Greenland is an autonomous region of Denmark with the Danish king (or queen) as the Head of Government. King Frederik IX was therefore also king of Greenland from 1947 when he assumed the throne after his late father, King Christian X, and until his death in 1972.
Until 1969 Greenlandic stamps carried the country's name only in Danish. Stamps issued on and after 11th March 1969 all carry the country's name in two languages, Greenlandic and Danish. The local name of the country is Kalaallit Nunaat, literally meaning "The Land of Man".
Until 1978 this was written in the old fashioned way as "Kalâtdlit Nunât", but on stamps issued on and after 17th April 1978 the spelling changed to the modern version "Kalaallit Nunaat". Below are shown all "royal" stamp issues of Greenland, engraved by Czeslaw Slania.
|GREENLAND 1963-1974||GREENLAND 1975-2001||GREENLAND ROYAL SETS 1||GREENLAND ROYAL SETS 2|
|Scott # 53||Scott # 54||Scott # 55||Scott # 56|
1963-1968. Set of small definitives, showing King Frederik IX dressed in Greenlandic anorak.
|Scott # 57||Scott # 58||Scott # 59||Scott # 60||Scott # 61|
|Scott # 70||Scott # B5|
After the death of King Frederik IX in January 1972, his eldest daughter, Crown Princess Margrethe, assumed the Danish throne as Queen Margrethe II, also Queen of Greenland. The following definitive sets show to Queen Margrethe II with royal monogram and with national greelandic costume. NOTE differents inscriptions in the stamps, the older "Kalatdlit Nunat" and the modern "Kalaallit Nunaat".
|Scott # 86||Scott # 87||Scott # 88||Scott # 89|
|Scott # 90||Scott # 91||Scott # 92||Scott # 93|
|Scott # 94||Scott # 95||Scott # 96||Scott # 97|
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