Netherlands 1852 Definitives King Willem III

From Stamps of the World
  • Date of Issue: January 1, 1852
  • Design and gravure: J.W.Kaiser
  • Perforation: Imperf
  • Watermark: Postal Horn
  • Print type: Intaglio
  • Printing: Rijksmunt Utrecht

The first Netherlands stamps appeared in January 1852. The country name did not appear on the postage stamps of the Netherlands until 1864.

Before then, all the postage stamps were inscribed with only "POST ZEGEL" (English: "POSTAGE STAMP") and the denomination.

Mint set

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= Used stamps

5c FRANCO
5c Milky blue shade, location cancel.
10c FRANCO
15c FRANCO

Cover usage

Two 5 cent Blues used to cover the 10 cents rate on folded letter from Venlo to Kaldenkirchen, Germany sent on 9 May 1853.
1863 Two 5 cent Blues used to cover the 10 cents rate on folded letter from Roermond via Weert (transit on reverse) and Eindhoven to Leende. Cancelled with the Franco paid box cancel