New Stamps from Netherlands

150 Years of Red Cross in the Netherlands

netherlands redcross stampsThe stamp pays attention to the 150th anniversary of the Red Cross in the Netherlands. On July 19, 1867 signed King William III at the Loo Palace Royal Decree No. 60. The first article of the decree reads. “There’s one Sociery will to grant aid to sick and wounded soldiers in time of war or Netherlands there is or is not in question. ” This made the creation of the Red Cross in the Netherlands possible. The mission of the Red Cross is to prevent human suffering and mitigate, to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. This is done in the Netherlands include giving first aid courses, event help provide civilian assistance and relief in emergencies, and by being actively involved in emergency preparedness. Worldwide, the Red Cross provides disaster relief and conflict. The Red Cross urges families to a country affected by war or disaster, and it comes into action to help with silent disaster reconstruction projects and humanitarian law.

Issue Date: 22.05.2017 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem Process: Offset Size: 25 x 36 mm

Beautiful Netherlands 2017 – Streams and River Valleys

netherlands rivers stampsLaunched in 2005, PostNL’s Beautiful Netherlands series serves to show how deeply the company is rooted in Dutch society. The series focuses on local history, cultural wealth and scenic beauty. In recent years, stamps have featured fortified towns, ceramics, folk costumes, historic country estates and fishing villages. The 2017 series spotlights Dutch stream and river valleys.

Issue Date: 28.02.2017 Designer: Haller Brun, Amsterdam

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