The June issue by POST Greenland is completed with two commemorative stamps that each marks an impressive town jubilee in Greenland. Thus both Uummannaq and Aasiaat turn 250 years this summer. Pierre Auzias from Uummannaq and now deceased Anne-Birthe Hove, who was born in Aasiaat, have made the designs, which are reproduced on the stamps.
StampNews.com has found out, though, that the jubilee stamp that marks the approaching 250th anniversary of Uummannaq has unfortunately been printed with a spelling error in the town name. One "M" is missing in the name, thus Uummannaq was written "Uumannaq".
As the stamp was issued on 11th June 2013, it had already been sent to stamp dealers and agents across the world. It is thus unfortunately not possible to recall the stamp and reprint it.
- I deeply regret that the jubilee stamp for Uummannaq is issued with a spelling error, says Philatelic Sales Manager Allan PerttiFrandsen.
He further states that the error has occurred despite all internal proof reading procedures of POST have been followed.
- I take this incident very serious. Thus the proof reading procedures for all future stamps of POST Greenland will be reevaluated and changed to prevent recurrence, Allan PerttiFrandsen stresses.