Netherlands Antilles

The Netherlands Antilles are a group of islands found in the Carribean Sea. The largest and most populated island is Curaçao. Two different official seals are known from the islands, both of which are tapes.



Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU February 14, 1977

Printing: Red on yellow

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "Posterijen Nederlandse Antillen / Open en/of beschadigd ontvangen / en ambtshalve verzegeld. / Paraaf Postambtenaar:" ("Netherlands Antilles Post Office / Received open or damaged and officially closed. Post Office official signature:")

Control Number: None

Description: 1977 cover from Hertogenbosch, Holland to Pietermaai, Curaçao with damaged upper left corner repaired with two strips of Netherlands Antilles officially sealed tape.



Catalog:

Date issued: Unknown, EKU April 22, 2002

Printing: Red

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "Posterijen Nederlandse Antillen / Open en/of beschadigd ontvangen / en ambtshalve verzegeld. / Paraaf Postambtenaar:" ("Netherlands Antilles Post Office / Received open or damaged and officially closed. Post Office official signature:")

Control Number: None

Description: Registered 2002 cover from Prague, Czech Republic to Plymouth, Montserrat repaired in transit at St. John's, Antigua with red on white British officially sealed tape and again upon arrival in Plymouth with Netherlands Antilles tape. Covers sealed in two different countries are extremely scarce.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.


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