald Damsleth (1906-1971), printed by photogravure, and issued by Norway in 1941 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of Norwegian writer and historian Snorri Sturluson (1178-1241), Scott Nos. 240-45, Facit Nos. 299-304.

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Dream of Queen Ragnhild


Einar Tambarskjelve fighting in the Battle of Svolder (c. 999)


Snorri Sturluson


King Olaf the Holy sailing in his wedding procession to Landmerket


Svipdag's men entering the Hall of Kings


Before the Battle of Stiklestad (1030)


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Posted 05/14/2012   02:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Isle of Man, One Pound, 1973,
Viking Longship

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Posted 05/17/2012   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are images of a two-stamp souvenir sheet depicting Norse gods, designed by Faroese writer and artist Anker Eli Petersen (1959- ), printed by lithogravure, and issued by Faroe Islands on March 26, 2004, Scott No. 443.

Then comes the mighty son of Hlôdyn:
(Odin's son goes with the monster to fight);
Midgârd's Veor in his rage will slay the worm.

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Thor, Norse god of thunder, fighting Midgârd serpent, Scott No. 443a, Facit No. 485. Note Thor's hammer, Mjölnir.


Rán, Norse goddess of the sea, in fishing net, Scott No. 443b, Facit No. 486.
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Posted 07/27/2012   09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chieftains riding to the Althing, frame designed by L. Hessheimer, vignette designed by Icelandic artist "H.C.," printed by lithogravure (Elbemuühl, Vienna), and issued by Iceland on January 1, 1930, Scott No. 157, Facit No. 178.

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Posted 07/27/2012   09:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a feast of beautiful images.
Nethryk's high standard as usual.
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Posted 07/27/2012   11:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recognize the Ouroboros on the Iceland stamp, the serpent or dragon eating it's own tail. Neat.
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Posted 08/15/2012   06:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod222 - Thanks!

Here are images of the two stamps in a set depicting Viking art objects designed by Danish artist and cartoonist Holger Philipsen (1912-1993), engraved by Czeslaw Slania, and issued by Denmark on June 14, 1979, Scott Nos. 653 & 654, Facit Nos. 713 & 714. The objects shown are a pendant and a key, both of which have "Gripping Beast" designs.

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Since this topic has sprung up again, might as well add my Danish New York World Fair cinderella to the mix.

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Posted 11/23/2012   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Greaden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In 2003, the Faroese Islands issued a mini-sheet of illustrations from the Voluspa, the poem from the Poetic Edda that is one of the main sources for what is known of Norse mythology from its creation myth to Ragnarok.

Btw I am grateful for this thread. It led me to this stamp community as well as to a number of issues that I somehow overlooked in building my own Norse mythology collection.
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Posted 11/23/2012   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Greaden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The high-value stamp in the Icelandic set commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the Althing depicts a sacrifice to Thor:

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Posted 02/10/2013   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Erik Thorvaldsson (950-c. 1003), also called Erik the Red, was a Viking explorer who was the first European in Greenland, sailing from Iceland in 982. Here is an image of a semi-postal (charity) stamp depicting Erik the Red's longship sailing for Greenland, designed by Greenlandic artist Jens Christian Rosing, engraved by Arne Kühlmann, and issued by Greenland on August 2, 1982, Scott No. B10, Facit No. 137.

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The Rökstenen, or Rök Runestone, created in the 9th century, is located outside Rök church, in Östergötland. It features the longest known runic inscription in stone, and is considered the first piece of written Swedish literature. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the Rökstenen, designed by A. Gustavsson and S. Johansson, engraved by Majvor Franzén-Matthews, and issued by Sweden on May 20, 1975, Scott No. 1120, Facit No. 924. plus a photo of the stone.

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Roskilde Cathedral and a Viking ship, designed by Danish artist Bente Olesen Nyström, combined engrave by Arne Kühlmann and lithography, and issued by Denmark on March 26, 1998 to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the city of Roskilde on the island of Zealand, Scott No. 1090, Facit No. 1205.

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Here are images of the two stamps in a whimsical Norse mythology set, depicting the god Heimdallr (aka Heimdal) and the goddess Gefion, designed by Danish artist Kim Bjørnholt, combined engraved by Arne Kühlmann and lithography, and issued by Denmark on March 26, 2004, Scott Nos. 1273 & 1274, plus images of a figurine of Heimdallr, and a detail of the Gefion Fountain (Copenhagen, 1908) by Danish sculptor Anders Bundgaard (1864-1937).

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Heimdallr possesses the resounding horn Gjallarhorn and guards the burning rainbow bridge Bifröst.


Gefion is associated with plowing, and is here depicted plowing Zealand out of Sweden.
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In Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore, trolls are supernatural beings who dwell in isolated places such as mountains or caves, living together in small family groups. Here are images of the three se-tenant booklet stamps in a set depicting trolls, designed after illustrations by Swedish artist John Albert Bauer (1882-1918) for various tales about these mythical creatures, combined engraved by Martin Mörck and lithography, and issued by Sweden on May 9, 1997, Scott Nos. 2235-37, Facit Nos. 2023-25.


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Troll looking in a treasure chest.


Trolls looking at a girl sitting on a rock.


Trolls talking to a boy.
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