|1962-1970||1971-1974||1975-1979||1980-1994||WAVY LINES & NATION. ARMS||ROYALTY||TEST STAMPS|
Danish Post Office bought adquired in 1968 a new recess printing machine to print steel engraved stamps in 1 to 3 colours. Some time after Slania was commisioned to made steel "stamp" to test the machine. This "stamp" shows the Grundtvig Church (Copenhagen), the foundation stone was laid in the southwestern corner of the church on Grundtvig’s birthday, 8 September 1921. Grundtvig’s Church was built in memory of the priest, hymn writer and educator Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872). His significance for Denmark was so great that he simply had to have an extraordinary memorial. It was not until 1912 and 1913, when two competitions were held for proposals, that the architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint (1853-1930) came upon the idea that the right memorial had to be a church.
Sketch Sketch by Slania previous to develope the engraving.
|Tree light green||Tree dark green||Fluors. paper|
|Light Grey||Dark Grey||Dark Blue||Light Blue|
|Dark Brown||Light Brown|
(source: Ann Mette Heindorff webpage, investigation by John Larson -USA- and own).
|Common type sold||Intaglio & Offset - 1||Intaglio & Offset - 1-a5||Intaglio & Offset - 1-a7||Intaglio & Offset - 1-a8|
|Intaglio & Offset - 1-a9||Intaglio 1b-1||Intaglio 1b-1a||Intaglio 1b-2||Intaglio 1b-2a|
|Intaglio 1b-4||Imperforated variety|
|Offset print 1c-1||Offset print 1c-2||Offset print 1c-3||Offset print 1c-4||Offset print 1c-6|
* Note that this classification has been made personally by John Larson, these stamps are not recognized in any catalogue.
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