Norway Post Celebrates Bicentenary of National Flag

08 Dec 2021  Wed

Norway’s Posten issued a souvenir sheet on 5th November to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian flag. Norway’s post office issued the final three stamps of its 2021 stamp program. A souvenir sheet includes one stamp celebrating the 200th anniversary of Norway’s flag.

The current flag of Norway was designed in 1821 by Fredrik Meltzer. Although adopted 200 years ago in 1821, approval for universal use of the flag in Norway did not come until 1905 because of this union between Norway and Sweden.

The 55-krone stamp in the souvenir sheet features the red, white, and blue flag of Norway waving against a blue sky with white clouds. The flag, which shows a blue cross outlined in white against a red background.

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