One of the “Crown Jewels” of Classic Denmark

The second Danish stamp issued was the 2 R.B.S. (Rigsbankskilling) value, which first appeared on April 28, 1851, nearly a month after the 4 R.B.S.  Its purpose was, at first, to pre-pay delivery of mail “within the ramparts” (i.e. within the city walls) of Copenhagen. Later, it was used to make up the rates needed […]

The “Birth Certificate” of Denmark

The first issues of Europe during the Classic period started as a novelty, as news of the “Penny Black” and its financial success spread quickly, to a subject for debate and law-making (to define an adhesive stamp’s uses and context), to essays and proofs and finally to the issued stamps. And of course, the post […]