Norse-American Set: 5 Cent Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1925


Norse-American Set: 5 Cent Stamp
Viking Ship

The five cent Norse-American stamp was issued on May 18, 1925 along with the red two cent stamp.  This stamp shows a traditional Viking ship with both the Norwegian and American shields on the right and left sides.  The ship displayed on the stamp is a replica of a Viking ship that crossed the Atlantic from Norway to Chicago for the Columbia Exposition of 1893 (this is the same exposition that was commemorated by the first commemorative stamps in US history).  Although obviously, the original Viking ships did not have the US flag, the 1893 replica had the flag and the artist included on the stamp.

Both stamps in the Norse-American set were printed in two colors.  This was rare at this time and the stamps needed to be run through the printing process twice to get this effect, although it was more time consuming and expensive.  Both of these stamps are popular with collectors today, but unfortunately, had some of the lowest print runs for any commemoratives and are expensive compared to most stamps of this period.

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US Postage Stamps
1925


Lexington-Concord Set:
Washington Taking Command of American Troops
Lexington-Concord Set: Battle of Lexington
Lexington-Concord Set: Minute Man Statue
Norse-American Set:
The Sloop Restaurationen
Norse-American Set:
Viking Ship