30 November 2020
Airmail / Cinderellas

Postjager

The ‘Postjager’ was a specially designed and constructed airplane for the transport of mail. Built in Holland (The Hague) by the Pander factories. This firm…

Railway mail / Stationery

Too many stamps!

Yes, indeed, this ‘spoorwegbriefkaart’ (railway company postcard) is certainly over franked. In general, at exhibitions, a maximum of half a cent overfranking is tolerated. Does…

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…

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

After the Second World War Dutch business men tried to continue their business with foreign…

Some Dutch political prisoners were send off to the Zuchthaus (prison) in Siegburg, Germany. This…

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…