Sunday, March 27, 2011

Holland Images

It's been ages since I posted a card from the Netherlands, which is weird since I have tons of them! This is from José for the June Jubilee RR 2010. He writes, "The only things missing are the tulips and the clogs." I wonder how typical this is for modern day Netherlanders. Surely most of them live in cities and have washing machines? :P

The stamp on the right is apparently from 1984?! Showing the black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa). In the middle we have William of Orange, also known as William the Silent, who led the Dutch revolt against the Spanish in 1568. Finally, on the left is Martin Luther, famous for the Protestant Reformation. All great stamps, and a welcome change from the heart-earth definitive!

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