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Colony of the Netherlands, part of the Netherlands Antilles.

1873 King William III of the Netherlands

2 1/2 c green 3 c brown 5 c red 10 c blue 12 1/2 c yellow 15 c grey 25 c brown 30 c grey

  2 1/2 c green
  3 c brown
  5 c red
  10 c blue
  12 1/2 c yellow
  15 c grey
  25 c brown
  30 c grey
  50 c lilac
  60 c green

Larger sizes, "GULDEN" values:

1 G 50 c blue and dark blue

  1 G 50 c blue and dark blue
  2 G 50 c lilac and brown

The "GULDEN" values have broader margins around the design.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 1/2 c****** 
3 cRRRR 
5 c****** 
10 c****** 
12 1/2 c****** 
15 c****** 
25 c****** 
30 c***R 
50 c**** 
60 c****** 
1.50 GRRRR 
2 GRR 

 

Surcharged:

'2 1/2 cent' on 10 c blue 2 1/2 c on 30 c grey 2 1/2 c on 30 c grey, with cancel 'CURACAO' '25 CENT' on 30 c grey

  '2 1/2 CENT' (violet, two types) on 10 c blue (1895)
  '2 1/2 CENT' on 30 c grey (1895)
  '25 CENT' on 30 c grey (1891)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 1/2 c on 10 c****** 
2 1/2 c on 30 c RR** 
25 c on 30 c****** 


(Special cancel 'St MARTIN' island)

Some numeral cancels similar to the ones used in The Netherlands exist (however, I have no picture available now): '201' for Curaçao, '202' for Curaçao and St. Martin (from 1881 onwards), '208' St. Eustatius and '209' Saba.

Senf made a forgery of the 2G50c value, it was distributed as an 'art gift' with the stamp journal 'Illustriertem Briefmarken Journal':


(Senf forgery of the 2G50c value, with overprint 'FACSIMILE')

 

1889 Value in a circle

3 c brown 5 c red

  1 c grey
  2 c lilac
  2 1/2 c green
  3 c brown
  5 c red

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** 
2 c** 
2 1/2 c** 
3 c**** 
5 c**** 

 

1892 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

12 1/2 c green 25 c brown

  10 c blue
  12 1/2 c green
  15 c red
  25 c brown
  30 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
10 c*** 
12 1/2 c*** 
15 c*** 
25 c****** 
30 c*** 

 

1901 Stamps of the Netherlands (Queen Wilhelmina) overprinted 'CURACAO' and value

12 1/2 c on 12 1/2 c blue

  12 1/2 c on 12 1/2 c blue
  25 c on 25 c red and blue
  1.50 G on 2 1/2 G violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
12 1/2 c on 12 1/2 c ***** 
25 c on 25 c** 
1.50 G on 2 1/2 GRRRR 

 

1903 Value in ellipse, horizontal type

with couloured background (1903)


(reduced size)

  1 c green
  2 c brown
  2 1/2 c green
  3 c orange
  5 c red
  7 1/2 c grey (1908)

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** 
2 c***** 
2 1/2 c** 
3 c****** 
5 c** 
7 1/2 cR*** 
with white background (1915)

  1/2 c violet (1921)
  1 c green
  1 1/2 c blue (1921)
  2 c brown
  2 1/2 c green
  3 c yellow
  3 c green (1926)
  5 c red
  5 c green (1921)
  5 c lilac (1926)
  7 1/2 c grey
  10 c lilac (1921)
  10 c red (1926)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 ccc 
1 ccc 
1 1/2 ccc 
2 cc* 
2 1/2 c*c 
3 c yellow ** 
3 c green** 
5 c red*c 
5 c green** 
5 c lilac** 
7 1/2 c** 
10 c lilac**** 
10 c red** 
surcharged

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  1 1/2 c on 2 1/2 c green (1931)
  2 1/2 c on 3 c green (1931)

 

1903 Queen Wilhelmina facing the left, inscription 'POSTZEGEL COLONIE CURACAO'

15 c brown 30 c orange and 50 c red

  10 c grey
  12 1/2 c blue
  15 c brown
  22 1/2 c brown and olive
  25 c violet
  30 c orange
  50 c red

Larger size

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  1 1/2 G brown
  2 1/2 G blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c** 
12 1/2 c**c 
15 c**** 
22 1/2 c***** 
25 c*** 
30 c ****** 
50 c****** 
1 1/2 GR*** 
2 1/2 GRR 

 

1915 Queen Wilhelmina

Small size, Queen Wilhelmina facing the right, sea with ship on background

  10 c red
  12 1/2 c blue
  12 1/2 c red (1921)
  15 c olive
  15 c blue (1926)
  20 c blue (1921)
  20 c olive (1926)
  22 1/2 c orange
  25 c lilac
  30 c black
  35 c black (1921)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c****** 
12 1/2 c blue *** 
12 1/2 c red**** 
15 c olive **** 
15 c blue*** 
20 c blue**** 
20 c olive**** 
22 1/2 c***** 
25 c*** 
30 c **** 
35 c****** 
Surcharged

5 c on 12 1/2 c blue

  5 c on 12 1/2 c blue (2 types)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 12 1/2 c ******Two types of surcharge, mainly differing in the '5'
Larger size, Queen Wilhelmina facing the left, palm trees on background

50 c green 1 1/2 G lilac and 2 1/2 G red

  50 c green
  1 1/2 G lilac
  2 1/2 G red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
50 c***** 
1 1/2 G****** 
2 1/2 GRR 

In 1929 some values were overprinted 'LUCHTPOST' (airmail): 50 ct on 12 1/2 c red, 1 gld on 20 c blue and 2 gld on 15 c olive (all R).

 

1918 Provisional issue, inscription 'CURACAO 1 CENT' with signature

  1 c black on brown

The signature represents 'Hendrik Albert Willemsen'.

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****** 

 

The next stamps in Curacao were issued in 1923 (Jubilee issue for Queen Wilhelmina, inscription 1898-1923 on top), 7 values were issued ranging from 5 c to 5 G. In 1928 a similar design was issued without the year on top, but with a ship in the bottom part (8 values ranging from 7 1/2 c to 35 c).


Postage due stamps

For more Postage due stamps (Te betalen port in green) click here.


Fiscal stamps

Some fiscal stamps of The Netherlands were issued in 1910 with overprint 'CURACAO' (sorry, no picture available yet, if anyboday possesses a picture, please contact me!).

 

1913 View of a ship on top inscription 'den 19' (to put the date)

The following values exist f0,05 red, f0,50 green and 1 G green.


Postal stationary

I have seen postcards (Briefkaart) in the same design as the King William III stamps of 1873 in the value 5 c red and 15 c brown.


(Postal stationery 7 1/2 c)


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