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Dutch postal stationery about railways

Postcards, railway letters, freight letters.

postcards
1996
25-10-1999
14-10-2005
railway letters
examples of railway letters
freight letter
examples of freight letters / way bills
postcards with a notice
examples of a delivery notice
railway related envelopes and cards
examples a railway related envelope and card

25-10-1999: postcard.


A series of five postcards was issued by Royal Dutch Mail in the "Twentieth Century" series and was called The Age of Transport. These postcards were not available at ordinary post offices, but they could be obtained from "Collect Club" in Groningen and The Communication Museum in The Hague as a set of five for four guilders.

Dutch postcard 1999 millennium series


Designer: Richard Sluijs
print: Offset
paper: --
Perforation: --
Watermark: --
Circulation: 30,000


01-06-1996: postcard with Thalys cancel.


A postcard of the Belgian Mail Service shows a cancel with Thalys, the train which runs from Amsterdam to Paris.

Belgian postcard 1996-Thalys cancellation stamp




14-10-2005: four postcards with locomotives.


Apart from a set of stamps and a sheet (see: ordinary stamps from the main menu) TPG Post issued a set of four postcards with similar designs as the stamps. At the back they are imprinted with a stamp of the same design.

Dutch postcard, 2005, locomotive

Dutch postcard, 2005, locomotive

Dutch postcard, 2005, locomotive

Dutch postcard, 2005, locomotive

Dutch postcards, 2005, locomotives

Designer: Kummer & Herrman
print: Offset
paper: --
Perforation: --
Watermark: --
Circulation: 25,000 each


railway letters


These are examples of railway letters. From 1924 up to 1979 journalists used special envelopes to send their messages to their newspapers. The letter could be handed to a conductor or train driver of a train at the point of leaving the station.

For other railway letters applied the rule that the special railway stamp should be applied on the back of the postcard or envelope. Here it was stuck on the front. Nevertheless this postcard reached its destination without extra charges.

As faxing became more and more popular this service was cancelled in 1979.

Dutch railway letter Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter

Dutch railway letter


freight letters


This is an example of a freight letter for fast delivery. Such a piece of paper accompanied the goods travelling by train. A railway letter stamp should be applied.

Dutch railway postcard

Ordinary freight letters look like these. Alternately front and back are shown:

The first is a freight letter of the State Railways (Staatsspoorwegen) from 1914 on the trajectory Ede - The Hague.

Dutch freight letter/way bill

Dutch freight letter/way bill

The second is a freight letter of the State Railways (Staatsspoorwegen) from 1909 on the trajectory Almelo - The Hague.

Dutch freight letter/way bill

Dutch freight letter/way bill

And the third is a freight letter of Dutch Railwayd (NS: Nederlandsche Spoorwegen) from 1927 on the trajectory Zwolle - Hasselt (in Belgium)

Dutch freight letter/way bill

Dutch freight letter/way bill


examples of postcards with delivery notice


These are examples of postcards telling a person that his goods have been delivered and can be collected at the station. Alternately front and back of the cards are shown below.

Dutch postcard with delivery notice Dutch postcard with delivery notice

Dutch postcard with delivery notice Dutch postcard with delivery notice

Dutch postcard with delivery notice Dutch postcard with delivery notice

Dutch postcard with delivery notice Dutch postcard with delivery notice

Dutch postcard with delivery notice Dutch postcard with delivery notice

Dutch postcard with delivery notice Dutch postcard with delivery notice

The one below is from The Dutch Iron Railway Company "De Hollandsche Ijzeren Spoorwegmaatschappij", issued in 1897, back and front.

Dutch postcard with delivery notice Dutch postcard with delivery notice


example of a railway related envelope


This envelope of Scheltema publishing house, shows an advertisement for one of their railway books at the bottom. The card below is an example of advertising the railway letters.

railway related envelope

railway related card



Latest update on 20-11-2021.

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