11 August 2020

Identity cards with ƒ 1,00 and “kosteloos” (free) stamp

One of the identity cards shown here cost ƒ 1,-, which was the normal rate. This person moved several times to several places and was evacuated twice. The last update is of September 1946, which is long after the liberation.

But there were more types of identity cards. Here are two types of identity cards, available at different prices:

Persoonsbewijs with stamp for 1 guilder.
Persoonsbewijs at no cost (“kosteloos”), meant for the poor.

Several flyers with instructions regarding the identity card:

Several instructions on what to do with a persoonsbewijs.
René Hillesum

René Hillesum

Collector of postal history of Finland and postmarks of Imperial Saint Petersburg.

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