6 December 2021
Netherlands / Postal Rates

Stamps used to pay services

This parcel card from Dorchester, England 1978 to Biddinghuizen, near Lelystad in the Netherlands. Entered the country in Rotterdam and presented by post office clarks…

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Nowadays fake products are regularly in the news and often linked to China. Fake products are not new however. Already in 1891(!) this was an…

These days philately is no longer just about the stamp or the envelope. Social philately is becoming increasingly important. Social philately is mainly about the…

Social Philately Political propaganda in the Netherlands on Dutch stamps and postal history Part I: Before the Second World War (a) This serial of three…

In the old days workers for P.T.T. started young and had a life long career at the post office. Newcomers got a good training and…

Sending a telegram used to be the best way to get a message across quickly. In the age of the (steam) ship it could take…

The 35th president of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) was murdered on November 22nd, 1963. The whole world was in shock,…

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…

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

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

After the September 1944 Battle of Arnhem hospitals were evacuated in early 1945. One location…

During the Second World War Winterhelp, short for "Stichting Winterhulp Nederland" (the Netherlands Winterhulp Foundation),…

The outbreak of Second World War didn’t came as a real surprise. On August 28,…

Belgium, together with Luxembourg, sent a UN-contingent to Korea in 1951. This contingent, the Belgian…