Schiedam (NL)

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Schiedam is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is part of the Rotterdam metropolitan area. The city is located west of Rotterdam, east of Vlaardingen, and south of Delft. In the south it is connected with the village of Pernis by the Beneluxtunnel. The city is known for its historical center with canals, and for having the tallest windmills in the world. Schiedam is also famous for the distilleries and malthouses and production of jenever (gin) - such as the internationally renowned Ketel One - so much so that in French and English the word schiedam (usually without a capital s-) refers to the town's Holland gin. This was the town's main industry during the early Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th century, a dark period to which it owed its former nickname "Zwart Nazareth" or "Black Nazareth". Furthermore, the city is known for Saint Lidwina, one of the most famous Dutch saints (her relics are located in the Liduina Basilica in Schiedam).

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Postmark Examples

Coded Postal Obliterator 95 (=Schiedam). c.1867. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Schiedam 1876. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark SCHIEDAM 1882. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark SCHIEDAM 1896. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Schiedam 1896. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Schiedam 1898. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Schiedam 1902. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark SCHIEDAM, 27-X-1945, on postage stamp, catalogued as nvph-443, Liberation Stamp, emission of 1945.
Cancel SCHIEDAM, 23.IV.1970, on postage stamp nvph-964, subject Osaka 1970 World Exhibition, emission of 1970.

Machine/Slogan cancels

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Meter cancels

Meter cancel Schiedam, 1959.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 1964.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 1972.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 1975.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 1984.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 1987.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 1988.
Meter cancel Schiedam on cover sent by Royal Mail (UK) to Venezuela.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 2004.
Meter cancel Schiedam, 2005.

Cards and Covers

Letter Card (model 1876) sent from Schiedam on September 22 1876 to Hamburg (Germany). Arrival stamp of 24 September 1876.