Explore the History and Culture of Greenland with 24 Stamps
It's fun to discover stamps from other countries, and this is a good opportunity to take a look at postage stamps issued by Greenland. Stamps may vary, but that's half the fun! What will you see in your collection? Order today to find out.
More About Greenland...
Greenland is the world's largest island and one of the three countries that make up the Kingdom of Denmark (the other two being Denmark and the Faroe Islands). Denmark granted home rule to Greenland in 1979 and the country is mostly self-governed today, though Denmark retains control of certain aspects.
The first postage stamps of Greenland were issued on December 1, 1938 (up to this point, letters were handled free of charge by the Kongelige Grønlandske Handel). Interestingly, during World War II, Greenland issued a set of stamps printed by the American Bank Note Company featuring popular symbols of the nation such as King Christian X, seals, Inuit in a kayak, dog sleds, and polar bears. On March 11, 1969, the first stamps were issued featuring the name of the country in both Danish and Greenlandic.