Faroe Island – Greenland 2022

The date of January 14, 2022 corresponds to the 50th anniversary of the death of King Frederick IX of Denmark and at the same time to the date of accession to the Danish throne of Queen Margrethe II. At the occasion of this Golden Jubilee, both Faroe and Greenland issue a souvenir sheet. The Faroe souvenir sheet shows the Queen in national Faroese costume in front of the ruins of Magnus Cathedral, while Greenland issues a souvenir sheet showing the Queen in Greenlandic costume in front of icebergs. Unfortunately none of the postal administrations claim these products being joint. Also, there is no common product available for sale (e.g. mixed FDC or mixed folder). Therefore these souvenir sheets cannot be considered as joint, but simply as a parallel anniversary issue [PA/N]. On top of this, the main country, Denmark, is not issuing stamps at this January 14, 2022 anniversary date and prefers concentrating on different products related to this jubilee released over the year, with the first one which became available already on January 3.

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Wayne Chen (USA) confirmed that black prints from the Denmark, Faroe and Greenland joint souvenir sheets [T20210812] related to Czeslaw Slania became available at respectively 100, 1,800 and 11,000 samples. He could provide pictures of the three items signed by the engraver Martin Mörck. Faroe’s and Greenland’s black prints were distributed to stamp subscribers from both countries while Denmark’s black prints were essentially given to the main participants of the issue, and the rest sold within minutes.