Kinderpostzegels: Children’s Charity Stamps from the Netherlands

I have been a promoter of children’s aid charities for a number of years and became involved in an orphanage and school that was set up here in Phuket following the 2004 Andaman Sea tsunami. Because of this, and my teaching career, I avidly collect stamps portraying children and their education. I’d been aware of Switzerland’s Pro Juventute charity stamps but never knew about the … Continue reading Kinderpostzegels: Children’s Charity Stamps from the Netherlands

The Netherlands #529 (1975)

The Netherlands #529 (1975)

The Netherlands, (Nederland in Dutch) also known informally as Holland, is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands lies between latitudes 50° and 54° N, and longitudes 3° and 8° E and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to … Continue reading The Netherlands #529 (1975)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

The Dutch Indies, also known as the Netherlands Indies (Nederlands(ch)-Indië) was a Dutch colony consisting of Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sundas, Madura, Celebes, Moluccas, Western New Guinea, and two thirds of Borneo. It was formed from the nationalized colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. The name was translated by the English as the Dutch East Indies, to … Continue reading Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

Aruba #266 (2005)

Aruba #266 (2005)

The island of Aruba is one of four countries (along with the Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten) that comprise the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  It is located in the southern Caribbean Sea about 990 miles (1,600 kilometers) west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of the coast of Venezuela.  Lying outside of Hurricane Alley, Aruba forms a group with … Continue reading Aruba #266 (2005)