Netherlands 1928 Child Welfare

From Stamps of the World


  • Issue Date : December 10, 1928
  • Designed by : Jan Sluyters
  • Printed by : Joh Enschedé Haarlem
  • Print Process : Photogravure
  • Perforation : 12 or 12½
  • Valid for postage: until December 31, 1935

The annual child welfare Netherlands stamps shown here were issued on December 10, 1928. These stamps, benefiting children's charities, followed the theme of "science".

Used stamps

The 1½ c. + 1½ c. denomination features Jan Pieter Minckelers (1748-1824), a physicist and the inventor of illuminated gas, used for hot air balloons.
The 5 c. + 3 c. denomination features Hermann Boerhaave (1668-1738), a Dutch botanist and physician that attained European fame.
The 7½ c. + 2½ c. denomination features Hendrik Lorentz (1853-1928), a Dutch physicist and the winner of the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), a Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and scientist. His works included the early studies of the rings of Saturn, the discovery of Saturn's moon Titan, and the invention of the pendulum clock.