Faroese Postal History
 

Faroese Postal Administration Period


Stamp reference numbers are as follows;
FO - DAKA GF 10 · 2017 Edition


Bridge Cancel
- Bro II (Faroese Spelling)
Two bridge lines, upper and lower-inner circles.
Starting 1 Jun 1962, all offices received new datestamps with place names in Faroese.




Circle Cancel
- Bro IIIg
No bridge lines, no inner circle.
On 1 Jul 1988 new, simplified datestamps of type Bro IIIg were introduced at all offices.



KLAKSVIK
dated 14.04.2000

Franked with the 600 oyru stamp from the 1999 Islands Definitives I: the Northern Islands issue - Kunoy (FO352).

Datestamp No. 03.08 Type Bro IIIg.

600 oyru was the 'A' Letter rate to Europe applicable from 01.10.1999 until 14.10.2001.

This datestamp was used from 01.07.1988 until 28.02.2017(?).

This is a postcard of Kunoy and was posted on the island to myself via a contact in the Faroes. Postcards posted on Kunoy would receive a Klaksvik datestamp.



SKÚVOY
dated 13.12.2000

Franked with 3 x 200 oyru stamps from the 2000 Island Definitives II issue - Skúvoy (FO373).

Datestamp No. 38.06 Type Bro IIIg.

600 oyru was the 'A' Letter rate to Europe applicable from 01.10.1999 until 14.10.2001.

This datestamp was used from 01.07.1988 until 28.02.2017(?).

This is a postcard of Skuvoy and was sent to myself via a contact in the Faroes.



KLAKSVIK
dated 13.08.2003

Franked with a 8,00 Kr stamp from the 2002 10th Anniversary of the ICES issue (blue whiting).
(FO423).

Datestamp No. 03.08
Type Bro IIIg.

6,50 kr was the 'A' Letter rate to Europe applicable from 15.10.2001 until 01.08.2004 so this letter has been deliberately overfranked.

This datestamp was used from 01.07.1988 until 28.02.2017(?).

This is letter was sent to myself via a contact in the Faroes.



VIÐAREIÐI
dated 28.05.2002

Franked with a 6 kr stamp from the 2001 Nordic Myths and Legends issue (Gram and Grani).
(FO391).

Datestamp No. 18.06 Type Bro IIIg.

6 Kr was the 'B' Letter rate (20g) to Europe applicable from 15.10.2001 until 01.08.2004. The 'B' letter rate was abolished on 01.01.2006.

This datestamp was used from 01.07.1988 until the post office closed on 31.03.2006.

The cover was sent to myself via a contact in the Faroes.




Machine Cancel
- Ems, Tms
In 1954, the first canceller was introduced in Tórshavn. These can appear with wavy lines (EMS) or with a slogan box (TMS).


TÓRSHAVN
dated 17.05.1989

Franked with a 350 oyru
1985 Lighthouses stamp
FO117.

Datestamp No 01.Ems.11
Type Ems-9

350 oyru was the Inland 20g 'A' Letter rate applicable from 01.01.1989 until 31.12.1990.

This Machine Cancel was in use from 12.07.1984 until 29.02.1992

Colour PPC with three pictures of sheep.




TÓRSHAVN
dated 11.07.1987

Franked with a 3.00 kr stamp from the 1986 Europa CEPT issue (FO128).

Datestamp No 01.Tms.05
Type Tms-5
(Chess Slogan)

3.00 Kr was the Inland 20g 'A' Letter rate applicable from 01.01.1986 until 31.12.1988.

This Slogan Cancel was in use from 01.07.1987 until 23.07.1987




Roller Cancel
- Rul
First introduced in 1963, roller cancels are normally used on oversized (nonmachinable) mail and parcels.





Special Datestamps
- Sær
Since 1935, the larger post offices have occasionally used special datestamps to cancel mail.


TÓRSHAVN
dated 28.05.1976

Franked with a 125 oyru stamp from the 01.04.1974 Independent Postal Administration issue (FO15).

Datestamp No. 01.Sær.04 (40th Anniversary of Føroya Filatelistfelag).

Used on a Philatelic commemorative cover showing the mailship 'RUTH' together with a sketch of the datestamp used onboard.



TÓRSHAVN
dated 28.6.1986

Franked with a 3,00 kr stamp from the 02.06.1986 Amnesty International 25 Years issue (FO130).

Datestamp No. 01.Sær.10 (50th Anniversary of Føroya Filatelistfelag.

Used on a Philatelic commemorative cover showing the mailship 'SMIRIL' together with a sketch of the datestamp used onboard.



Emergency Cancels
- Kon
This type of cancel has been used by some collecting offices as an emergency cancel.





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