Janneke Brinkman drawings featured on new stamps

Tekeningen Janneke Brinkman sieren nieuwe postzegels

The Hague, 29 August 2016 - Flowers, plants and butterflies are central to the four-part postage stamp series by botanical painter Janneke Brinkman-Salentijn. There has been a stamp sheetlet for each season since the beginning of this year. On the occasion of the last issue, she received a framed stamp sheetlet from PostNL Marketing Director Ludo Voorn at Hortus Botanicus in Leiden.
Janneke Brinkman-Salentijn has long been an ambassador for the National Association for the Elderly, which in committed to helping lonely elderly people in the Netherlands. This was the reason for PostNL to issue a stamp series with her work and thus support this charity.

Profits from stamps well spent

Corina Gielbert, Director of the National Association for the Elderly, welcomed this year issue. By focusing on the four seasons with varying drawings by Janneke Brinkman, this issue allows the spotlight to remain on the Association for the Elderly for the whole year. This means there will be extra attention for the Association for the Elderly in the Netherlands.

Stamps match the seasons

Janneke Brinkman-Salentijn found it rather difficult to make a selection for the stamp sheetlets. “Of course, you have your favourite drawings that suit the seasons well. However, not every image is suitable in the first instance for a stamp. So I’ve used the most attractive designs as much as I could.”

PostNL and the National Association for the Elderly

PostNL feels that this collaboration with the National Association for the Elderly is very important. “ The Association achieves meaningful goals for the elderly. It’s nice to be able to contribute to this,” says Ludo Voorn.

Availability

Each ‘Janneke Brinkman-Salentijn’ stamp sheetlet consists of ten stamps marked with ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items up to 20g in weight destined for mail in the Netherlands. The stamp series will be available from 29 August at all post offices and via Collectclub.nl. The stamps are valid until further notice.

Janneke Brinkman drawings featured on new stamps

From left to right Janneke Brinkman-Salentijn, Ludo Voorn and Corina Gielbert of the National Association for the Elderly.