Sunday, September 7, 2014

Iceland Manuscripts

The stamps on this cover from Iceland are from a pair that is a joint issue with Denmark. The stamps on this cover contain text from a Danish manuscript that contains the legal statutes for Sjælland (the largest Danish island). There was another stamp issued also that contains text from The Book of Kálfalækur. Both manuscripts are part of the Arnamagnæan Collection, which was started in the 17th century by Icelandic scholar and manuscript collector Árni Magnússon.

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