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XIV Boy Scouts World Jamboree

Norway Post issued a postal card in connection with Nordjamb-75, the XIV Boy Scouts World Jamboree, which took place at Lillehammer, Norway in 1975.

The artist is Ms. Ingrid Jangaard Ousland, and the printers are Emil Moestue A/S in Oslo. Printing method is multi colour offset. The card is printed in 6 colours, with 32 cards in the sheet before cutting. The sheets were passed 3 times through the offset press with 2 colours printed for each pass. Finally, the cards were cut to international standard A6 (148 x 105 mm). The card reverse is blank.

The 100 øre denomination paid the postage for postcards to the Nordic countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland).

A total of 500,000 cards were printed. Of these approximately 20,000 were first day cancelled Nordjamb -75 on 29 July.

The stamp imprint shows 5 scouts signalling N-O-R-G-E (Norway) in semaphore, on a background of Norwegian mountains. The illustration to the left shows 9 tents surrounded by a compass rose. Each tent is flying a pennant. The illustration symbolises that the jamboree participants gather together from all over the world to participate in a united camp.

The postcard was for sale at the post offices Oslo Sentrum, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Tromsø, Lillehammer, and all post offices in the Lillehammer district.

A special postmark was used at the jamboree, N-079. It comes in two varieties, where the most uncommon has larger types for day and month.

A few postal cards exist with a size variety. While normal cards are 148 x 105 mm, the variety cards are 148 x 110 mm, with the upper part increased 5 mm in height. The illustration and stamp imprint are thus 5 mm further from the upper edge. The variety cards are known both mint and used.

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