First Stamp of Netherlands

09 Apr 2018  Mon

The Post of Netherlands is an interesting subject of study. The postal region of the Netherlands is located in North-West Europe and comprises the whole territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Four other postal regions exist in the kingdom: Aruba, the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The foundation of the Dutch State Post took place in 1752, and the first Postal Act was confirmed in 1807. The first stamp of Netherlands came out in public in the year 1852.The First stamp of the country came with the denomination of Five Cents and was issued on 1st January 1852.

This stamp is in Light Steel Blue colour and depicts right facing bust of King William – III. The early stamps do not have the name of the country inscribed on them. Instead, all the postage stamps were inscribed with only "POST ZEGEL" (English: "POSTAGE STAMP") and the denomination.

Though this stamp does not fetch a whopping price, it is one of the valuable stamps of the world.

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