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1902 Danish Essay Identified - May 1999
By Dr. William R. Benfield  (Page 1 of 3)


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The five winners of the 1902 Danish postage stamp design competition sponsored by the Danish Post Office have been well documented in the philatelic literature.(1-6)

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Julius Therchilsen won the first prize of 500 Danish Kroner for his design (Figure 1) which was ultimately used for the Wavy-Lines Issue in 1905.

C. Hagen's second place design (Figure 2) earned him 300 Danish Kroner. His design was modified and later used for the Newspaper Stamps Issue in 1907 and as Postage Due Stamps in 1921.

Three artists were given honorable mention. R. Larsen's design (Figure 3) was later used for the Gebyr (Special Fee) Issue of 1926. The designs submitted by Svend Hammershöi (Figure 4) and Harald Slott-Møller (Figure 5) were never used.

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