Zutphen is a city in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It lies some 30 km north-east of Arnhem, on the Eastern bank of the river IJssel at the point where it is joined by the Berkel. The name Zutphen (first mentioned in the eleventh century) appears to mean 'zuid-veen', or in English, south-fen.
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Cards and Covers
In the Netherlands postal cards were introduced in 1871. The depicted postcard was used on the first day of validity: 1 Januari 1871. (from Collection of Jan Boon)
Early postcard sent 11 January 1871 from Zutphen (Netherlands) to Stettin (Germany). Also with coded postal obliterator number 131 (= Zutphen). (from Collection of Jan Boon)
Meter cancel Zutphen, 1978.
Meter cancel Zutphen, 1973.
Meter cancel Zutphen, 1979.
Meter cancel Zutphen, 2000.