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Norway Postal Services 2005 Issue
Design by Enzo Finger

The Royal House Centenary

Norway Postal Service has issued two new stamps that have a postage value of 6.00 NOK each named "The Royal House Centenary" on the 18th of November 2005. The stamps depict the Kings and Royal Family of Norway for the past 100 years. These stamps are being issued to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Norway's Royal House. It all began on June 7, 1905 when the union between Sweden and Norway broke up. The government of Norway approach Prince Carl of Denmark with an invitation to take over the throne of Norway. Prince Carl agreed and on November 12 & 13th the people voted him in on a clear majority of 79%. In 1957, the son of Prince Carl was pronounce King and he served until 1991 when his son King Harald took over. The monarchy of Norway has been very successful because it has been able to adapt in step with the people needs through constitution law that prevents the monarchy from obtaining power or influence over the government. Their main role is to be a unifying national symbol.

"The Royal House Centenary" stamps can be purchased as single Set, Sheets of 50, Presentation Pack, Collector's Set, Collector's sheet or FDC. The stamps will be printed by Royal Joh. Enschede, Netherlands using the Offset Printing process. A total of 800,000 stamps each will be printed.

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