Special stamps commemorating the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice

Speciale postzegels voor 70 jaar Internationaal Gerechtshof

The Hague, 13 April 2016 – On 12 April, PostNL presented its special stamps for the International Court of Justice This took place during the start of the celebration of this United Nations organisation’s 70th anniversary. Arno van Bijnen, PostNL’s Commercial Director, presented the stamp sheets to Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice, and Jozias van Aartsen, Mayor of The Hague.
The stamp presentation took place prior to the opening of the International Court of Justice exhibition ‘70 years in the service of Peace and Justice’ in the Atrium City Hall at the Town Hall in The Hague.

Extraordinary history with the Court

Arno van Bijnen said about the new stamps: “We have a long and extraordinary history with the International Court of Justice with regard to stamp issues. We have been issuing special stamps for the Permanent Court of International Justice since 1934. Since 1946 we have done the same for its successor, the International Court of Justice.”

Justice as key word on stamp

The official name of the International Court of Justice is displayed in the two official languages on the new stamp: International Court of Justice and Cour Internationale de Justice. In addition, Justice, the organisation’s key word, appears in the centre of each stamp. Due to the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice, the Peace Palace is depicted in gold on the stamp. The stamp was designed by Roger Willems. Availability The use of these new stamps is reserved for the International Court of Justice. These stamps are marked ‘Internationaal 1’ and are intended for international mail items of up to 20g from the International Court of Justice. This stamp with a denomination of Internationaal 1 replaces the pre-existing two stamp sheets with denominations of Europe 1 and World 1. The stamp with a denomination of Nederland 1, intended for national mail items of up to 20g from the International Court of Justice, will remain. You can find more information about the stamps on collectclub.nl. The stamps have no expiration date.

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