Friday, July 08, 2005

Bush gets stamps for birthday

AFP, the Worldwide News Agency, reports that President Bush recieved some stamps as a birthday present from Danish Prime Minister while in Denmark for the G8 Summit. Bush turned 59 on July 6.

The nine stamps (SC 19-27) were issued in 1945 by Greenland (a Danish colony) are overprinted May 5, 1945 commemorating Denmark's liberation from the Nazis after World War II.

The stamps were produced in the United States, since relations between Denmark and its semi-autonomous territory Greenland broke down during the war.

The stamps are estimated to be worth 7,000 kroner (1,120 dollars, 940 euros). They were present to President Bush during a celebratory breakfast with Rasmussen at his country residence Marienborg, just north of Copenhagen.
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posted by Don Schilling at 11:28 AM