18 juni 2024

Suriname and Dutch ‘puntstempel’ on one postcard

The ‘puntstempels‘ (dot- or numeral cancels) are an interesting collecting field in the Netherlands and the former colonies. Those of Suriname you do not come across every day, and luxury copies are not common at all. A combination of a ‘puntstempel’ of Suriname together with …

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Dutch field post from the Waterloo campaign

Throughout the Waterloo campaign of 1815 the allied forces maintained a semi-regular field post system in order to communicate efficiently with each other and the anxious home front. The prospect of Napoleon invading his lost territories (including The Low Countries), defeating Wellington and subsequently consolidating …

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