A bus full of characters from Dutch children’s books are pictured on a pane of child welfare semipostal stamps to be issued Nov. 7 by the Netherlands. The stamps celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Sophia Maria Westendorp, known as “Fiep” (1916-2004), who illustrated children’s books written by Annie M.G. Schmidt (1911-95). Stamp collectors might also be familiar with Westendorp’s work from the Netherlands’ 1999 child welfare stamps (Scott B714-B716). The new pane includes six semipostal stamps, each paying the local domestic postal rate plus a surtax of 0.36, and six labels.