9 May 2021
Netherlands / Postage Due

Behind the window

Postcards and picture postcards which were under-franked were presented in a window envelope to the addressee. This because otherwise there was a chance that the…

Stationery

Reply card from Hamburg

Collecting reply cards can be very interesting, especially when the card is sent back with an extra service. Another nice aspect is the possibility to…

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…

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…

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…

Censorship in wartime is nothing special. What happened with this postcard from the occupied Netherlands…

In case the sender needed a proof of delivery he could pay for an Avis…