24 juli 2024
NS rouwbrief
Netherlands / Railway mail

An expensive mourning card

For forgetting to inform the Hofstede family in Amsterdam about the passing, the next of kin in Arnhem came at a cost. Telephone was not…

Mercuriuskop FDC: 25-09-1941
Stationery / Suriname

Rare Suriname FDC

This is an interesting and extremely rare registered Suriname postal stationery envelope (Geuzendam G18) with 15 cent franking and an additional Mercuriuskop, Dutch-Indian print, airmail…

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,…

During the tumultuous years of World War II, many individuals found themselves caught in the…

Updated January 7. Sender address is Fawkner Park. This is the back of the building…

After the Japanese occupation of Dutch East Indies, Dutch soldiers used to send postcards for…

The train was also used in World War II to travel to work by train.…

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…