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Envelopes with Dutch railway items

Survey of First Day Covers, other envelopes and postcards

The Dutch Stamp Dealer Association (NVPH) started issueing FDCs in 1950 en continued to do so till the present day.
FDC Nederland, 1952
FDC with a stamp showing telegraph poles and a train, 28 June 1952.
FDC Nederland, 1955
FDC with one stamp showing The Hague post office and railway station and another with tram rails in front of the Amsterdam Exchange building, 25 Aprik 1955.
FDC: Limburg State Mines, 7 January 1963
Limburg State Mines, 7 January 1963.
FDC: 125 Years Dutch Railways, 28 July 1964
FDC of 125 Years Dutch Railways, 28 July 1964.
FDC: 125 Years Dutch Railways, 28 July 1964
125 Years Dutch Railways, 28 July 1964. Alternative version with cancellation stamps in red.
FDC: 125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964
125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964.
FDC: 125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964
125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964. Envelope for the 15th anniversary of the Dutch Railway Philatelists Society (NVSP).
FDC: 125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964
125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964. Issued in Leiden. Numbered.
FDC: 125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964
125 Years Dutch Railways, Spoorphilex Utrecht, 16-20 September, 1964.
FDC: Electrification of the line Arnhem-Oberhausen,1966
Electrification of the line Arnhem-Oberhausen, 18 May 1966.
postcard: Electrification of the line Arnhem-Oberhausen,1966
Postcard on the occasion of the electrification of the line Arnhem-Oberhausen, 18 May 1966.
FDC: Summer Stamps 1968
FDC with Summer Stamps 1968.
Postcard: electrification Venlo-Cologne 1968
Postcard on the occasion of the electrification of the railway line Venlo - Cologne, 26 May 1968.
FDC: 1968-Culemborg
FDC on the occasion of the centenary of Culemborg railway bridge, 1 November 1968.
FDC: Spoorphilex 1969
Spoorphilex 1969, 6th international stamp exhibition, 6-8 June 1969.
The cancellation is about the electrification of the line Venlo - Cologne.
FDC: Spoorphilex, Utrecht, 6-8 June 1969
Spoorphilex, Utrecht, 6-8 June 1969.
FDC: Spoorphilex, Utrecht, 6-8 June 1969
Spoorphilex, Utrecht, 6-8 June 1969.
FDC: Spoormofilex, Utrecht, 6-8 June 1969
Spoormofilex, Utrecht, 6-8 June 1969.
FDC: 700 years Amsterdam
Amsterdam 700 years, April 1st 1975. The stamp shows the area where the then new Amsterdam underground railway system was to be built.
FDC: 700 years Amsterdam
Amsterdam 700 years, April 1st 1975. The stamp shows the area where the then new Amsterdam underground railway system was to be built.
FDC: 700 years Amsterdam
Amsterdam 700 years, April 1st 1975. The stamp shows the area where the then new Amsterdam underground railway system was to be built.
FDC: 700 years Amsterdam
Amsterdam 700 years, April 1st 1975. This FDC shows all the stamps in the set, including the stamp with the Portuguese synagogue with the underground railway lines on the map of Amsterdam in its design stage.
envelope: steam train ride 1976
In commemoration od a steam train ride from Leeuwarden to Groningen, the steam tram club Hoorn-Medemblik issued this envelope, 16 May 1976.
envelope: steam train ride 1976
envelope of REM (Rijdende Elektrische Museumtram) the Electric museum tram in operation in Amesterdam, cancellation: 28 May 1977.
FDC: Railway line Zutphen - Winterswijk Centenary, 16 September 1978
Railway line Zutphen - Winterswijk Centenary, 16 September 1978.
FDC: Railway line Zutphen - Winterswijk Centenary, 16 September 1978
Another envelope for Railway line Zutphen - Winterswijk Centenary, 16 September 1978.
FDC: Railway line Zutphen - Winterswijk Centenary, 16 September 1978
A third envelope for the Zutphen - Winterswijk Centenary, 16 September 1978.
FDC: 175 Years Chamber of Commerce in the Rotterdam area, 17 October 1978. Cinderella
175 Years Chamber of Commerce in the Rotterdam area, 17 October 1978. Cinderella!!
FDC: 125 Years Valkenburg railway station, 20 October 1978
125 Years Valkenburg railway station, 20 October 1978.
FDC: 125 Years Valkenburg railway station, 20 October 1978
125 Years Valkenburg railway station, 20 October 1978.
FDC: Marine Corps: remember 10-5-1940 Bombardment on Rotterdam

Marine Corps [1]: Remember the raid on Rotterdam 10-5-1940. On the envelope the railway bridge next to Willemsbrug (William's Bridge = a railway bridge) is visible.
FDC: Marine Corps: remember 10-5-1940 Bombardment on Rotterdam
Marine Corps [2]: Remember the raid on Rotterdam 10-5-1940. On the envelope the railway bridge next to Willemsbrug is visible.
FDC: Marine Corps: remember 10-5-1940 Bombardment on Rotterdam
Marine Corps [3]: Remember the raid on Rotterdam 10-5-1940. On the envelope the railway bridge next to Willemsbrug is visible.
FDC: Traffic and Transport, 26 August 1980
Traffic and Transport, 26 August 1980.
FDC: Traffic and Transport, 26 August 1980
Traffic and Transport, Trumpet Dealer's FDC, 26 August 1980.
FDC: BBA Centenary 1980
BBA Centenary. (Brabantsche Buurtspoorwegen en Autodiensten - Brabant Tram and Coach Service), 1980
FDC: Traffic and Transport, 26 August 1980
Traffic and Transport, 26 August 1980.
FDC: Conference of Passenger Rail Transport Companies about rates, The Hague, 17-24 September, 1980
Conference of Passenger Rail Transport Companies about rates, The Hague, 17-24 September, 1980.
FDC Dr. Kuyper, 1980
FDC with Dr. Abraham Kuyper, who was responsible for the anti strike law which also affected railway workers, 14 October, 1980.
FDC export, 1981
FDC with export stamps, one of which (the 45 c) showing Kijfhoek marshalling yard, 20 October, 1981.
FDC: Official Opening of the line Den Haag - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam, 1 June 1981
Official Opening of the line Den Haag - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam, the so-called Schiphol line, 1 June 1981. Schiphol is the Dutch national airport.
FDC: Official Opening of the line Den Haag - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam, 1 June 1981
Official Opening of the line Den Haag - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam, the so-called Schiphol line on June 1st, 1981.
FDC: Official Opening of the line Den Haag - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam, 1 June 1981
One more envelope for the official Opening of the line Den Haag - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam, the so-called Schiphol line on June 1st, 1981.
FDC: 40th anniversary leisure club Municipal Transport Company Amsterdam, 10-02-1982
40th anniversary of the leisure club of the Municipal Transport Company in Amsterdam, 10 February 1982.
FDC: 40th anniversary leisure club Municipal Transport Company Amsterdam, 10-02-1982
envelope for the festivities of 500 years of river crossing (IJssel Bridge) in Deventer, 7 May 1982.
FDC: Opening of Hemspoor railway tunnel, 28 May 1983
Opening of Hemspoor railway tunnel making Hem bridge obsolete, 28 May 1983.
FDC: centenary of Zaandam - Purmerend railway line, 1984
Centenary of Zaandam - Purmerend railway line, 1984, with a drawing of loco nrs. 801-8026 (Ajax - Deukalion).
FDC: 40 Years Liberation
40 Years Liberation. One of the stamps shows The Birma Railway line which cost the lives of many Dutch prisoners.
5 May 1985.
FDC: 40 Years Liberation
40 Years Liberation. One of the stamps shows The Birma Railway line which cost the lives of many Dutch prisoners.
5 May 1985.
FDC: Schiphol - Amsterdam CS, 30 May 1986
The last link in the line Schiphol - Amsterdam was completed 30th May 1986.

10 years of Amsterdam Underground, 14 October 1987.
FDC: Opening of the so-called Flevolijn from Amsterdam to Almere on 29th May, 1987
Opening of the so-called Flevolijn from Amsterdam to Almere on 29th May, 1987
14 October 1987.
FDC: Opening of the so-called Flevolijn from Amsterdam to Almere on 29th May, 1987
Ten years of Amsterdam metro, 14 October 1987.
FDC: Opening of the so-called Flevolijn from Amsterdam to Almere on 29th May, 1987
Another envelope for ten years of Amsterdam metro, 14 October 1987.
FDC: Opening Flevoline: Amsterdam - Lelystad, 28 May 1988
Opening Flevoline: Amsterdam - Lelystad, 28 May 1988.
FDC: Opening Flevoline
Opening Flevoline.
FDC: Opening Flevoline
envelope for the opening of Flevoline.
FDC: Steamtram Hoorn - Medemblik with loco 7742 Bello, 1989
For the preservation of steamtram Hoorn - Medemblik with loco 7742 Bello, 1989.
FDC: National Stamp Day 1989
National Stamp Day 1989, Amsterdam 14 October 1989.
FDC: 150 Years Dutch Railways, 20 June 1989
150 Years Dutch Railways, 20 June 1989.
FDC: Trains through Time, event on the occasion of 150 Years Dutch Railways, 22 June till 6 August, 1989
Trains through Time, event on the occasion of 150 Years Dutch Railways, 22 June till 6 August, 1989.
FDC: Trains through Time, event on the occasion of 150 Years Dutch Railways, 22 June till 6 August, 1989
Trains through Time, event on the occasion of 150 Years Dutch Railways, 22 June till 6 August, 1989. A different design this time.
FDC: Venlo station, built in 1958
Venlo station, built in 1958. FDC on the occasion of 150 Years Dutch Railways.
FDC: 150 Years Dutch Railways and 40 years Railway Workers Union
150 Years Dutch Railways and 40 years Railway Workers Union, 1989
FDC: Opening of Willemspoor tunnel, 1993
Opening of Willemspoor tunnel, making Hem lift bridge obsolete, 15 September 1993.
FDC: Opening of Willemspoor tunnel, 1993
Opening of Willemspoor tunnel, making Hem lift bridge obsolete, 15 September 1993.
FDC: Opening 'Zuidtak' Southern branchline round Amsterdam, 21 May 1993
Opening 'Zuidtak' Southern branchline round Amsterdam, 21 May 1993.
FDC: Opening 'Zuidtak' Southern branchline round Amsterdam, 21 May 1993
Opening 'Zuidtak' Southern branchline round Amsterdam, 21 May 1993. A diferent design.
FDC: Capelle aan den IJssel Metrostad 1994
In remembrance of the extension of the metro line, whereby Capelle aan den IJssel became metrostad (metrocity): 26 May 1994.
FDC: Spoormophilex and Ferphilex, Utrecht, 1996
FDC Spoormophilex + Ferphilex, Utrecht 30-8/1-9- 1996.
FDC: Spoormophilex and Ferphilex, Utrecht, 1996
Spoormophilex + Ferphilex, Utrecht 30-8/1-9- 1996.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1996
From our neighbours: A Belgian FDC with Thalys cancellation and stamp, 3-6-1996.
FDC Dutch bridges, 1996
FDC with bridges, the stamp on the far right shows the Rotterdam Erasmus Bridge, 6 August 1996.
FDC: NS sports day at Papendal, 1997
NS sports day at Papendal, 4 September 1997. Issued by the Dutch Association of Railway Philatelists (NVSP).
FDC: France with Thalys, 1997
French FDC with Thalys cancellation, 1 June 1997.
FDC: First postal ride Haaksbergen - Boekelo line, 1998
First postal ride Haaksbergen - Boekelo line (MBS), 18/19 April 1998.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1998
Belgian FDC with Thalys, 17 January 1998.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1998
Another Belgian FDC with Thalys, 17 January 1998.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1998
A Belgian envelope with Thalys, 19 January 1998.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1998
A Belgian envelope with Thalys and a different cancellation, 17 January 1998.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1998
A Belgian envelope with Thalys and again a different cancellation, 17 January 1998.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1998
A Belgian envelope with Thalys and one more cancellation, 19 January 1998.
FDC: Belgium with Thalys 1998
A Belgian envelope with Thalys and a cancellation from Mechelen, 17 January 1998.
FDC: Stork machine company on 100 years VNO-NCW, 1999
FDC: Centenary of the Dutch Employers' Organization, with a photograph of gears from the Stork machine company, 7 September 1999 .
FDC Rotterdam cultural European capital, 2001
FDC: Rotterdam cultural European capital with Erasus Bridge, 14 March 2001.
FDC: Limphilex 2001
Limphilex, Reuver 27/28 October 2001.
FDC: Phila Venlo 1923-2003
80 years of Phila Venlo, 2003.
FDC: Postex 2004
Postex, Apeldoorn, 15/16/17 October 2004.
FDC personalized December stamp 2004
FDC with personalized December stamp, 25 November 2004.
FDC: December 2004
Personalized stamp on the envelope with traffic sign for a railway crossing, a so-called Andreas Cross, 25 November 2004 .
FDC: Mooi Nederland 2005
FDC with Beautiful Netherlands Collection 1 containing a stamp with the Rotterdam Erasmus Bridge, 14 October 2005.
FDC: Train series of 14th October 2005 on the occasion of the reopening of the Utrecht Railway Museum
Train series of 14th October 2005 on the occasion of the reopening of the Utrecht Railway Museum.
FDC: 5 outside The Netherlands, 2006
FDC with five stamps for mail to foreign countries inside Europe, one of which shows the lost luggage art work in Rotterdam, 2 January 2006.
FDC: 5 outside The Netherlands, 2006
FDC with five stamps for mail to foreign countries outside Europe, one of which shows a train rushing past, 2 January 2006.
FDC: 10 for The Netherlands, 2006
FDC with ten stamps for domestic mail , one of which shows the disused railway bridge "De Hef", 11 December 2006.
FDC: Beautiful Netherlands, 2007
FDC with sheet Beautiful Netherlands collection 1 containing Utrecht and NS building, 17 October 2007.
FDC: Youth Philately Days, 2008
Youth Philately Days, 29 and 30 March, 2008. The envelope shows the former Maliebaan Station, which nowadays houses the national railway museum.
FDC: Beautiful Netherlands collection 1, 2009
FDC with Beautiful Netherlands collection 1 with Roosendaal, 16 June 2009.
FDC: Beautiful Netherlands collection 1, 2011
FDC with Beautiful Netherlands collection 1 with a train visible above the stamp on the right, 23 May 2011.
FDC, heemschut, 2011
FDC with part of the "Heemschut" centenary stamp sheet, 22 August 2011, with "Noord-Zuid-Hollands koffiehuis" in front of Amsterdam central station and St.-Servaas bridge in Maastricht.
FDC, recycling, durability and environmental awareness, 2011
FDC with durability stamps, which should draw our attention to recycling and environmental awareness, 01 September 2011.
One stamp shows a suitcase with the text: "travel consciously, let the environment relax". That's what the train does for us.
An other stamp shows a bus, but the text also applies to rail travel: "Go forward fast with electric transport".
FDC: Bosatlas, 2012

FDC: Bosatlas, 2012

FDC with the Dutch Bos atlas, parts 1 and 2, showing railway lines, 18 June 2012.
FDC: opening of the Hanzelijn 2012
opening of the Hanzelijn, a connection between Lelystad and Zwolle, on 6th December 2012. The envelope shows Kampen South Station. The personalised stamp shows a Plan Z train, the so-called koploper.
FDC, Arcadis, 2013

FDC, Arcadis, 2013

FDC with a sheet for the 125th anniversary of ARCADIS, 28 January 2013.
The upper envelope shows a stamp with the ecoduct (ecological viaduct) at Zanderij Crailoo near Hilversum.
The lower envelope shows a stamp with Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA railway station.
FDC, vredespaleis, 2013
FDC with part of a stamp sheet about the peace palace in The Hague, 09 September 2013. One stamp shows a locomotive in one of the stained glass windows of the building.
FDC: 175 years Dutch railways commemoration sheet 2014

FDC: 175 years Dutch railways commemoration sheet 2014

Two FDCs for the 175 years Dutch railways commemoration sheet, issued on 8th September 2014.
FDC, bridges, 2015

FDC, bridges, 2015

FDC with some Dutch bridges, three of which are railway related, 30 March 2015.
FDC Naardermeer, 2015
FDC with Naardermeer nature reserve and two stamps with a train crossing this terrain, issued on 28 April 2015.
FDC, relationship The Netherlands - United States of America, 2015
FDC for the borderless Netherlands stamps: relationship with the USA, 14 September 2015.
FDC, children's stamps, 2015
FDC with the 2015 children's stamps sheet with a toy train on the sheet edge, 02 November 2015.
FDC, Beautiful Netherlands collection, 2016
FDC with Beautiful Netherlands collection sheet on which we find Arnemuiden train station, 23 May 2016.
FDC: Schiphol 2016
FDC commemorating the 100th anniversary Schiphol Airport, issued on 12th September 2016.
On one stamp (lower left) you can see the rolling staircase leading down to the platforms of Schiphol Airport Light Railway.
FDC with king Willem-Alexander, 2017
FDC commemorating our king's 50th birthday with one stamp showing part of the "Willemsbrug", 24 April 2017.
FDC industrial buildings, 2017
FDC with one stamp showing an industrial building in Rotterdam with tram tracks, 11 September 2017.
FDC: Dutch bridges 2018

Dutch Bridges, 26-03-2018.
FDC showing the railway bridge crossing "Oude Maas" near Dordrecht.
FDC: national public transport 2019

National public transport FDC, 19-08-2019.
FDC: international public transport 2019

International public transport FDC, 19-08-2019.

Last update of this page was on 23-01-2021

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