Henrik Mouritsen's pages
Stamps and postal history
- introductory page
Welcome to my stamps and postal history
I have been interested in stamps since I was eight years old. First I collected
Denmark, Greenland and the Faroes Islands in the traditional way.
In 1989, I bought 7,000 bi-colored 8 øre stamps of the 1875
and 1896 edition. This was the initiation of my main area of
interest ever since: 'The bi-colored issues of
Denmark and the Danish West Indies 1870-1905'.
I have exhibited this collection several times as a junior and once
as a senior (internationally). Currently, I have two competitive
exhibits. One is 'The bi-coloured stamps of Denmark 1870-1905'. This
exhibit focusses on classic philately. Postal history is shown via
covers franked with stamps of the issue.
The second exhibit, which is a postal history exhibit that I developed
recently, is called 'Danish Postal Rates 1875-1906'. This
exhibit focuses completely on the postal history, which can then
be treated in the detail it deserves. This exhibit under a slightly
different title got a gold medal at its exhibition debut: ROPEX2000, a
national WSP show in Rochester, New York. This was followed up by another
gold medal and the GRAND AWARD at INDYPEX2000, another national WSP show.
Over the years I have got
quite a lot of excess material for trade. If you are interested in
trading (buying, selling or exchanging), please contact me via e-mail.
Registered letter showing the special conversion
rules from skilling to øre that were used from
1/1-1875 to 31/3-1875. Six known examples.
A survey of Domestic Danish covers
Recently, I initiated a survey of domestic Danish covers franked by
Danish stamps 1851-1906. If you have ANY special domestic Danish covers
from this period, please send me a photocopy or scan. This survey is
inspired by fellow collector and researcher Kasten Jensen, Denmark, who
has been surveying foreign destination covers for 20 years.
It has recently been put onto the web here. If you have
any special Danish covers to foreign destinations, you can also send
photocopies/scans to me. Then, I will forward them to Karsten Jensen.
In 1994 I initiated an alternative collection.
The stamps and postal history of Haiti pre 1920. This country
is a fasinating collecting area, due to the cronic political unrest,
which show itself in nummerous overprints etc. Furthermore, the
extremely poor economy led to frequent stamp shortages and
'alternative' contracts with stamp dealers and printers. Genuinely
used copies of many of Haiti's issues are a great challenge to locate.
Click on the stamp or on the link above to learn more about the
philately of Haiti.
If you have any interesting material
related to one of my collections, I am a very serious buyer!
Please e-mail me on the address below.
Links to my friends in philately.
Links to the links-pages of Philately.
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Most recent revision 27. August 2007