|1999: "Millennium - The Citizens' Tale"|
The vote was eventually obtained by British women in 1918 and this stamp celebrates the 50th anniverssary:
and they commemorated the bicentanry of Camilla Collett and also the Centenary of Women's' Suffrage in 2013
The other stamp and the cover itself concerns Gina Krog and nine other campaigners who founded the Norwegian Association for Women's Suffrage in 1885 and embarked on a long struggle. Their first small victory was in 1901 when women were allowed to vote in local elections but this was restricted to those of a certain income. In 1907 women were given the same restricted rights to vote in general elections. By 1910, unlike the British parliament, the Norwegian parliament (the Storting) were in favour of all women being entitled to vote. When Anna Rogstad (shown on the stamp on the right) became the first female member of the Storting in 1911 this gave impetus to universal voting rights for women which occurred in 1913.
In a continuation of the great tradition of Norwegian stamp engraving both stamps were designed and engraved by Arild Yttri who works as an engraver at the Norges Bank. I wonder if he did the 100 kroner note of Collett.
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of - Women's History Month