Sa 25 – Norway – Postgiro FDC

SA 25 – Postgiro envelop FDC

The Salvation Army Centenary in Norway was commemorated on two stamps in February 1988. This is a business cachet FDC, on an official “PostGiro” envelope. The Postal Service launched postgiro in Norway in 1943, providing a bank service through post offices. Customers were given forms and special “blue” envelopes, like this one, for convenient payment processing. At its peak, the postgiro office employed approximately 1,900 individuals, as long as bank services still relied on manual processes. In 1995, it merged with Norges Postbank to form Postbanken, aligning postgiro and bankgiro systems. On December 1, 1999, Postbanken was acquired by Den Norske Bank (Source: Store Norske Leksikon).