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Puntstempels
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The first 138 numeral cancels (puntstempels) were introduced on 1st April 1869. Later more numbers followed (up to 259). It consists of 26 dots (28 for the numbers 1 to 9) with a number in the middle.
The following numbers correspond to the towns:
1: Alkmaar
2: Almelo
4: Amersfoort
5: Amsterdam
6: Apeldoorn
8: Arnhem
9: Assen
10: Bergen op Zoom
11: Beverwijk
13: Zaltbommel
16: Breda
19: Brummen
20: Culemborg
21: Delfshaven (before 1886) and Emmen (1891 onwards)
22: Delft
24: Deventer
25: Dirksland (before 1890) and s'Graveland (1891 onwards)
26: Doesburg
27: Doetinchem
28: Dokkum
29: Dordrecht
33: Eindhoven
36: Enschede
37: Franeker
39: Goes
40: Goor
42: Gouda
44: Den Haag
45: Groningen
46: Haarlem
49: Harlingen
51: Heerenveen
53: Den Helder
54: Hellevoetsluis
55: Helmond
57: Den Bosch
59: Hilversum
61: Hoogezand
62: Hoorn
63: Hulst
64: Kampen
67: Leeuwarden
68: Leiden
69: De Lemmer
70: Loenen
72: Maassluis
73: Maastricht
75: Meppel (used red and blue ink)
76: Middelburg
77: Monnikendam
78: Naarden
79: Terneuzen
82: Nijmegen
83: Oldenzaal
84: Onderdendam
85: Oosterhout
87: Oudenbosch
89: Purmerend
90: Roermond
91: Rotterdam
94: Schagen
95: Schiedam
99: Sneek
100: Steenbergen
101: Steenwijk
105: Tiel
107: Utrecht
108: Vaals
109: Veendam
111: Veghel
113: Venlo
115: Vlaardingen
116: Vlissingen
117: Waalwijk
118: Wageningen
124: Woerden
126: Woudrichem
128: Zaandam
129: Zeist
132: Zierikzee
133: Zutphen
135: Zwolle
136: Amsterdam  Emmerich (railway)
137: Arnhem  Oldenzaal (railway)
138: Moerdijk  Antwerpen (railway)
141: Utrecht  Zwolle (railway, issued in 1872)
147: Kamp by Laren (military mail, see also http://www.hspveldpost.nl/kampement/historie_kampbijlaren.htm, in Dutch)
151: Oisterwijk
154: Bodegraven
157: Boskoop
160: Sliedrecht
165: Joure
179: Oosterbeek
181: Wolvega
182: s'Gravenzande
185: Balk
188: Ymuiden
190: Lochem
204: Wildervank
214: Princenhagen
211: Warmond (used violet ink)
220: Groenlo
235: Naaldwijk
242: Bussum
243: Velsen
249: Gulpen
257: Middelharnis
258: Soest (only used from 1st April 1893 to 15th June 1893)
259: Waddinxveen (only used from 1st June 1893 to 15th June 1893)
The range is alphabetical for the numbers 1 to 135, with some exceptions (13: Zaltbommel). On 15th June 1893 all numeral cancels were no longer used. The cancels can be found on all stamps of the Netherlands up to the 1891 issue.
The following envelope shows the use of the 'puntstempel', the stamps were supposed to be cancelled with, elsewhere on the envelope a town/date cancel can be found:
These cancels were not supposed to be used on postal stationary. The regulations stated that it could only be used on stamps. Nevertheless, some of these cancels are known to exist on postal stationary (rare).
The cancel 'Kamp by Laren' is very rare and is known to have been forged:
(A forged 'Kamp by Laren 147' cancel)


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