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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1930.01   01.01.1930   Parliament anniversary      
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
10a     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
35a     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

1930.02   01.01.1930   Official stamps, overprint on 1930.01      
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
10a     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
35a     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

1956.01   30.10.1956   Northern countries' day      
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
1.50k     8     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     
1.75k     8     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     = 1.50k

1959.01   25.11.1959   Definitives      
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
90a     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     
2k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     = 90a

1960.01   01.03.1960   Definitives      
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
25k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

1965.01   27.01.1965   Charity      
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
3.50k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     
4.50k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

1966.01   26.04.1966   Definitives      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
50k     78     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

1967.01   16.03.1967   Definitives      
Common Loon Gavia immer
20k     58     Common Loon    Gavia immer     

1967.02   22.11.1967   Charity      
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
4k     43     Common Ringed Plover    Charadrius hiaticula     Egg
5k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     Egg

1972.01   22.11.1972   Charity      
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
7k     52     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
9k     52     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     = 7k

1977.01   14.06.1977   European wetlands campaign      
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
40k     8     Harlequin Duck    Histrionicus histrionicus     

1980.01   16.10.1980   Fauna   5v set   
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
170k     54     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     

1981.01   20.08.1981   Birds      
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria Northern Raven Corvus corax
50a     215     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     
1k     43     European Golden Plover    Pluvialis apricaria     
2k     166     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

1983.01   08.06.1983   Fishing industry   2v set   
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
11k     52     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     

1986.01   19.03.1986   Birds      
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Northern Pintail Anas acuta Merlin Falco columbarius Razorbill Alca torda
6k     235     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
10k     8     Northern Pintail    Anas acuta     
12k     104     Merlin    Falco columbarius     
15k     54     Razorbill    Alca torda     

1986.02   01.07.1986   National bank   2v set   
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
250k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

1987.01   16.09.1987   Birds      
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Redwing Turdus iliacus Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
13k     80     Short-eared Owl    Asio flammeus     
40k     223     Redwing    Turdus iliacus     
70k     40     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     
90k     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

1988.01   21.09.1988   Birds      
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
5k     49     Black-tailed Godwit    Limosa limosa     
30k     8     Long-tailed Duck    Clangula hyemalis     

1989.01   02.02.1989   Birds      
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
19k     49     Red-necked Phalarope    Phalaropus lobatus     
100k     238     Snow Bunting    Plectrophenax nivalis     

1990.01   15.02.1990   Birds      
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
21k     8     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     
80k     8     Pink-footed Goose    Anser brachyrhynchus     

1991.01   07.02.1991   Birds      
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
25k     34     Horned Grebe    Podiceps auritus     
100k     66     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     

1992.01   06.04.1992   Europa   Sheet   
Not identified Not identified Not identified Not identified
55k          Not identified    Not identified     
55k          Not identified    Not identified     

1992.02   03.12.1992   WWF      
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
5k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
10k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
20k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
35k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

1994.01   07.10.1994   Stamp day, stamp on stamp   3v sheet   1989.01
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
35k     238     Snow Bunting    Plectrophenax nivalis     

1995.01   18.09.1995   European nature conservation year      
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
25k     237     Common Redpoll    Acanthis flammea     
250k     49     Common Snipe    Gallinago gallinago     

1996.01   07.02.1996   Birds      
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
20k     68     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
40k     8     Barrow's Goldeneye    Bucephala islandica     

1997.01   04.02.1997   Birds      
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
10k     8     Red-breasted Merganser    Mergus serrator     
500k     8     Eurasian Teal    Anas crecca     

2001.01   08.11.2001   Birds      
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
40k     224     Northern Wheatear    Oenanthe oenanthe     
250k     43     Common Ringed Plover    Charadrius hiaticula     

2002.01   07.11.2002   Birds      
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
50k     49     Common Redshank    Tringa totanus     
85k     49     Red Phalarope    Phalaropus fulicarius     

2003.01   13.03.2003   Nordia 03      
Northern Raven Corvus corax
250k     166     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     MS

2003.02   04.09.2003   Birds      
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
70k     235     Meadow Pipit    Anthus pratensis     
250k     49     Eurasian Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus     

2004.01   04.11.2004   Birds      
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Dunlin Calidris alpina
55k     49     Purple Sandpiper    Calidris maritima     
75k     49     Dunlin    Calidris alpina     

2004.02   04.11.2004   Christmas   2v set   
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
45k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2004.03   04.11.2004   Christmas   Booklet   2004.02
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
45k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2005.01   03.11.2005   Birds      
Greylag Goose Anser anser Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
60k     8     Greylag Goose    Anser anser     
105k     221     Common Starling    Sturnus vulgaris     

2009.01   07.05.2009   Nordia 2009      
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
200k     54     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     MS

2009.02   05.11.2009   Birds      
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
110k     54     Thick-billed Murre    Uria lomvia     
130k     52     Glaucous Gull    Larus hyperboreus     

2010.01   04.11.2010   Christmas   sa   
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
*     238     Snow Bunting    Plectrophenax nivalis     1 bird
*     238     Snow Bunting    Plectrophenax nivalis     2 birds

2010.02   04.11.2010   Christmas   Booklet, sa   2010.01
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
*     238     Snow Bunting    Plectrophenax nivalis     1 bird

2011.01   27.01.2011   WWF      
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Common Scoter Melanitta nigra Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Gadwall Mareca strepera
*     8     Barnacle Goose    Branta leucopsis     
*     8     Common Scoter    Melanitta nigra     
*     8     Greater White-fronted Goose    Anser albifrons     
*     8     Gadwall    Mareca strepera     

2011.02   15.09.2011   Protection of wetlands      
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
*     49     Common Snipe    Gallinago gallinago     

2014.01   16.01.2014   Eagle   sa   
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
*     78     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

2016.01   16.09.2016   Pourquoi-Pas?   sa   
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
*     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     MS

2018.01   26.04.2018   Eggert Olafsson   sa   
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis
*     68     European Shag    Gulosus aristotelis     

2019.01   11.04.2019   Europa   sa   
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
*     78     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     
*     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

2020.01   29.10.2020   Christmas   2v seet, sa   
*     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

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Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 304,300
Climate: temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers
Terrain: mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords

Birds: 327 species

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