Saturday, 10 December 2011
From 1969 Greenland stamps also bear the name Kalatdut Nunat which means "Our Country" (that is the Greenlanders' land or country) although it was not until 1979 that they gained home rule.
The postal mark is Sondre Stromfjord (Inuit name - Kangerlussuaq) on the south west Greenland coast where a 100 mile fjord cuts a straight path into the interior of Greenland. It is an area of diverse wildlife and I think the indistinct creature on the bottom is a musk ox. Stromfjord also has largest airfield in Greenland which is the main staging area for scientific personnel manning the research facilities, seismic stations and base camps. I wonder if the person who sent this card to England was one of the scientific personnel
Originally I scanned the full back of the card then discovered that the Cragg family still live at the same address so I have hastily cropped.
An entry to Sunday Stamps theme 'The Great White North'