Zaandam (NL)

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Zaandam is a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is the main city of the municipality of Zaanstad, and received city rights in 1811. It is located on the Zaan, close to the North Sea Canal, and is close to Amsterdam. The statistical district Zaandam, which covers the city and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 72.597. Zaandam was a separate municipality until 1974, when it became a part of the new municipality of Zaanstad.


Postmark Examples

Postmark Zaandam 1861 on Netherlands first emission. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 1869. Stampset Stampset.png
Coded Postal Obliterator nr 128 (= Zaandam) c.1870. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 1885. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 1895. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 1898. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 1898. Stampset Stampset.png
Postal Order Stamp Zaandam 1898. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 1906. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 1915. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam on permanent postage stamp of the Netherlands from 1946-1957. Designed by Jan van Krimpen. Catalogue NVPH-467. From series: Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam 7-X-1969 on postage stamp from definitive Queen Juliana Regina 1969-1976. See also Stampset.png
Postmark Zaandam Business Point Mahoniehout, June 23 2010.
Postmark Zaandam Business Point Mahoniehout-2, August 9, 2010.

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Zaandam 1936.
Meter cancel Zaandam 1937.
Meter cancel Zaandam 1941.
Meter cancel Zaandam 1953
Meter cancel Zaandam 1961.
Meter cancel Zaandam 1973.
Meter cancel Zaandam 1976.
Meter cancel Zaandam 1985.

Cards and Covers

Letter card, model 1871, sent from Amsterdam in the afternoon of Aug 20,1972, between 1200 and 1600 hrs (12M-4A), to Zaandam, where it arrived on Aug 20, 1972, between 4 and 8 hrs (4A - 8A). A postage stamp was not used. This is an error, caused by confusion of the postal authorities. Extra info on the first Dutch letter cards from 1871. On january 1, 1871, two types of letter cards were introduced in the Netherlands. One with a pre-paid stamp of 2.5 cents, meant for inland use. Another one with no value indication, meant for post to foreign countries. Both forms had an extensive footnote ("NOTA") on how to use the card. Later versions: In 1872/1874 the same letter cards were issued without the footnote. (From the collection of Jan Boon)
Stamped letter card, model 1881 colored paper, sent 17 aug 1899 from Zaandam to Amsterdam, where it arrived the same day. A164 in oval is a postman mark for delivery. (Courtesy of Cees Verkerk)
Zaandam 1987. Cancellation from Philatelic Counter ("Filatelieloket")