SA 25 – Svalbard FDCs – Norway

SA 25 – Svalbard – Reindeer PM
I wish you all a happy new 2019!! Two rare Norwegian FDCs are shown here on the new year’s day: A very characteristic Svalbard FDC cachet picturing a map of Norway and Svalbard, with a Polar bear on top and the text: North Pole. This is a far north as you can get!!  The cachet seems to have been used on a series of FDCs issued on Svalbard. At least two PMs have been seen, the Reindeer logo used at Longearbyen and the Polar bear logo used at Isfjord. Pictured here with the Norwegian Salvation Army stamps issued in 1988 to commemorate the centenary of the SA in Norway. Remarkable items, must be rare, they are seldom seen on Norwegian auctions.

SA 25 – Svalbard – Polar bear PM