Netherlands

There have been 35 official seals and tapes recorded from the Netherlands. 15 different Dead Letter Office seals are also known.



Catalog: Drummond OS1, de Vries SL.1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU September 21, 1900

Printing: Black

Perforation: Rouletted 20 in color

Inscription: "Postkantoor Amsterdam." ("Post Office Amsterdam") in circular frame with rosette at bottom

Control Number: None

Description: Fragile 1900 cover from a Boer prisoner of war on St. Helena (Deadwood Camp?) to Amsterdam, Holland repaired at top with three Dutch official seals. Faint "Prisoners of War / Censor" initialled "EW" at right. September 21st Amsterdam receiving cancel and "voor open bevonden / Postkontoor / A' dam / (Initials)" ["already found open / Post Office / Amsterdam"] notation on reverse.

For further information on the Anglo-Boer War, as well as other war related items, please see the Cape of Good Hope, Great Britain, Natal, and Orange River Colony sections.



Catalog: Drummond OS2, de Vries SL.1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU August 20, 1903

Printing: Black on off-white

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "Postkantoor Amsterdam." ("Post Office Amsterdam") in circular frame with rosette at bottom

Control Number: None

Description: Domestic 1903 post card from Amsterdam to Kampen torn in half and repaired with two 1st issue seals. Officially sealed cards are very scarce.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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