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15 October 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 148

2000,  Denmark,  commemorative,

Showing the front page of the newspaper Kristeligt Dagsblad (Christian Daily Newspaper) from 5th of May, 1945 commemorating the liberation of Denmark. The man in the photo is Kong Christian X. This stamp was part of the Twentieth Century series issued for the Millennium. The Kristeligt Dagsblad was originally an evangelical newspaper when it was established in 1896, publishing articles on morality and religious and cultural topics, and no sports. King Christian X was King of Denmark from 1912 - 1947, and symbolized Denmark's resistance to the German occupiers during WWII. Occupation began in 1940 and after a speech in 1943 against the occupation forces he was imprisoned until the end of the war. He was known as the Riding King as he was often seen riding on horseback through the streets of Copenhagen to show he had not abandoned his claim to sovereignty.  Here you can see a video of him with his horse and his family.

for the letter K - King (Kong, in Danish), Kristeligt, København


Bob Scotney said...

I've spent a lot of time in Denmark. but this newspaper was new to me.An historic stamp, glad you chose this.

Mail Adventures said...

I like the design of this stamp, so many details and significance. And perfect for "K", of course!

Joy said...

I've seen newspapers on stamps before but don't remember one that fills every part of the stamp. The 'riding king' is interesting because it made me look at the stamp I have with him on his horse, just like the film he is being following by cyclists. The stamp certainly has more meaning than I thought.

Beth Niquette said...

I love the history and admire the research you've done. Wow! :D

Heleen said...

Such interesting information, thank you for sharing!

And seeing your stamp I immediately thought of an other word starting with 'k'. So thank you also for inspiring me!