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Dutch overseas territory stamps about railways


The Netherlands' former colonies and present day overseas territories:
Netherlands East Indies Netherlands Antilles Surinam Aruba Curaçao Carribean Netherlands

Netherlands Indies (Dutch colony till 1948)

Netherlands East Indies


1925

Railway Company stamp.

Designer:
print:
paper:
Glue:
Watermark: no
Value:
Perforation:

Not in official catalogue



Netherlands East Indies Railway Company stamp

1933 - 1937

Queen Wilhelmina. The stamps show a goods waggon on the dockside and a railway viaduct.

             

Designer: Ir. A. Kreisler
print: Johan Enschedé
paper: photogravure
Glue: ?
Watermark: no, except: NVPH 253-265: horizontal rings
Values: 10, 12½, 15, 20, 25, 30, 32½, 35, 40, 42½, 50, 60, 80 cents, 1, 1,70 , 2, 2,50 , 5 guilders
Perforation: L12½
Valid till: 30 - 6 - 1941 (12½, 32½, 42½ cents, 1,75 , 2,50 , guilders) / 31 - 12 - 1945 (rest)

Catalogue numbers:

Stanley Gibbons 334 - 345 - 348 - 349 - 350 - 352 - 353 - 354 - 355 - 356 - 357 - 358 - 359 - 403 - 404 - 405 - 408 - 414 - 415 /
Michel 193 - 214 - 215 - 216 - 217 - 218 - 219 - 220 - 221 - 222 - 223 - 224 - 225 - 226 - 227 - 228 /
Yvert Tellier ? - 169 - 188 - 189 - 190 - 191 - 192 - 193 - 194 - 195 - 196 - 197 - 198 - 199 - 200 - 201 /
NVPH 181 -195 - 196 - 197 - 198 - 199 - 200 - 201 - 202 - 203 - 204 - 205 - 206 - 207 - 208 - 209 -210 - 253 - 254 - 255 - 256 - 257 - 258 - 259 - 260 - 261 - 262 - 263 - 264 - 265



Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct
Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct
Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct
Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct
Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct
Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct
Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct
Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina with goods wagon and railway viaduct




2-12-1940

Queen Wilhelmina overprinted Red Cross.

Designer: Ir. A. Kreisler
print: Johan Enschedé
paper: photogravure
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Values: 10 + 5 cents
Perforation: L12½
Valid till: 30 - 6 - 1941
Circulation: 500,000

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 428 / Michel 287 / Yvert Tellier 284 / NVPH 273



Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina overprinted Red Cross




1946

Railway bridge at Soekaboemi.

Designer: Jan Staal
print: Nederlandsch Indische Gouvernementsdrukkerij, Melbourne
paper: offset
Glue: ?
Watermark: crown
Values: 1 cent
Perforation: K14½ : 14
Valid till: 31 - 12 - 1949

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 484 / Michel 333 / Yvert Tellier 298 / NVPH 317



Netherlands East Indies stamp with railway bridge at Soekaboemi




1947

Railway bridge at Soekaboemi overprinted.

Designer: Jan Staal
print: Nederlandsch Indische Gouvernementsdrukkerij, Melbourne
paper: offset
Glue: ?
Watermark: crown
Values: 4 cents on 1 cent
Perforation: K14½ : 14
Valid till: 31 - 12 - 1949

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 504 / Michel 340 / Yvert Tellier 305 / NVPH 324



Netherlands East Indies stamp with railway bridge at Soekaboemi overprinted




1947

Queen Wilhelmina overprinted.

Designer: Ir. A. Kreisler
print: Johan Enschedé
paper: photogravure
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Values: 45 cents on 60 cents
Perforation: K14½ : 14
Valid till: 31 - 12 - 1949
Circulation: 495,850

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 505 / Michel 341 / Yvert Tellier 310 / NVPH 325



Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina overprinted




1947

Queen Wilhelmina overprinted.

Designer: Ir. A. Kreisler
print: Johan Enschedé
paper: photogravure
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Values: 12½, 25, 50, 80 cents
Perforation: K14½ : 14
Valid till: 31 - 12 - 1949
Circulation: NVPH 326: 2,975,600; 327: 589,800; 329: 388,900; 330: 284,750

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 506 - 507 - 509 - 510 / Michel 342 - 343 - 345 - 346 / Yvert Tellier / NVPH 326 - 327 - 329 - 330



Netherlands East Indies stamps with Queen Wilhelmina overprinted
Netherlands East Indies stamps with Queen Wilhelmina overprinted




1948

Queen Wilhelmina overprinted.

Designer: Ir. A. Kreisler
print: Johan Enschedé
paper: photogravure
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Values: 15 on 10 cents
Perforation: K14½ : 14
Valid till: 31 - 11 - 1948
Circulation: 495,252

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 513 / Michel 349 / Yvert Tellier 314 / NVPH 333



Netherlands East Indies stamp with Queen Wilhelmina overprinted




Netherlands Antilles


5 - 12 - 1955

Petroleum Refinery in Aruba with railway lines.

Designer: E. Bartels
print: offset, Johan Enschedé
paper:
Glue:
Watermark: no
Value: 25 cents
Perforation: L 12¼

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 353 / Michel 51 / Yvert Tellier 244 / NVPH 256



Netherlands Antilles stamps with Aruba Oil Refinery




26 - 6 - 1992

Willemstad harbour, container port with railway track. Below the stamps there are two maximum cards with the subject.

Designer: Humphrey C. Elisabeth
print: offset, Johan Enschedé
paper:
Glue:
Watermark: no
Value: 80 and 125 cents
Perforation: K14 : 12¾

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons / Michel 752-753 / Yvert Tellier 929-930 / NVPH 1006-1007



Netherlands Antilles stamps with Willemstad harbour, container port with railway track

Netherlands Antilles maximum card with Willemstad harbour, container port with railway track

Netherlands Antilles maximum card with Willemstad harbour, container port with railway track





27 - 4 - 2004

Diesel locomotive 1977. First stamp of a series of 6 stamps.

Designer: Robert A. Willems
print: offset, Johan Enschedé
paper: non-phosphorescent
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 10 cents
Perforation: K13¼ : 12¾

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons / Michel 1286 / Yvert Tellier 1437 / NVPH 1507



Netherlands Antilles stamp with diesel locomotive 1977




Surinam (Dutch colony till 1975)


November 1945.

From a set of 9:
Goods waggon at bauxite Michelne in Moengo;
Michelne truck at a gold Michelne in Lore;
Steam sugar-cane train.


Designer:-
print: American Bank Note Co, New York
paper:
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 1 cent, 5 cents, 7½ cents
Perforation: L 12

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 313 - 319 - 321 / Michel 241 - 247 - 249 / Yvert Tellier 207 - 213 - 215 / NVPH 220 - 226 - 228



Surinam stamp with goods waggon at bauxite Michelne in Moengo
Surinam stamp with Michelne truck at a gold Michelne in Lore
Surinam stamp with steam sugar-cane train




23 - 7 - 1945.

Steam sugar-cane train overprinted.


Designer:-
print: American Bank Note Co, New York
paper:
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 7½ cents + 5 cents
Perforation: L 12

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 307 / Michel 268 / Yvert Tellier / NVPH 214



Surinam stamp with steam sugar-cane train overprinted




9 - 8 - 1950

Steam sugar-cane train overprinted.
And the last day cover for this stamp: 31-12-1962.

Designer:-
print: American Bank Note Co, New York
paper:
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 7½ cents + 1 cent
Perforation: L 12

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 383 / Michel 319 / Yvert Tellier / NVPH 284



Surinam stamp with steam sugar-cane train overprinted

Surinam last day cover  with steam sugar-cane train overprinted




9 - 10 - 1965

Diesel locomotive and side-dump trucks at the Moengo bauxite Mine.
First of a set of 4.
The first day cover is also shown here.

Design: after photographs by Suralco (Surinam AluMichelnium Company)
print: Johan Enschedé
paper: photogravure
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 10 cents
Perforation: K 13¼ : 12½
Circulation: 273,632

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 563 / Michel 474 / Yvert Tellier 412 / NVPH 427



Surinam stamp with diesel locomotive and side-dump trucks at the Moengo bauxite Mine

Surinam FDC with diesel locomotive and side-dump trucks at the Moengo bauxite Mine




12 - 12 - 1973

Surinam Stamp Centenary.
Third of a set of 3.
Postal transport among others by train.

Design: P. Slengard)
print: Johan Enschedé
paper: offset
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 30 cents
Perforation: K 12½ : 13¼
Circulation: -

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 764 / Michel 665 / Yvert Tellier 590 / NVPH 615



Surinam stamp commemorating Surinam Stamp Centenary

Surinam FDC commemorating Surinam Stamp Centenary




1973

First Day Cover: Child Care Stamps


Design: Bradbury Wilkinson & Cy
print: Bradbury Wilkinson & Cy, New Malden.
paper: offset
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 30 cents
Perforation: K 14 : 14¾
Circulation: -

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons / Michel / Yvert Tellier / NVPH E101



Surinam First Day Cover: Child Care Stamps



Aruba

02-06-2009

From a sheetlet about global warming: steamlocos on the 250c stamp.



Design:
print: Joh. Enschedé.
paper: offset
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 250 cents
Perforation: K 14 : 12¾
Circulation: -

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons 439c / Michel 445 / Yvert Tellier / NVPH 423



2009, NVPH: 423, stamp Aruba global warMichelng



13-11-2015

From a series of six stamps with Aruban Touristic Spots: a local tram.



Design:
print: Joh. Enschedé.
paper: offset
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 250 cents
Perforation: K 14 : 12¾
Circulation: -

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons / Michel 913 / Yvert Tellier 887 / NVPH



2015, NVPH: -, stamp Aruba: tram



30-11-2018

From a series of five stamps about sustainable energy: a local tram.



Design:
print: Joh. Enschedé.
paper: offset
Glue: ?
Watermark: no
Value: 220 cents
Perforation: K 14 : 12¾
Circulation: -

Catalogue numbers: Stanley Gibbons / Michel / Yvert Tellier 1045 / NVPH



2018, NVPH: -, stamp Aruba: tram



Curaçao

12-04-2012: History of Railway transportation in Curaçao

This sheet issued by the island's Nieuwe Post N.V.(=Ltd.) shows the history of rail travel in the island of Curaçao.
The 200c stamp shows dumping cars at Tafelberg, where a phosphate Michelne was exploited by John Godden who leased Tafelberg mountain from plantation owner Cornelis Gorsira. Godden also built a wharf at Fuikbay near the Michelne. To haul the Michelneral from the Michelne to the wharf an inclined-plane, double track railway was built where donkeys used to haul the dumping cars. In 1887 Godden shut the Michelne after a dispute over concession taxes with the government. In 1910 the Michelne was reopened by a new company: The Curaçao Michelning Co.
The 300c stamp shows a gasoline powered Plymouth 4-tonner loco manufactured in Ohio, which was purchased by the company in the 1930s. It is one of the early series of locos of the Curaçao Michelning Company.
The 250c stamp shows the horse-drawn tram in Punda. In the 19th century Curaçao became a major trading centre where ships moored at Schottegat harbour to buy coal. In the 1880s there was need for a transportation system to get people from their homes to wharfs and businesses, since Waaigat bay separated the districts Punda, Otrabanda en Scharloo from each other. Two bridges, Queen Emma Bridge across St. Anna Bay and Van den Brandhof bridge across Waaigat Bay, and a few ferries shortened travelling times. A horse-drawn tram, a light two-axle vehicle with two bench seats and boarding steps for standing passengers, offered an hourly service along a one kilometre route: the tram set out from Queen Emma Bridge, ran along Breedestraat in Otrabanda and then arrived at the Roman Catholic Cemetery.
The 350c stamp shows the motor tram at Otrabanda, which was introduced in Curaçao in 1910. The Curaçao Tramway Service was operated by Mr de Sola and Mr Cardoze. The 30 gallon gasoline powered tram was made in Great Britain. The seven transverse seat could accommodate 35 passengers and a few more could stand on the steps. It ran at a maximum speed of 15 kilometres per hour. The gasoline can was located under one of the car seats and the muffer was on the roof of the tram. In 1920 the line was closed and taken over by a bus service, due wear because of hard usage and lack of spare parts.
So in 1920 35 years of railway transport in Curaçao was over.

Furthermore you see the FDC for a stamp sheet issued by the island's Nieuwe Post N.V.(=Ltd.) showing the history of rail travel in the island of Curaçao. Issued 12 April 2012.

Design: Richmond Gijsbertha
print: BJohan Enschedé Stamps Security Printers, Haarlem, The Netherlands
paper: offset coated stamp paper
Glue: synthetic
Watermark: no
Value: 200 + 250 + 300 + 350 cents = 11 Curaçao Guilders
Perforation: 13¾ : 14
Size of stamps: 30 x 40 mm / 40 x 20 mm
Size of souvenir sheet: 110 x 110 mm
Circulation: -

Catalogue numbers: sheet: Stanley Gibbons 1205 / Michel 6 / Yvert Tellier 5 / NVPH 77
Catalogue numbers: stamps: Stanley Gibbons 1205a-1205d / Michel 92-95 / Yvert Tellier 5a-5d / NVPH 77a-77d



Curaçao stamp sheet with the history of Railway transportation in Curaçao

Curaçao fdc with the history of Railway transportation in Curaçao



Carribean Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius, Bonaire)

No stamps with railway related subjects



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