Beautiful Netherlands

The series Beautiful Netherlands has highlighted local history, cultural wealth and scenic beauty since 2005. For example, stamps were issued in recent years about traditional costumes, historic country houses, fishing villages, stream and river valleys and towns with town gates. With Beautiful Netherlands PostNL shows how much the company is rooted in Dutch society. The following sheets will still be issued this year after Beautiful Netherlands 2019: Texel, four postage stamp sheets about the Dutch Wadden Islands (on 25 February about Vlieland, on 25 March about Terschelling, on 23 April about Ameland and on 20 May about Schiermonnikoog). On 20 May a collector’s sheet with stamps of these five islands will be issued.

Issue Date: 02.01.2019, Designer: Birza Design, Deventer, Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem, Netherlands, Process: Offset Printing, Colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black, Stamp Size: 20.8 x 25.3 mm, Sheet Size: 144 x 75 mm

Experience Nature

A  ten-stamp sheetlet in ten different designs. The stamps bear the denomination 1 for mail up to 20g destined for delivery in the Netherlands. The issue is the fifth in the Experience Nature – mammals series.

Across the world, there are over 5,500 types of mammals in more than 1,250 genera and over 150 families. In the Netherlands, over one hundred types of mammals live in the wild. Mammals are warm-blooded animals that share the following qualities: they bear living young (with the exception of the platypus and the short-beaked echidna), suckle their young with milk, have four legs and have fur (with the exception of some mammals). For all types of mammals, insemination occurs internally.

Issue Date: 02.01.2019, Designer: Frank Grafisch Ontwerp, Gouda, Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem, Netherlands, Process: Offset, Colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black, Stamp size: 30 x 40mm, Sheet size: 170 x 122mm

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