24 October 2013

Greeting stamp from Denmark…



Date of Issue : 2 September 2013

Hi ! Here is a new greeting stamp from Danish Post “ Hello Every Body ”. This greeting stamp is a beautiful stamp to be used for Greeting mail. The one who receives the mail with this stamp  will feel a personal touch of the sender.

Stamp Art - Best Wishes

Høy  designed the motif for this year's issue in the "Stamp Art" series, which has been presenting new works by well known Danish artists since 1998. By dubbing her work "Best Wishes", she has created a piece that gives us a warm welcome.

Hello Everybody ! 
Jytte Høy's work on the stamp is closely related to the word - and text based works that she has been creating for many years. The text on the stamp "Hello Everybody" - sends a message to the recipient , who also sees his or her personal letters turned into a bearer of a message that reaches out to everyone.
One of Høy's hallmarks is that she examines the structures and logics of language that we usually take for granted. Her watchful eye for words and sentences has led to works of art in a range of genres and materials - including framed quotes and metre-high carved letters - that aim to bring both the artist and the observer closer to the innermost core of the language, and deploy it in her work, the language of art.




Hans Christian Andersen


Date of Issue : 2 September 2013

In 2012, for the first time ever, Post Danmark issued four stamps designed by a chinese artist. The stamps, the result of a competition among designers at China Post, were launched with a great fanfare in the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, in the presence of the World's press and stamp collectors all the way from China. Similar events were held in Beijing on the date of issue.

In continuation of the positive spirit of the partnership, Post Danmark is set to launch the next batch in the Hans Christian Anderson series. Batch two depicts the tales The Tinderbox (1835), The Flying Trunk (1839), The Sweethearts (1843) and The Little Match Girl (1845). All four stamps feature modern interpretations of the stories, with the actions being played out against a backdrop of urban skyscrapers. The four stamps are the result of a unique joint Danish-Chinese project involving designers from both countries.

The Tinderbox is on the school curriculum in China. The DKK 6.00 stamp depicts the famous scene with the soldier standing at the top of the hollow tree, ready to let himself slide down to the three dogs with big eyes, all while being watched by the ugly witch.

Of the four fairytales, The Flying Trunk is perharps the least well known among Chinese school children. The DKK 8.00 stamp features the merchants son rising up in his magical suitcase. The sweetheart's which also appears under the title Top and Ball, is an anthropomorphic fairytale, i.e inanimate objects become animate and display human emotions. Hans Christian Anderson is credited with "inventing" this kind of story as a genre, but the chinese also have a tradition of stories that include anthropomorphic aspects. In this sense, Andersen's fairytales have a kind of connectio to the chinese tradition. The Sweetheart's features on the DKK 12.50 stamp.

The DKK 14.50 stamp depicts a scene from The Little March Girl, another tale that is hugely popular in China. It's massive popularity is partly due to its tragic ending, in which the girl perishes from the Cold. The story of the poor girl who has to wander barefoot in the dark, cold streets and doesnt dare go home, she has a strong appeal for chinese people, man of whom have personal experience of the scourge of poverty. The tale reminds us how lucky we are if we have a warm home and a loving family. It's about the importance of appreciating each other in cold dark times.

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