Netherlands 1864 Definitives King Willem III

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  • Issue Date : 1864
  • Designed by : J.W.Kaiser (background and portrait) and V.J.van Hinsbergh (lettering)
  • Printed by : Rijksmunt Utrecht and/or Joh Enschedé Haarlem
  • Print Process : Intaglio (engraved)
  • Perforations : 12¾ : 11¾
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The first perforated Netherlands stamps are shown above. These new stamps feature a more contemporary portrait of King William III, and they were issued beginning in 1864. They are perforated (approximately) 12. The paper varies greatly in thickness, sometimes the paper is slightly bluish, and occasionally the paper is vertically ribbed.