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Posted 03/04/2015   01:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Denmark 1993 stamp.
A Viking Dragon Ship at sea, in the background, with another ship sighted nearby, plowing through the waces, heading in he opposite direction. Notice the Dragon Head on the prow.

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Posted 03/05/2015   01:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Puzzler

Did you know that the dragon heads were often just ceremonial, and were removable.
Most times they were on funeral ships that carried the dead to valhalla.
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Horamakhet
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Posted 03/05/2015   02:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. So not all ships would go by the name Dragon Ship then?
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Posted 06/20/2015   1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BKing to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My Viking-Long-ship collection (not exactly an extensive collection):

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Here are images of a souvenir sheet and the four engraved stamps contained within it commemorating the "Arctic Vikings," explorers and settlers in Greenland c. 1000-1400, designed by Greenlandic artist Jens Christian Rosing (1925-2008), stamps engraved by Arne KŘhlmann (1939- ), and issued by Greenland on August 13, 1999, Scott Nos. 354a and 351-54, Facit Nos. 339-342.

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Viking ship


Man on driftwood


Indian arrowhead and Norwegian coins


Tjohilde's church, BrattahlÝ­ (Qassiarsuk)

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Vikings battling, designed after original artwork by Icelandic painter Ůorvaldur Sk˙lason (1906-1984), printed by photogravure, and issued by Iceland on June 11, 1974, Scott No. 464, Facit No. 525.

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Here are images of the two stamps in a set commemorating important events in Norse history, respectively: the first settlement in Iceland, 874, and the discovery of Vinland (North America) 1000, designed by Ůr÷stur Magn˙sson, printed by photogravure, and issued by Iceland on May 3, 1982 as Europa stamps, Scott Nos. 554 & 555, facit Nos. 615 & 616.

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Viking longships and runes, designed and engraved by French artist Jacky LarriviŔre (1946- ), and issued by Monaco on November 8, 1982 to commemorate the millennium of the discovery of Greenland, Scott No. 1359.

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Here are images of a souvenir sheet and the two stamps contained within it depicting mythological creatures from Norse folklore, designed by Anker Eli Petersen (1959- ), printed by lithography, and issued by Faroe Islands on March 29, 2006, Scott Nos. 471, 471a & 471b, Facit Nos. 570 & 571.

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Nornur og Sjˇdreygil ("The Fates" and "Sea Ghost").


Norns gathered around a sleeping child.


Sjˇdreygil and seals.
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Posted 05/11/2017   02:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for this topic!

I have a topical collection of stamps depicting runes and runestones, but I didn't know about the Monaco issue with the Kingittorsuaq stone until I saw nethryk's post.
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