Almelo (NL)

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Almelo is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. The main population centres in the town are Aadorp, Almelo, Mariaparochie and Bornerbroek. Almelo has about 72,000 inhabitants in the middle of the rolling countryside of Twente, with the industrial centres of Enschede and Hengelo as close neighbours but also with tourist towns like Ootmarsum, Delden and Markelo only a bicycle ride away. Almelo received city rights in 1394. Within the city limits lies the castle of the Counts of Almelo. Located in the city centre is Huize Almelo, a castle that in its current form dates back to 1662 (This castle is not open to the public). There are mosaics which decorate the walls of the tunnel close to the railway station. The city is also known for its local association football club Heracles Almelo, which plays in the Eredivisie, the highest football league in the Netherlands. The club uses the Polman Stadion.

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Postmark Examples

Almelo, 25 - 2 - 1856, on postage stamp nrs 2, imperf, depicting King Willem III. See StampSet Stampset.png
Coded Postal Obliterator nr 2 (= Almelo). c.1867. Stampset Stampset.png
Almeloo, 1894. Stampset Stampset.png
Almeloo, 1894. Stampset Stampset.png
Almelo 1907. Stampset Stampset.png
Almelo, 1963, on Windmill, emission of 1963. StampSet Stampset.png

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Almelo 1931.
Meter cancel Almelo 1987.
Meter cancel Almelo 1995.
Meter cancel Almelo 1997.

Cards and Covers

Dutch Letter card number 1 with NOTA, available from 1871. This card was sent from Almelo on 17 august 1872 between noon (12hrs) and 4 hrs in the afternoon to Amsterdam where it arrived on the same day between 4 hrs and 8 hrs in the evening.