25 September 2020
Netherlands / Postal Mechanisation

Damaged mail

In the process of sorting and transporting of mail, there is always a possibility that something is not going as smoothly as it should be.…

Netherlands / Ship mail / Stationery

Ship has left

A lot of mail can be found to passengers (or workers) on board of a ship. Quite a number of them are returned to sender…

Nowadays it is common for both men and women to have the right to vote for the parliament in a country. The right to do…

As recently as 2016 a letter has been found with a VOC postmark from Cape Town, South Africa, which has really been sent from Cape…

The small village of Hem in the southern part of West Frisia established its own dairy plant in the early 1900s to streamline the condition…

In Netherlands Philately 43-3 I wrote about a cover recovered from the mail boat s.s. Berlin, which crashed on the North Pier at Hoek of…

A big story at the end of December 2019 was how ex Nissan-CEO Ghosn (fig. 1), charged with financial wrongdoing, managed to sneak through a…

This is a word in dialect from the region of Twente. It is the name given to craftsmen, mainly from the village of Vriezenveen, who…

There are things which are puzzling. Like this one. An identity card from the Second…

In the last few days Holland celebrated the liberation from the German occupation, 75 years…

During the Second World War unfortunately quite a few Dutch people chose to actively collaborate…

During the Second World War and some years after it there was a scarcity of…

Operation Market Garden started on September 17, 1944 by the Allied Forces and was aimed…

The official liberation was on May 5, 1945, but parts of the country had been…