PostNL breathes new life into vintage mailbags

Starting today you can buy a unique, durable bag created from original PTT mailbags. The new PostNL bag is available in limited editions.

Retired from active service after years of use in mail sorting and delivery, these mailbags are being given a new life. The new PostNL bag is available as a shoulder bag and as a holdall, both in limited editions.

A number of the classic mailbags with the Dutch flag and the words "eigendom PTT Post" (property of PTT Post) are still being used in mail operations; no more mailbags of this design are being produced however. All mailbags currently being produced show the new corporate identity, meaning the remaining classic mailbags are in limited supply. With their very own PostNL bag, vintage buffs are not only purchasing a true quality item but are also carrying around a slice of postal history.

The unique characteristics of the mailbag give each PostNL bag its own unique look. The mailbags have been personally selected, carefully deciding which part of the mailbag can best be used in the PostNL bag. The sturdy linen and brown leather exterior make for a bag that will endure for years to come. The reputable Cowboybag brand has been given exclusive rights in the Netherlands to manufacture PostNL bags.

These exclusive bags can be purchased in the standalone PostNL post offices in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht, and online at, en For more information visit