Netherlands Antilles

 

Map of the Netherlands AntillesFlag of the Netherlands Antilles (since 1986)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before 1492, Curaçao, Bonaire, and Aruba were part of the Caquetio chiefdom of coastal Venezuela. Caquetios were a ceramic group engaged in fishing, agriculture, hunting, gathering, and trade with the mainland. Their language belonged to the Arowak family.

 

Christopher Columbus probably discovered Sint Maarten in 1493 on his second voyage, and Curaçao and Bonaire were discovered in 1499. Because of the absence of precious metals, the Spanish declared the islands Islas Inutiles ("useless islands"). In 1515, the inhabitants were deported to Hispaniola to work in mines. After an unsuccessful attempt to colonize Curaçao and Aruba, those islands were used to breed goats, horses, and cattle.

 

In 1630, the Dutch seized Sint Maarten to make use of its large salt deposits. After the Spanish reconquered the island, the Dutch West India Company (WIC) took possession of Curaçao in 1634. Bonaire and Aruba were taken over by the Dutch in 1636. The WIC colonized and governed the Leeward Islands until 1791. The English occupied Curaçao between 1801 and 1803 and 1807 and 1816. After 1648, Curaçao and Sint Eustatius became centers for smuggling, privateering, and the slave trade. Curaçao and Bonaire never developed plantations because of the arid climate. Dutch merchants and Sephardic Jewish merchants on Curaçao sold trade goods and slaves from Africa to the plantation colonies and the Spanish mainland. On Bonaire, the salt was exploited and cattle were bred for trade and food on Curaçao. Colonization on Bonaire did not take place until 1870.

 

Dutch administrators and merchants formed the white elite. Sephardim were the commercial elite. Poor whites and free blacks formed the nucleus of the small Creole middle class. Slaves were the lowest class. Because of the absence of commercial, labor-intensive plantation agriculture, slavery was less cruel when compared to plantation colonies like Surinam or Jamaica. The Roman Catholic Church played an important role in the repression of African culture, the legitimization of slavery, and preparations for emancipation. Slave rebellions occurred in 1750 and 1795 on Curaçao. Slavery was abolished in 1863. An independent peasantry did not arise because blacks remained economically dependent on their former owners.

 

The Dutch took possession of the Windward Islands in the 1630s, but colonists from other European countries also settled there. Sint Eustatius was a trade center until 1781, when it was punished for trading with the North American independents. Its economy never recovered. On Saba, colonists and their slaves worked small plots of land. On Sint Maarten, the salt pans were exploited and a few small plantations were established. The abolition of slavery on the French part of Sint Maarten in 1848 resulted in the abolition of slavery on the Dutch side and a slave rebellion on Sint Eustatius. On Saba and Statia, slaves were emancipated in 1863.

 

The establishment of oil refineries on Curaçao and Aruba marked the beginning of industrialization. The lack of local labor resulted in the migration of thousands of workers. Industrial laborers from the Caribbean, Latin America, Madeira, and Asia came to the islands, along with civil servants and teachers from the Netherlands and Surinam. Lebanese, Ashkenazim, Portuguese, and Chinese became important in local trade.

 

Industrialization ended colonial race relations. The Protestant and Sephardim elites on Curaçao maintained their positions in commerce, civil service, and politics, but the black masses were no longer dependent on them for employment or land. The introduction of general suffrage in 1949 resulted in the formation of nonreligious political parties, and the Catholic Church lost much of its influence. Despite tensions between Afro-Curaçaoans and Afro-Caribbean migrants, the process of integration proceeded.

 

In 1969, a trade union conflict at the Curaçao refinery angered thousands of black laborers. On 30 May a protest march to the government seat ended in the burning of parts of Willemstad. After a request for intervention by the Antillean government, Dutch marines helped to restore law and order. Newly founded Afro-Curaçaoan parties changed the political order, which still was dominated by white Creoles. Within the state bureaucracy and the educational system, Antilleans replaced Dutch expatriates. Afro-Antillean cultural traditions were revalued, racial ideology was changed, and Papiamentu became recognized as the national language on Curaçao and Bonaire.

 

After 1985, the oil industry has declined and in the 1990s, the economy was in recession. The government is now the largest employer, and civil servants take up 95 percent of the national budget. In 2000, a series of agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concerning the restructuring of the government expenses and a new economic policy have paved the way for renewed Dutch financial aid and economic recovery.

 

In the future a revision of the Statute of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is foreseen. This will almost certain result in dissolving the Netherlands Antilles. Initially this was planned for December 2009, but has now been set for 10 October 2010 (10-10-10).

 

 

Capital:                        Willemstad

Government:                State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, constitutional monarchy

Area:                            960 km²

Population:                   224.000 (2006)

Currency:                      Netherlands Antilles guilder (100 cents)

Internet TLD:                .an

Dialling code:                +599

 

Member of:                   Universal Postal Union (1 July 1875, with Aruba)

                                    World Meteorological Organisation (with Aruba)

 

Associate member of:   United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

                                    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

                                    World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO, 1987)

 

 

For more stamps see:

Aruba

 

 

 

Links

 

Netherlands Antilles in Wikipedia.

Flag of Netherlands Antilles in Flags of the World.

The website of the Philatelic Service.

Country description from the BBC.

Country description from the CIA.

Official website of the government of the Netherlands Antilles.

Official website of the Plenipotentiary Minister for the Netherlands Antilles in the Netherlands: Antillenhuis (in Dutch).

 

 

 

Stamp catalogue

 

UPU 75th anniversary

date:                       3 October 1949

designer:                 M.C. Escher

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              11¾:12¼

 

1     6 ct                  globe, post horns, text "WERELD / POST / VERENIGING / 1874 1949"

                               dark red

                               (cat. Michel 4/NVPH 209/SG 309/Yvert 200)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

2     25 c                  globe, post horns, text "WERELD / POST / VERENIGING / 1874 1949"

                               dark blue

                               (cat. Michel 5/NVPH 210/SG 310/Yvert 201)

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Freedom from Hunger Campaign

date:                       21 March 1963

designer:                 -

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

3     20 c + 10 c        overprint: wheat, surcharge, text "TEGEN DE HONGER" (against hunger)

                               red, grey, overprint in black

                               (cat. Michel 127/NVPH 333/SG 439/Yvert 318)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

ITU Centenary

date:                       17 May 1965

designer:                 E.N. Ayubi

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13½:13¼

 

4     10 c                  ITU emblem, communication cable, antennas, text "100 JARIG BESTAAN VAN DE / UNION

                               INTERNATIONALE DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS"

                               light blue, dark blue

                               (cat. Michel 148/NVPH 354/SG 460/Yvert 339)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

ILO 50th anniversary

date:                       25 August 1969

designer:                 W.R. van Romondt

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

5     10 cent             jubilee emblem, native trees, text "INTERNATIONALE / ARBEIDSORGANISATIE / 1919-1969"

                               blue, black

                               (cat. Michel 208/NVPH 414/SG 520/Yvert 396)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

6     25 cent             jubilee emblem, native trees, text "INTERNATIONALE / ARBEIDSORGANISATIE / 1919-1969"

                               red, black

                               (cat. Michel 209/NVPH 415/SG 521/Yvert 397)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Prince Bernhard

date:                       29 June 1971

designer:                 Pieter Brattinga

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

7     45 ct                 portrait, airplanes, buildings, signature, globe

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 234/NVPH 440/SG 546/Yvert 422)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

World Population Year

date:                       18 February 1974

designer:                 Oscar Ravelo Nadal

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

8     6 c                    family at the table, text "FAMIA PLANIA / FAMILY PLANNING / VERANTWOORD OUDERSCHAP"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 278/NVPH 486/SG 583/Yvert 466)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

9     12 c                  family at home, text "FAMIA PLANIA / FAMILY PLANNING / VERANTWOORD OUDERSCHAP"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 279/NVPH 487/SG 584/Yvert 467)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

10    15 c                  family outside the house, text "FAMIA PLANIA / FAMILY PLANNING / VERANTWOORD OUDERSCHAP"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 280/NVPH 488/SG 585/Yvert 468) 

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

UPU Centenary

date:                       9 October 1974

designer:                 Studio Enschede

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

11    15 c                  UPU emblem, text "UNION POSTALE / UNIVERSELLE / 1874-1974"

                               green, gold, black

                               (cat. Michel 287/NVPH 495/SG 592/Yvert 475)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

12    30 c                  UPU emblem, text "UNION POSTALE / UNIVERSELLE / 1874-1974"

                               blue, gold, black

                               (cat. Michel 288/NVPH 496/SG 593/Yvert 476)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Women's Year

date:                       1 August 1975

designer:                 M. van der Sar-de Lange

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

13    6 c                    emblem, text "internationaal jaar van de vrouw"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 304/NVPH 512/SG 609/Yvert 492)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

14    12 c                  women's social development

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 305/NVPH 513/SG 610/Yvert 493)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

15    20 c                  female and male babies, equality sign

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 306/NVPH 514/SG 611/Yvert 494)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

12th RICAZ

date:                       18 April 1979

designer:                 dr. E. Papp

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

16    50 c                  goat, PAHO emblem, text "XII / RICAZ / 1979"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 385/NVPH 618/SG 690/Yvert 575)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

17    75 c                  horse, 12th RICAZ emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 386/NVPH 619/SG 691/Yvert 576)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

18    100 c                cows, PAHO and WHO emblems, Netherlands Antilles flag, text "XII RICAZ 1979"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 387/NVPH 620/SG 692/Yvert 577)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

19                           souvenir sheet with stamps 15-17 in different colours, text "XII INTER-AMERICAN MEETING AT

                               THE MINISTERIAL LEVEL / ON FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE AND ZOONOSIS CONTROL / 17-20 APRIL 1979

       50 c                  goat, PAHO emblem, text "XII / RICAZ / 1979"; multicoloured

       75 c                  horse, RICAZ emblem; multicoloured

       100 c                cows, PAHO and WHO emblems, Netherlands Antilles flag, text "XII RICAZ 1979"; multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 9/NVPH 624/SG MS 693/Yvert BF 9)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of the Child

date:                       24 October 1979

designer:                 Wilson Garcia

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

20    20 + 10 c           two girls reading a book, IYC emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 401/NVPH 636/SG 705/Yvert 588)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

21    25 + 12 c           child playing with cat, IYC emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 402/NVPH 637/SG 706/Yvert 589)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

22    35 + 15 c           two girls carrying a bucket, IYC emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 403/NVPH 638/SG 707/Yvert 590)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

23    50 + 20 c           boy and girl in national costume, IYC emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 404/NVPH 639/SG 708/Yvert 591)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

24                           souvenir sheet with four stamps (2 x 20 + 10 c and 2 x 35 + 15 c), text "international

                               / year of the child / 1979"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 11/NVPH 640/SG MS 709/Yvert BF 11)

 

Netherlands Antilles - souvenir sheet as described above

 

 

International Year of Disabled Persons

date:                       7 April 1981

designer:                 Humphrey C. Elisabeth

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

 

25    25 c + 10           blind women, braille, eyes, text "voor de gehandicapten"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 441/NVPH 681/SG 747/Yvert 628)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

26    30 c + 15           boy in wheelchair, feet, text "voor de gehandicapten"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 442/NVPH 682/SG 748/Yvert 629)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

27    45 c + 20           child in walking chair, brains, text "voor de gehandicapten"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 443/NVPH 683/SG 749/Yvert 630)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

28    60 c + 25           girl using sign language, sound waves, text "voor de gehandicapten"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 444/NVPH 684/SG 750/Yvert 631)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

World Communications Year

date:                       17 May 1983

designer:                 Humphrey C. Elisabeth

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

29    ƒ 1,-                 WCY emblem, means of communication and transport, text "ANNEE / MONDIALE / DES /

                               COMMUNICATIONS"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 493/NVPH 741/SG 807/Yvert 680)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

30                           souvenir sheet, text of article 19 Universal Declaration of Human Rights in French (part.),

                               text "WORLD COMMUNICATIONS YEAR" in nine languages

       ƒ 1,-                 WCY emblem, means of communication and transport, text "ANNEE / MONDIALE / DES /

                               COMMUNICATIONS"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 24/NVPH 742/SG MS 808/Yvert BF 24)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

ICAO 40th anniversary

date:                       28 February 1984

designer:                 Wilson S. Garcia

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

31    25 ct                 WIA and ICAO emblems

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 516/NVPH 767/SG 848/Yvert 703)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

32    45 ct                 40th anniversary emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 517/NVPH 768/SG 849/Yvert 704)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

33    55 ct                 emblems ICAO and Antillean Air Company

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 518/NVPH 769/SG 850/Yvert 705)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

34    100 ct               ICAO emblem, airplane "Snip" (first flight Amsterdam-Curaçao December 1934)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 519/NVPH 770/SG 851/Yvert 706)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Eleanor Roosevelt

date:                       11 October 1984

designer:                 John Baselmans

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

35    45 c                  portrait (visit to Curaçao 1944)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 539/NVPH 791/SG 866/Yvert 726)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

36    85 c                  portrait (president Human Rights Commission)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 540/NVPH 792/SG 867/Yvert 727)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

37    100 c                Eleanor Roosevelt and children

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 541/NVPH 793/SG 868/Yvert 728)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Youth Year

date:                       29 April 1985

designer:                 E. Fingal

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

38    45 + 20 c           boy playing a computer game, IYY emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 557/NVPH 810/SG 885/Yvert 744)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

39    55 + 25 c           girl listening to records, IYY emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 558/NVPH 811/SG 886/Yvert 745)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

40    100 + 50 c         boy break dancing, IYY emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 559/NVPH 812/SG 887/Yvert 746)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 40th anniversary

date:                       5 June 1985

designer:                 Oscar Ravelo

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

41    55 c                  UNO emblem, text "40 years / UNITED NATIONS / 1945-1985"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 560/NVPH 813/SG 888/Yvert 747)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

42    ƒ 1,-                 UNO emblem, text "40 years / UNITED NATIONS / 1945-1985"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 561/NVPH 814/SG 889/Yvert 748)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Amnesty International 25th anniversary

date:                       28 May 1986

designer:                 -

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

43    45 c                  woman chained to bars, AI emblem, text "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 1961-1986"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 589/NVPH 843/SG 915/Yvert 778)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

44    55 c                  peace dove behind bars, AI emblem, text "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 1961-1986"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 590/NVPH 844/SG 916/Yvert 779)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

45    100 c                man behind bars, bird, AI emblem, text "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 1961-1986"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 591/NVPH 845/SG 917/Yvert 780)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Nicolaas Debrot

date:                       20 September 1988

designer:                 John Baselmans

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

remark:                   part of a series of four stamps

 

46    90 c                  portrait, governor's palace, text "1902-1981 / NICOLAAS DEBROT"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 644/NVPH 901/SG 969/Yvert 833)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

20th UPU Congress Washington DC/World Stamp Expo 89 Washington DC

date:                       17 November 1989

designer:                 Armando Ravelo (70 c & 155 c) / Oscar Ravelo (250 cent)

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾

 

47                           souvenir sheet with previously issued stamps, UPU, expo and Congress emblems, text "INTERNATIONALE

                               POSTZEGELTENTOONSTELLING - Washington D.C. 17 NOV. - 3 DEC. 1989 / WORLD STAMP

                               EXPO-Washington D.C. Nov. 17 - Dec. 3, 1989"

       70 c                  Fort Orange, St. Eustachius, flags, canon (recognition first salute by the US president); multicoloured

       155 c                Peter Stuyvesant, flags of Netherlands, Antilles, USA (200 years diplomatic relations 1982); multicoloured

       250 cent           Fort Orange, St. Eustachius, flag, canon (first salute to the US flag, 1776); multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 35/NVPH 932/SG MS 996/Yvert BF 35)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Literacy Year

date:                       8 August 1990

designer:                 Rafael Ravelo

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

 

48    40 c                  portrait of Carlos Albert Nicolaas-Perez (Bonaire 1915-1989)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 690/NVPH 949/SG 1013/Yvert 876)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

49    60 c                  portrait of Evert S.J. Kruythoff (St. Maarten 1893 - Curacao 1967)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 691/NVPH 950/SG 1014/Yvert 877)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

50    80 c                  portrait of John de Pool (Curacao 1873 - Panama 1947)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 692/NVPH 951/SG 1015/Yvert 878)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

51    150 c                portrait of Joseph Sickman Corsen (Curacao 1853-1911)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 693/NVPH 952/SG 1016/Yvert 879)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Literacy Year

date:                       31 October 1990

designer:                 John Baselmans

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾

remark:                   this series continued (N-Z) in 1991, these are not listed as ILY stamps

 

52    30 c + 5            Alphabet Land: A (agave), B (bee)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 700/NVPH 959/SG 1023/Yvert 884)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

53    55 c + 10           Alphabet Land: C (sea), D (dolphins)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 701/NVPH 960/SG 1024/Yvert 885)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

54    65 c + 15           Alphabet Land: E (donkey), F (bicycle)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 702/NVPH 961/SG 1025/Yvert 886)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

55    100 c + 20         Alphabet Land: G (goat), H (house)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 703/NVPH 962/SG 1026/Yvert 887)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

56    115 c + 25         Alphabet Land: I (insect), J (yoke), K (rabbit)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 704/NVPH 963/SG 1027/Yvert 888)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

57    155 c + 55         Alphabet Land: L (iguana), M (moon)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 705/NVPH 964/SG 1028/Yvert 889)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Space Year

date:                       28 October 1992

designer:                 Richmond Gijsbertha

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

58    30 c + 10           UFO, coloured lights

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 759/NVPH 1013/SG 1079/Yvert 939)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

59    70 c + 30           robot

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 760/NVPH 1014/SG 1080/Yvert 940)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

60    100 c + 10         alien

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 761/NVPH 1015/SG 1081/Yvert 941)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

61                           souvenir sheet, UFO, coloured lights, text "Voor Het Kind 1992"

       155 c + 70         alien

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 39/NVPH 1016/SG MS 1082/Yvert BF 39)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

ILO 75th anniversary

date:                       1 June 1994

designer:                 Herman van Bergen and Daisy van Bergen-Casimiri

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

62    90 c                  chair, hammer, ILO emblem, text "1944-1994 declaration / of / Philadelphia / IAO ILO OIT"

                               and "75th Anniversary International Labour Organization"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 809/NVPH 1063/SG 1129/Yvert 984)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

63    110 c                hart, number '75' with people, ILO emblem, text "75th Anniversary International Labour Organization"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 810/NVPH 1064/SG 1130/Yvert 985)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

64    200 c                tree, ILO emblem, text "air / care / earth" and "75th Anniversary International Labour Organization"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 811/NVPH 1065/SG 1131/Yvert 986)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

21st UPU Congress, Seoul/Philakorea 1994, Seoul

date:                       4 August 1994

designer:                 John Baselmans

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

65    10 c                  birds, dolphin

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 812/NVPH 1066/SG 1132/Yvert 987)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

66    35 c                  birds, dolphin

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 813/NVPH 1067/SG 1133/Yvert 988)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

67    50 c                  fish, iguana, lobster

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 814/NVPH 1068/SG 1134/Yvert 989)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

68    125 c                birds, tortoise, fish

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 815/NVPH 1069/SG 1135/Yvert 990)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

69                       souvenir sheet with four stamps (10, 35, 50, 125 c), flag (upside down!), emblem, text

                          "WERELDPOSTZEGELTENTOONSTELLING / WORLD STAMP EXPO KOREA / 16-25 AUGUST 1994"

                          multicoloured

                          (cat. Michel Block 41/NVPH 1070/SG MS 1136/Yvert BF 41)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of the Family

date:                       26 October 1994

designer:                 Robert A. Willems

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

70    35 + 15 c           mother and baby, emblem, text "VOOR HET KIND"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 818/NVPH 1074/SG 1140/Yvert 993)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

71    65 + 25 c           father and daughter with book, emblem, text "VOOR HET KIND"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 819/NVPH 1075/SG 1141/Yvert 994)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

72    90 + 35 c           grandparents, emblem, text "VOOR HET KIND"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 820/NVPH 1076/SG 1142/Yvert 995)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

73                            souvenir sheet, mother and baby, father and daughter with book, grandparents,

                               text "VOOR HET KIND 1994"

       175 c + 75         emblem International Year of the Family, text "VOOR HET KIND"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 43/NVPH 1077/SG MS 1143/Yvert BF 43)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

UNICEF 50th anniversary / International Year for the Eradication of Poverty

date:                       23 October 1996

designer:                 Herman van Bergen and Daisy van Bergen-Casimiri

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾ (70 and 71), 12¾:14 (72 and 73)

 

74    40 + 15 c           child in slums, IYEP emblem, text "Krottenwijk" (slums) and "Voor het kind"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 878/NVPH 1135/SG 1201/Yvert 1052)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

75    75 + 25 c           child at work, IYEP emblem, text "Kinderarbeid Azië" (child labour Asia) and "Voor het kind"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 879/NVPH 1136/SG 1202/Yvert 1053)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

76    110 + 45 c         child on ruins, Yugoslav flag, IYEP emblem, text "Voormalig Joegoslavië" (Former Yugoslavia)

                               and "Voor het kind"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 880/NVPH 1137/SG 1203/Yvert 1054)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

77    225 + 100 c       mother and child, house, IYEP emblem, text "Armoede Caraïbisch gebied" (poverty Caribbean)

                               and "Voor het kind"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 881/NVPH 1138/SG 1204/Yvert 1055)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of the Ocean

date:                       30 September 1998

designer:                 John Baselmans

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

 

78    275 ct.              Mako shark (Isurus oxythynchus), emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 978/NVPH 1236/SG 1302/Yvert 1149)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

79    350 ct.              Mantaray (Manta birostris), emblem

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 979/NVPH 1237/SG 1303/Yvert 1150)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

date:                       28 October 1998

designer:                 Ans Mezas-Hummelink

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

 

80    40 cent + 15      girl with paper cuttings, text "Kinderzegels 1998"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 983/NVPH 1241/SG 1307/Yvert 1153)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

81    75 cent + 25      children eating melon, text "Kinderzegels 1998"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 984/NVPH 1242/SG 1308/Yvert 1154)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

82    110 cent + 45    disabled children painting, text "Kinderzegels 1998"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 985/NVPH 1243/SG 1309/Yvert 1155)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

83    225 cent + 100  two children and tin can telephone, text "Kinderzegels 1998"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 986/NVPH 1244/SG 1310/Yvert 1156)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

22nd UPU Congress, Beijing/China 1999, Beijing

date:                       30 March 1999

designer:                 Robert A. Willems

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14 (80), 14:12¾ (81), 12¾:13¼ (82)

 

84    75 c                  rabbit, Great Wall, emblems, text "year of the rabbit/hare" and "The Great Wall of China"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 994/NVPH 1252/SG 1318/Yvert 1164)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

85    225 c                rabbit, Jade Pagoda, emblems, text "year of the rabbit/hare" and "Jade Pagoda"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 995/NVPH 1253/SG 1319/Yvert 1165)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

86                           souvenir sheet, rabbit, trees, text "year of the rabbit/hare"

       225 c                rabbit, emblems, text "year of the rabbit/hare"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 50/NVPH 1254/SG MS 1320/Yvert BF 50)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       28 September 1999

designer:                 Ans Mezas-Hummelink

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾ (83 and 85), 12¾:14 (84)

 

87    40 c + 15           houses, emblem, text "IJzerstraat / World Heritage / OTROBANDA"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1026/NVPH 1274/SG 1350/Yvert 1185)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

88    75 c + 30           postal museum, emblem, text "Postmuseum / World Heritage / PUNDA"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1027/NVPH 1275/SG 1351/Yvert 1186)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

89    110 c + 50         building 'Bridal cake', emblem, text "Bruidstaart / World Heritage / SCHARLOO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1028/NVPH 1276/SG 1352/Yvert 1187)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Volunteers

date:                       27 October 2001

designer:                 Randy Maurera and George Lichtveld

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾ (86), 12¾:13¼ (87 and 88)

 

90    40 c + 15           boy feeding child, text "Kinderzegels 2001"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1123/NVPH 1371/SG 1461/Yvert 1285C)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

91    75 c + 25           girl dancing with handicapped child, text "Kinderzegels 2001"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1124/NVPH 1372/SG 1462/Yvert 1285D)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

92    110 c + 45         boy helping woman in wheel chair, text "Kinderzegels 2001"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1125/NVPH 1373/SG 1463/Yvert 1285E)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Dialogue among Civilizations

date:                       24 October 2002

designer:                 Ariadne Faries

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¾:12½

 

93    50 cent + 15      lion and fish, text "dialogue among civilizations / wereld dialoog / kinderzegels 2002"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1159/NVPH 1406/SG 1500/Yvert 1313)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

94    95 cent + 35      kangaroo and iguana, text "dialogue among civilizations wereld dialoog / kinderzegels 2002"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1160/NVPH 1407/SG 1501/Yvert 1314)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

95    145 cent + 55    giraffe and penguin, text "wereld dialoog / dialogue among civilizations / kinderzegels 2002"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1161/NVPH 1408/SG 1502/Yvert 1315)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

96    240 cent + 110  gecko and toucan, text "wereld dialoog dialogue among civilizations / kinderzegels 2002"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1162/NVPH 1409/SG 1503/Yvert 1316)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Freshwater

date:                       22 October 2003

designer:                 Richmond Gijsbertha

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13:14

 

97                           souvenir sheet with four different stamps

       50 c + 15           boy taking a shower

       95 c + 35           girl with umbrella in the rain

       145 c + 55         boy watering plants

       240 c + 110       washing hands under the tap, bucket

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1248-1251/NVPH 1472/SG MS 1563/Yvert 1388-1391)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year to commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition

date:                       20 October 2004

designer:                 Ariadne Faries

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾

remark:                   these stamps are part of a series of five child stamps, the other two commemorating the 50th

                               anniversary of the Statute of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Basje (Dutch boy) and Lulu

                               (Antillean girl) visit the islands; the stamps are issued in strips of five

 

98    50 c + 15           Basje and Lulu, slave houses on Bonaire, text "Herdenking van Afschaffing van de Slavernij in de

                               Nederlandse Antillen /  Remembrance of Abolition of the Slavery in the Netherlands Antilles

                               (1863) / Kinderzegels 2004"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1344/NVPH 1554/Yvert 1473)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

99    95 c + 35           Basje and Lulu, slave wall on Curaçao, text "Herdenking van Afschaffing van de Slavernij in de

                               Nederlandse Antillen /  Remembrance of Abolition of the Slavery in the Netherlands Antilles

                               (1863) / Kinderzegels 2004"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1346/NVPH 1556/Yvert 1475)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

100  145 c + 55         Basje and Lulu, monument, text "Herdenking van Afschaffing van de Slavernij in de Nederlandse

                               Antillen /  Remembrance of Abolition of the Slavery in the Netherlands Antilles (1863)

                               / Kinderzegels 2004"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1347/NVPH 1557/Yvert 1476)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Sport and Physical Education

date:                       24 October 2005

designer:                 Ariadne Faries

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13:13½

 

101  55 cent + 20      children's drawing: football, text "Internationaal jaar van de sport en lichamelijke

                               opvoeding / International year for sports and physical education" and "Kinderzegels 2005"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1405/NVPH 1611/Yvert 1558)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

102  97 cent + 36      children's drawing: table tennis, text "Internationaal jaar van de sport en lichamelijke

                               opvoeding / International year for sports and physical education" and "Kinderzegels 2005"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1406/NVPH 1612/Yvert 1559)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

103  140 cent + 56    children's drawing: tennis, text "Internationaal jaar van de sport en lichamelijke

                               opvoeding / International year for sports and physical education" and "Kinderzegels 2005"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1407/NVPH 1613/Yvert 1560)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

104  240 cent + 110  children's drawing: badminton, text "Internationaal jaar van de sport en lichamelijke

                               opvoeding / International year for sports and physical education" and "Kinderzegels 2005"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1408/NVPH 1614/Yvert 1561)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

Universal Postal Union

date:                       26 May 2006

designer:                 -

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13½:13

remark:                   part of a block of four stamps issued for the World Stamp Exhibition in Washington DC

 

105  149 c                UPU emblem, exhibition emblem, Dutch flag, text "U.P.U. Emblem"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1454/NVPH 1660/Yvert 1600)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Planet Earth

date:                       23 October 2006

designer:                 Ariadne Faries

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13:13½

 

106  55 + 20 c           Earth with South American hat, text "International Year of Planet Earth / Internationaal Jaar van

                               Planeet Aarde / kinderzegels / 2006"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1500/NVPH 1696/Yvert 1628)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

107  100 + 45 c         Earth with African hat, text "International Year of Planet Earth / Internationaal Jaar van Planeet

                               Aarde / kinderzegels / 2006"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1501/NVPH 1697/Yvert 1629)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

108  149 + 61 c         Earth with Russian hat, text "International Year of Planet Earth / Internationaal Jaar van Planeet

                               Aarde / kinderzegels / 2006"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1502/NVPH 1698/Yvert 1630)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

109  285 + 125 c       Earth with Asian hat, text "International Year of Planet Earth / Internationaal Jaar van Planeet

                               Aarde / kinderzegels / 2006"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1503/NVPH 1699/Yvert 1631)

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Court of Justice - reprint

date:                       11 April 2008

designer:                 -

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13:13½

remark:                   part of a series of six stamps with stamp reproductions from Netherlands and Curaçao; printed in

                               small sheets of two series with gutter; issued for the 'Stamp Passion' stamp show

 

110  250 c                International Court of Justice Stamp nr. 19, Stamp Passion emblem, text "11 t/m 13 april 2008 /

                               'Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel /NVPH 1825/Yvert )

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of the Potato

date:                       23 October 2008

designer:                 Ariadne Faries

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13:13½

 

111  0.59 + 26 c        farmer harvesting potatoes, text "International Year of the Potato Internationaal Jaar van

                               de Aardappel / Kinderzegels 2008"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel /NVPH /Yvert )

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

112  1.06 + 46 c        man peeling potatoes, text "International Year of the Potato Internationaal Jaar van de

                               Aardappel / Kinderzegels 2008"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel /NVPH /Yvert )

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

113  1.58 + 65 c        girl eating French fries, text "International Year of the Potato Internationaal Jaar van de

                               Aardappel / Kinderzegels 2008"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel /NVPH /Yvert )

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

114  2.85 + 1.25 c     family sitting around the table, text "International Year of the Potato Internationaal Jaar van

                               de Aardappel / Kinderzegels 2008"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel /NVPH /Yvert )

 

Netherlands Antilles - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Astronomy

date:                       23 October 2009

designer:                 Ans Mezas-Hummelink

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13:13½

 

115  0.59 + 26 c        farmer harvesting potatoes, text "International Year of the Potato Internationaal Jaar van

                               de Aardappel / Kinderzegels 2008"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel /NVPH /Yvert )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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