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Denmark 'Emergency Stamps'

In 1963, during of the Cold War, the Danish Post Office and civil defence authorities created a secret 'Emergency Stamp' for use in the event of a major crisis, such as nuclear war. Approximately 200,000,000 of the stamps were printed in secret, the quality being fairly crude as it was not possible to use all the usual printing facilities and equipment. The finished stamps were then packaged up, together with printing plates for any future production, and placed at a number of post offices around the country where their nature and purpose remained a secret, even from the postmasters.

In 1991 it was decided that these stamps were no longer needed. 150,000 of the stamps were made available to the Danish Philatelic Federation, to sell as a fundraising source, all remaining supplies being destroyed. When sold the stamps were accompanied by a small folder illustrating a block of four on the cover and providing background information. Versions of the folders exist in a number of languages but non-Danish examples are now scarce.

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Lot Number: 1998
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 5974
Closing: 30 January 2018

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Lot Number: 5975
Closing: 30 January 2018

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Lot Number: 1999
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 5976
Closing: 30 January 2018

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Lot Number: 5977
Closing: 30 January 2018

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Lot Number: 2000
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 2001
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 2002
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 5978
Closing: 30 January 2018

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Lot Number: 357
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 358
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 359
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 2003
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 5979
Closing: 30 January 2018

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Lot Number: 360
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 2004
Closing: 06 February 2018

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Lot Number: 5090
Closing: 30 January 2018

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Lot Number: 1358
Closing: 06 February 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 150 - 180
  • Currency guide (USD): 207 - 248
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