27 November 2022
Netherlands / Other subjects

Bartje

Bartje (Bartels) is the main character in the books of Anne de Vries (1904-1964), a writer of "streekromans" (Dutch language novels, with emphasize on regional…

Stationery

Fake

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…

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…

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,…

The French production of stamps during WWII was quite similar to the production before the…

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,…