Leiden (NL)

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Leiden is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland. The municipality of Leiden has a population of about 120,000, but the city forms one densely connected urban area with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp and Voorschoten. The larger Leiden agglomeration counts 332,000 inhabitants which makes it the sixth major agglomeration in the Netherlands. Leiden is located on the Old Rhine, at a distance of some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from The Hague to its south and some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Amsterdam to its north. The recreational area of the Kaag Lakes (Kagerplassen) lies just to the northeast of Leiden. A university city since 1575, Leiden houses Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Centre. It is twinned with Oxford, the location of England's oldest university.

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Postmark Examples

Coded Postal Obliterator nr 68 (= Leiden). c.1869. Stampset Stampset.png
Coded Postal Obliterator nr 68 (= Leiden). c.1870. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Leiden 1892. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Leiden 1895. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Leiden 1903. Stampset Stampset.png

Machine cancels

Postage stamp (Theme EUROPE, 1966) with slogan cancellation: (translation) "Letter with money, always Register"

Sub Offices

Leiden-Breestraat, 1992

Meter Cancels

Meter cancel Leiden, 1965.
Meter cancel Leiden, 1978.
Meter cancel Leiden, 1982.
Meter cancel Leiden, 1985.
Meter cancel Leiden, 1988.
Meter cancel Leiden 1990
Meter cancel Leiden, 1992.
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Meter cancel Leiden, 1994.
Meter cancel Leiden, 1996.
Meter cancel Leiden, 1999.
Meter cancel Leiden, 2005.
Meter cancel Leiden, 2007.

Cards and Covers

Letter card sent from Leiden to Wien (Austria), 1904. Postal Stationery Netherlands 1904.