Post Danmark has teamed up with its Chinese equivalent China Post for a comprehensive collaboration on knowledge sharing and stamp production, which will result in the publication of HC Andersen stamps in China.
In June, a delegation from Post Danmark visited it Chinese business partners China Post in Beijing. The two national postal services have started a comprehensive cooperation working together in a wide range of areas including knowledge sharing, stamp production and staff education.
The Danish Embassy in Beijing hosted an event organized by Post Danmark for their Chinese business partners. The Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen and members of the Danish Trade Council were present at the event.
The collaboration will result in a collection of Chinese designed stamps with motifs from HC Andersen’s fairytales. The stamps will be published next year in both China and Denmark. In the end of 2011 the two sides will publish a joint collection of stamps, and also Danish stamps will be sold to stamp collectors in China Post shops all over China.
“Both sides have learnt a lot from this collaboration. This is the first time China Post, as well as Post Danmark, has worked with designing other countries stamps. The collaboration is very productive and the perspectives keep expanding for each new visit in China,” says Lene Reipuert, Manager of Stamps for Post Danmark.
The collaboration first started in 2010, and since then a school has been established in Beijing to train Chinese stamp designers and improve their skills in steel engraving for stamps.