Beautiful Netherlands 2015: Fortified - Naarden
Date of Issue : 2 February 2015
The Beautiful Netherlands series is in 2015, in the sign of the special fortified towns that still rich country. This year, five fortified turn.On February 2 appear three sheetlets about Elburg (Gelderland), Bourtange (Groningen) and Naarden (Noord-Holland) on May 26 followed by two sheetlets about Hulst (Zeeland), Willemstad (Noord-Brabant) and a collective sheet in which all five fortified towns are included.
This fortified residences were protecting the civilian population against external attacks by building city walls, towers, ramparts and gates. Such fortified cities were built in the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.
PostNL spends with the issuance of the stamp sheets Beautiful Netherlands 2015 attention to these fortified with stamps on which a historical map of each city-state, with the background of the skin a large aerial. The Beautiful Netherlands series brings PostNL since 2005 expressed that the company is rooted in Dutch society. The series focuses on local history and cultural wealth.
All stamp sheets from the Beautiful Netherlands 2015 series are designed by graphic designer Karin Langeveld of Trapped in Suburbia office in The Hague.
Stamp on cartoon character Miffy
Date of Issue : 28 January 2015
Netherlands Post introduced a special set of stamps dedicated to Miffy ‒ a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. The issue was released on the 28th of January and is now available for purchasing.
After Miffy and her friend Nina sang a song from the new musical ‘Miffy Celebrates’, PostNL Director Ludo Voorn presented Miffy and Nina with the first stamps. Voorn explained why Miffy deserves her own stamp, now that she has turned sixty. “We are proud to highlight this important event with the issue of twelve series of stamps throughout the year. I’m convinced that these unique stamps will bring back very fond memories of the Miffy books for many”.
As part of the programme, artist Richard Hutten revealed the first ever Miffy-related art project. “What makes the sculpture so unique is that Miffy is always looking you straight in the eye. Miffy has no front or back because she has six eyes and six mouths”, explains Hutten.
Gujpex 2015, 13th Gujarat State Level Philatelic Exhibition will be held at Ahmedabad from 24th - 27th March 2015.
Venue: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Opp. Circuit House, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad – 380 004.