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1940 Non issued stamps

These stamps were printed (and exist normally perforated), but during the German occupation they were stolen from the printer (imperforated), they showed up several years later in large quantities.

 


Postage due stamps

Postage Due stamps, inscription 'TE BETALEN PORT' (similar types for the colonies, but different colours), click here

"Postage due stamp" "Postage due stamp"


Telegraph stamps

1877 Telegraph stamps, inscription 'RIJKSTELEGRAAF'

  1 c lilac and black
  3 c lilac and black
  5 c lilac and black
  5 c lilac and black
  12 1/2 c lilac and black
  15 c lilac and black
  20 c lilac and black
  25 c lilac and black
  30 c lilac and black
  50 c lilac and black
  60 c lilac and black
  1 G lilac and black
  2 G lilac and black

The hole in the stamp is supposed to make the stamp invalid.


Official stamps

1913 Stamps of the Netherlands overprinted 'ARMENWET'


(Reduced size)

On stamps with value in ellipse
  1 c red
  1 1/2 c blue (overprint black or red?)
  2 c brown
  2 1/2 c green

On stamps with Queen Wilhelmina
  3 c green
  5 c red
  10 c grey   

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c** 
1 1/2 c** 
2 c**** 
2 1/2 c****** 
3 c** 
5 c***** 
10 cRR 

Forged overprints exist, example:


Tuberculosis stamps

These stamps were issued in 1906, the remainders were sold to stamp dealers. They all bear the cancellation 'AMSTERDAM 31 JAN 07 10-12'.


(Reduced size)

  1 c red
  3 c green
  5 c grey-lilac

These stamps are peforated 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
3 c** 
5 c** 
With remainder cancel (all values) cc 


Returned letter stamps

1884 Inscription 'POSTBEWIJS':

  1 G olive
  1 G 50 c orange
  2 G green
  3 G blue
  4 G lilac
  5 G red
  10 G grey

These stamps are perforated 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 GR* 
1 1/2 GR* 
2 GR* 
3 GR* 
4 GRR** 
5 GRR* 
10 GRR* 


Railway stamps

Examples:


(Reduced sizes)

I have seen with inscription 'NEDERL. STAATSSPOORWEGEN': 25 c, 35 c, 40 c and 50 c; all orange stamps with black value inscription.
Furthermore I have seen stamps with values 50 c, 1 G and 2 1/2 G with inscription 'NEDERLANDSCHE SPOORWEGEN'. Other values might exist.


International court of justice in The Hague

From 1934 onwards stamps were overprinted with 'COUR PERMANENTE DE JUSTICE INTERNATIONALE', examples:


Precancels

Some stamps exist with precancels, it can be recognised by a small circle with the name of the city surrounded by straight lines, example, the city of Zutphen:

Zutphen precancel on the 1899 issue

Other cancels:

Information on large circular cancels, that were used around 1900 can be found on http://www.filatop.nl/grootrond/Catalogus%20grootrond.pdf (in dutch).


Local issues

From about 1970 local issues exist, at first they were only issued for stamp collectors, but since the early 1980's they began a real competition with the goverment post. Examples:

Other example: 'Stadspostdienst Beverwijk':


(Reduced size)

I have also seen the values: 12 c brown (number black), 15 c green (number black) and 18 c violet (number black).


Fiscal stamps

Example:

Fiscal stamp used in 1905
Inscription 'JE MAINTIENDRAI NEDERLANDSCH PLAKZEGEL'

Many values exist of these stamps.

There exists an older type which is larger with inscripton 'BELASTING' on top and 'NEDERLAND' below and 'den 19'. In the center the arms of the Netherlands are shown. I have seen the values: 10 c red, 15 c yellow, 20 c yellow, 25 c yellow, 50 c yellow, 75 c yellow, 1 G yellow, 1.25 G violet, 1.50 G violet, 1.75 G violet, 2 G violet, 2.25 G violet, 2.50 G violet, 3 G violet, 3.25 G violet, 3.50 G violet and 3.75 G violet (the value is always indicated in black).


(Inscription 'PLAKZEGEL')

The above 'PLAKZEGEL' design first appeared in 1870 with value in numbers (in black). The following values exist: 15 c, 25 c, 50 c, 75 c, 1 G, 1.25 G, 1.50 G, 1.75 G, 2 G, 2.25 G, 2.50 G, 2.75 G, 3 G, 3.25 G, 3.50 G, 3.75 G, 4 G, 4.25 G, 4.50 G, 4.75 G, 5 G (sofar all in grey and blue), 5.50 G, 6 G, 6.50 G, 7 G, 7.50 G, 8 G, 8.50 G, 9 G, 9.50 G, 10 G, 10.50 G, 11 G, 11.50 G, 12 G, 12.50 G, 13 G, 13.50 G, 14 G, 14.50 G, 15 G, 15.50 G, 16 G, 16.50 G, 17 G, 17.50 G, 18 G, 18.50 G, 19 G, 19.50 G and 20 G (all these values in colour grey and red).
In 1875 it re-appeared with the value in numbers on top and the value written in letters at the bottom. In this modified design the following values exist: 5 c, 10 c, 15 c, 20 c, 25 c, 50 c, 75 c, 1 G, 1.25 G, 1.50 G, 1.75 G, 2 G, 2.25 G, 2.50 G, 2.75 G, 3 G, 3.25 G, 3.50 G, 3.75 G, 4 G, 4.25 G, 4.50 G, 4.75 G, 5 G (all in grey and blue), 5.50 G, 6 G, 6.50 G, 7 G, 7.50 G, 8 G, 8.50 G, 9 G, 9.50 G, 10 G, 10.50 G, 11 G, 11.50 G, 12 G, 12.50 G, 13 G, 13.50 G, 14 G, 14.50 G, 15 G, 15.50 G, 16 G, 16.50 G, 17 G, 17.50 G, 18 G, 18.50 G, 19 G, 19.50 G and 20 G (all these values in colour grey and red).
The higher values are quite rare.

 

Consular stamp, inscription 'NEDERLAND CONSULAIRE DIENST':

 

'BEVRACHTINGSZEGEL', with ships in the center:


Postmarks on letters

A so-called '3 Stuiver' mark; '3 S', arms and posthorn on a letter used in 1706(?):

These cancels were used from about 1667 to 1811 and were used in Amsterdam. They represent the arms of Amsterdam with a posthorn. In the posthorn a 'H', 'R', 'T', 'D' or no letter can be found. In the above letter a 'R' is used, this means the letter came from Rotterdam. The 'H' stands for The Hague, 'T' for Texel and the 'D' for Delft. If no letter is present the letter came from Amsterdam itself. The value was also indicated 2, 3 or 6 stuivers.

Similar cancels exist with WIC (West Indian Company, 6 st(uivers) only, used from 1718 to 1774) or 'VOC' (East Indies Company, 6 st(uivers), 1 2 or 3 g =guilders, used from 1789 to 1805).

Literature: The First Postage Dues: Holland’s ‘3S’ Markings 1667 – 1811 by Kees Adema, 255 p (I haven't read this book).


Internment camp stamps

During World War I, foreigners (Belgian refugees and soldiers) in the internment camp of Harderwijk and Zeist (?) in the Netherlands could use special large stamps to write letters back home. The use of these stamps was stopped after a short period, since the Germans suspected that messages could be hidden on the backside of these large stamps. Two stamps in a different design were isssued, the inscription reads 'INTERNEERINGSKAMPEN'.


(Refused letter with internment camp stamp)

These stamps are rare and forgeries exist, examples:


(Forgeries)


Marine Insurance Stamps

Inscription 'DRIJVENDE BRANDKAST', these stamps were intended to be used on overseas letters placed in safes. When the ship was sunk, the floating safe would still survive. I do not think these stamps were actually used for this purpose.


(Reduced sizes)

The following values exist: 15 c green, 60 c red, 75 c brown, 1.50 G blue, 2.25 G brown, 4 1/2 G black and 7 1/2 G red. They were issued in 1921 (value *** to RR).


Essays

Example:


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