Discovery of Some Previously Unknown Map Stamps

New Caledonia sc651

New Caledonia scC275

China sc3031

South Korea sc1516

Cartophilatelic Society president Mark Honig informs us of finding some previously unknown map stamps. First up is the 170fr August 26, 1991 issue from New Caledonia for the French Institute of Scientific Research (sc651). A number of research themes […]

“Bosatlas” Commemorative Sheet Issued by the Netherlands

Netherlands 2012-06-18

On June 18, 2012, the Netherlands Post (PostNL) issued a fascinating sheet depicting the well known “Bosatlas” an educational atlas used by schools throughout the Netherlands. The sheet was issued to celebrate the latest edition of the DeGrote Bosatlas, the most popular atlas used in Dutch classrooms. “The Bosatlas, which forms […]

Netherlands Issues Sheets Marking Historic Relations with South Africa

Netherlands 2011-07-25

On July 25, 2011 PostNL plans to issue three new sheets to commemorate historic relations between the Netherlands and South Africa. The sheets contain six, 1 wereld (approx. 95c) denominated stamps of the same design. On each of the sheets, the stamps are placed differently. On each sheet, the margin designs […]

Netherlands Antilles: New Countries – New Map Stamps

A final declaration agreement between the Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands went into force on October 10, 2010, completing the process of constitutional reform in the Antilles. Curaçao and St Maarten have become autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba will become special municipalities of the Netherlands. […]

Map of Europe Featured on Netherlands IYA 2009 Issue

The Netherlands has issued a set of stamps to mark the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009). The set of two stamps features a map surrounding the Netherlands marking the location of the LOFAR (LOw Frequency ARray) radio telescopes which are distributed across the Netherlands and other neighboring countries. The LOFAR system uses a large […]