Greenland Celebrates Centenary of the Thule Trading Station

It is now 100 years since the Polar Researcher Knud Rasmussen had to make one of the most important decisions of his life: the establishing of his own private trading station at Thule in one of the most northern parts of Greenland, an area that at the time was open to everyone. POST Greenland celebrates this anniversary by issuing a commemorative stamp.

Rasmussen established the Thule Trading Station at Cape York (Uummannaq) in 1910. The name Thule was chosen because it was the most northerly trading post in the world, literally the "Ultima Thule". Thule Trading Station became the home base for a series of seven expeditions, known as the Thule Expeditions, between 1912 and 1933.

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