This year's Europa theme is " The Postman's Van" so we are being treated to stamp views of parcels being delivered across Europe. I think the Greenland perspective is the most romantic. The postcard shows a dog sled skimming over the snow and ice in West Greenland
and on the stamp delivering parcels at high speed. The stamps were designed by Christian Fleischer Rex who was born in Denmark but brought up in Greenland's capital, Nuuk, where he now runs his own business. Qualified in animation he has worked on several films and also illustrated novels, children's books and created his own graphic novels, one of which is about the Greenland legend Kaassassuk (The Orphan). This story was featured on the last of the 'Greenland Comics' series in 2011, which he also designed.
For barrelling along the roads of Greenland here are the vans loaded up and delivering, it must be summer as there is only snow in the gullies of the mountain behind the scene. I like the little scooter parked on the grass.
The Maximum Card shows "Postie at work in Ilulissat, West Greenland", a coastal town 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle (the direct translation of the name is "Icebergs" ) the towns motto is "The town by the Ice-fjord", the fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That sounds like a great postal round, I'd like to jump in that van with her, looks like it could be fun. Tele Post is the telecommunications, postal and emergency radio service for Greenland. The message on the side seems to translate as "Download and bring - lets make it easy for you. Read more at www.post.gl"