In 1941, German-Occupied Norway issued a semi-postal stamp to benefit Norwegian volunteers serving in the Norwegian Legion of the SS. The stamp (Scott #B24), issued in blood-red to emphasize the Nazi view that Scandinavians were racially brother Aryans, featured a Legionnaire heading eastward "to confront Bolshevism," with Norwegian and Finnish flags in the background. It had a denomination of 20 ore + 80 ore, with the 80 ore surtax intended to benefit the Legion. Scott '10 values an NH single at $72.50.
With just under 5 million people, Norway is one of the most prosperous nations in the world due in part to huge reserves of oil and natural gas. Like the rest of Europe, its economy has been hit by the global financial crisis, and annual GDP growth has averaged just over 2% over the last 5 years. Norway has a high population of "serious" stamp collectors, on par with other northern European nations. Furthermore, Scandinavia is often collected as a region, and is popular among collectors in Europe and the U.S., which, incidentally, has about 12 million Scandinavian Americans.