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- The Netherlands – Paleis Het LooAugust 18, 2022After a renovation of more than 4 years, Paleis Het Loo welcomes visitors again in its completely renovated rooms. PostNL celebrates the festive reopening of the museum with a majestic stamp sheet. This gives you an insight into the personal rooms of queens who lived and worked in the palace over the centuries. General director Michel van Maarseveen receives first copy Today, the general director of Paleis Het Loo, Michel van Maarseveen, receives the first copy of the special issue from Stephan van den Eijnden, commercial director of PostNL Mail. The stamp sheetlet was designed by Anne Schaufeli and Huub de Lang of studio026 from Velp. Their design takes you into the history of the palace on the basis of the rooms of queens who have played an important role in Apeldoorn during 3 centuries of court and country life. Queens in the lead role The stamp sheetlet has 10 stamps on which 5 royal rooms can be admired: the bedroom of Mary Stuart, the toilet room of Sophie van Württemberg, the sitting rooms of Emma van Waldeck-Pyrmont and Wilhelmina van Oranje-Nassau and the bedroom of Juliana van Oranje-Nassau . Schaufeli explains their choice: “We have chosen a room of each as it can be seen in the palace. With the furnishings from their time. Juliana, for example, lived there as a child, but not later. That is why only one bedroom of hers can be seen.” Personal details 2 stamps are dedicated to each queen: in addition to the overview photo of each room, a special detail is also in the spotlight. The details shown are a flower holder (Mary), a mirror (Sophie), a mantel clock (Emma), a table centerpiece (Wilhelmina) and a suitcase (Juliana). The overview photo and detail photo are alternately above and below each other, with each object telling something about the personality of the residents. For example, Anne Schaufeli says: “Mary was fond of Delft pottery, especially large tulip vases. The flower holder on the stamp is prominent in her bedroom.” Striking design language Designer duo Schaufeli and De Lang from studio026 were inspired for the design by the richness of the palace furnishings, with its many colours, ornaments and patterns. They used a pattern detail from each room as inspiration to shape the stamps. The patterns are graphically incorporated into the stamps as cut-outs from the photos, allowing you to see the details through the beautiful formal language of the palace. 3 centuries of history Het Loo Palace was originally built in 1686 as a summer residence for Stadtholder William III and his wife Princess Mary Stuart. When the couple became King and Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1689, they built it into a sumptuous palace worthy of a royal couple. Until 1975, Paleis Het Loo remained in use as a summer residence and work palace for successive generations of the House of Orange-Nassau. It was then turned into a museum. Between 2018 and April 2022, the palace was closed to the public and underwent a major renovation that has fully restored the historic quarters. In the meantime, the renovation continues under the forecourt. The expansion of the museum will be completed in 2023. Opening hours Het Loo Palace Paleis Het Loo is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer holidays, the palace is also open on Mondays. Until August 18, the palace is the stage for the Princes and Princess Days, a fairytale dress-up party for the youngest visitors. Availability The stamp sheetlet Paleis Het Loo has 10 personal stamps in 10 different designs, with the value indication Nederland 1, intended for mail up to and including 20 grams with a destination within the Netherlands. The stamps are only available from 16 August 2022 via the webshop and from Collect Club customer service on telephone number 088 – 868 99 00. The period of validity is indefinite. available on ebay...
- The Netherlands – Leuvenum forestsAugust 18, 2022Today PostNL is issuing 10 new stamps in the Experience nature series with the subject of the flora and fauna of the Leuvenum forests. This 2,300 hectare nature reserve of Natuurmonumenten is located in the province of Gelderland, between Harderwijk, Nunspeet and Elspeet. The issue on the Leuvenum forests is the 4th and last of 2022 in PostNL’s nature series. Earlier this year, stamps were issued over the Fort Ellewoutsdijk nature reserves in Zeeland, the Nieuwkoopse Plassen in South Holland and the Sint-Pietersberg in Limburg. Forest, heath and sand The Leuvenumse Bos is the collective name for the Leuvenumse Bos, the Hulshorsterzand and the Leuvenhorst estate. The contiguous area is located in the northwest of the Veluwe and has been owned by Natuurmonumenten for more than 100 years. In addition to the extensive forests, there are large moors and sand drifts. There is a lot of game in the area and it is a breeding area for many different birds. swinging barrel Wijnand Francke, nature management coordinator at Natuurmonumenten, is an enthusiastic advocate of this nature reserve. He praises the vastness and the variety, with forest as well as heathland and sand drifts. “The long Leuvenumsche beek is really beautiful. Especially now that we have succeeded in giving the stream back its old winding course, with the occasional flooding that results.” Overlapping Circles The stamps about the Leuvenum forests were designed by graphic designer Frank Janse from Gouda, who is also responsible for the other issues in this series. On the stamp sheetlet, the 10 main characters were given a portrait in their natural environment, each on their own stamp. On the stamps, the designer shows how the plants and animals in the Leuvenum forests like to hide under, between and behind the trees. “You can also see that in the photography on the stamps. Direct sunlight is rare in the forest, the light is always filtered. Often the photograph was taken from a great distance or from very close by, which blurs the background.” Availability The stamp sheetlet Experience nature – Leuvenumse forests has 10 different stamps with the value indication Nederland 1, intended for mail up to and including 20 grams with a destination within the Netherlands. The stamps will be available from August 15, 2022 at the Bruna stores and via www.postnl.nl/bijzondere-postzegels. The stamps can also be ordered by telephone from Collect Club’s customer service on 088 – 868 99 00. The validity period is indefinite. available on ebay...
- Netherlands – 250th birthday of the first king of the House of Orange-Nassau: Willem IJune 21, 2022Students design stamps for King Willem I The Hague, 20 June 2022. Today PostNL issues a new stamp sheetlet to commemorate the 250th birthday of the first king of the House of Orange-Nassau: Willem I (1772-1843). Prince Willem Frederik was born 250 years ago in The Hague. In 1815 he was proclaimed King William I of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The stamps for 250 years of King William I show portraits of him and his wife Wilhelmina of Prussia, next to an image of the city palace in Fulda. Prince Willem Frederik reigned as Fürst over this German principality from 1802 to 1806. Students ArtEZ The design of the stamps was made by Graphic Design students of ArtEZ, University of the Arts in Zwolle. A total of 40 students took part in the project, each with their own contribution to the final result. Work was done individually and in groups of varying composition, with guidance from ArtEZ teachers. Nassau blue Like the photo of the city palace, the portraits of Willem I and Wilhelmina have been radically edited by the students. For example, monochrome Nassau blue was chosen as the classic color that suits our royal family. “A texture with a pastel-like effect has also been added to the images, as a reference to King William I’s great interest in the arts,” said Lois Barendse, one of the students in the project. “This structure also brings more depth to the image. The lighter blue makes it look like the subjects are in a spotlight. That gives it something sublime.” Military Order of William The stamps show the official monogram of King Willem I, but also a festive pattern of crosses in the colors red, white, blue and orange. The shape of the cross is derived from the Military Order of William, the highest knighthood in the Netherlands. This order was established by King William I himself for deeds that testify to courage, policy and loyalty. Design & Dynasty This year, from June 18 to August 28, the exhibition Design & Dynasty, 250 Jahre Hofleben Oranien-Nassau can be seen in Fulda, Germany. The exhibition was curated by curator Nicole Uniquole. She combined contemporary design with objects from the Royal Collections. The exhibition covers the period of seven Dutch royal couples, from King Willem I and his wife Queen Wilhelmina to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. During the opening of the exhibition, the stamp was officially presented by PostNL to Dr. Thomas Heiler, head of the Fulda City Archives and, since 2011, also head of the city’s cultural office. About King William II The reign of William I was characterized by the maintenance of the reforms from the French period and by large investments in industry, trade and in the construction of many canals and roads. In 1840 William I abdicated and he was succeeded by his eldest son, King Willem II. Availability The stamp sheetlet 250 years King William I has 6 stamps in 3 different designs, with the value indication Nederland 1, intended for mail up to and including 20 grams with a destination within the Netherlands. The stamps will be available from 20 June at the Bruna stores and via the webshop. Available at ebay...
- Netherlands – CryptostampMay 31, 2022PostNL will issue the very first Dutch crypto stamp this autumn. The launch comes from a collaboration with the Austrian Post, which simultaneously releases a crypto stamp. “Collecting stamps has been around for ages,” says Bob van Ireland, Director of Mail Netherlands at PostNL. “We are proud that we are appealing to a new generation of collectors with this Dutch first.” The ‘NL crypto stamp’ consists of a physical stamp to use and a ‘digital twin’. This digital version becomes visible by scanning the QR code on the physical stamp. You can then activate, collect, exchange and trade them via the blockchain. The digital twin is a so-called non fungible token (NFT). Cooperation with Austrian Post The NL crypto stamp is not only new in the Netherlands, but also a worldwide first. It is in fact the first crypto stamp that is jointly issued by two postal companies. PostNL has joined forces with the Austrian Post, which released the first crypto stamp in 2019. To seal this collaboration, PostNL CEO Herna Verhagen recently met her Austrian colleague Georg Pölzl. The Austrian Post has more than three years of experience in issuing crypto stamps. Georg Pölzl: “We have been deploying blockchain and crypto technology for a long time, making us a pioneer in this field. By using our license, postal companies worldwide can call on our expertise. I am convinced that, with the help from Austria, this Dutch crypto stamp will become a sought-after collector’s item.” The Netherlands gets into crypto and NFTs “There are more and more Dutch people who are delving into the world of crypto,” says Van Ireland. “Yet the general public only knows them by name. With this crypto stamp, we are now making NFTs accessible to a wider audience. We hope that this way we can enthuse more people for this special new step in the world of collecting.” Secret design not yet revealed Like the previous editions of the Austrian Post, the design of this joint issue crypto stamp has a unique symbol. In those earlier editions, these were the symbols of a unicorn, a whale and a panda. PostNL and the Austrian Post are not yet revealing the design that will soon adorn this crypto stamp. The design will be unveiled step by step in the coming period via the NLcryptostamp.nl website, the Collect Club newsletter of PostNL and the social media channels of PostNL. Availability crypto stamp The NL crypto stamp is available in a limited edition for €9.05. PostNL will announce later when the presale starts, how large the print run is and where the crypto stamp is for sale....