International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Dutch Caribbean

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Dutch Caribbean[edit]

  • On 10 October 2010 (10.10.10) the Netherlands Antilles dissolved with the various islands going in different political directions. The islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba voted to fully merge with The Netherlands and now have status as overseas municipalities. Their currency however is the U.S. dollar rather than the euro. Their stamps therefore are distinct from those of the European homeland.
  • For issues prior to 10.10.10, see NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.




Netherlands Antilles stamp type PO3.jpg

1. Siemens (digital).

Self-adhesive label with light gray underprint pattern and rounded corners.
Frank with simple outer frame line, without inner frame lines.
Inscribed "Nieuwe post" at top.
Rest of text as follows:
* date...identification number
* letter code identifying origin post office
* destination
* mail class
* weight
* postage
V/F in U.S. dollars: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00

NOTES:

  • This stamp was previously cataloged as Netherlands Antilles Type PO3B.
  • Shown at right is a stamp used in Curacao which is identical in appearance except for the currency, Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAf) instead of U.S. dollars.




Dutch Caribbean stamp type 2.jpg


2. Siemens (digital), January 2014.

As type 1 but inscribed "Flamingo Express / Dutch Caribbean N.V." at top.
Flamingo Express was hired to handle mail services in the Dutch Caribbean as of 1 January 2014.
V/F in U.S. dollars: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00