New stamps with Vigeland motifs


The two Vigeland sculptures «Sinnataggen» and «Kysset» adorn two new stamps that Posten now publishes to mark Gustav Vigeland’s 150th anniversary.

Few Norwegian artists are more recognized than Gustav Vigeland – and annually more than 1 million tourists and permanent residents in Oslo admire 200+ sculptures of his in Frognerparken.

Vigeland’s art has also previously adorned Norwegian stamps. Seven times, pictures of his sculptures have been printed to be put on envelopes.

This time is to commemorate 150 years since Gustav Vigeland was born. Appropriately enough, the stamps will be available for purchased from Thursday, as his birthday was April 11th, as well as an anniversary exhibition opens in the Vigeland Museum in Oslo.

One of Posten’s own designers, Kristin Slotterøy, has designed the stamps that come out in two values, NOK 21 and NOK 24. The “Sinnataggen” (1911) adorns the stamp that can be used for mail to Europe, while the sculpture “Kiss” (1898) is the stamp that can be used for the rest of the world.

Only 250,000 stamps in each denomination were printed.

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