Saturday, July 26, 2014

Skamlingsbanken, Denmark

A card that arrived recently as a swap with Hans Jørgen.

The card gives you a glimpse of Skamlingsbanken, which is large hill in Jutland, and famous for this column erected on the memory of 18 people who contributed to the Danish cause in Schleswig-Holstein on Skamlingsbanken's highest point, the Højskamling. The column is 16 metres only before its destruction on 21 March 1864 by occupying Prussian forces during the 2nd Schleswig War.
After the war, the stones were recovered, and in May 1864, and the column was raised again.

a number of stamps on the card...the one on the very right is from a set of 4 Hans Christian Andersen stamps issued in 2012, representing different works of the writer, and this one shows his tale "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep". The other big stamp was also issued in 2012, showing the central post office. The brown one is a definitive....and this one probably issued in 2010.

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