Visual contrastsMartijn van Overbruggen explains the design process of this stamp series. “Unfortunately, there are no photogenic portraits or objects available from Dirck Hartogh, which is why we have portrayed him indirectly with a nautical chart. On the other hand, we had an abundance of visual images to choose from on emigration. We selected pictures of current projects involving water purification and the radio telescope because they emphasise the current relationship between the two countries. This gives us a wonderfully balanced collection of black-and-white photographs and new colour images.”
The six ‘The Netherlands and Beyond - Australia’ stamps are marked ‘Internationaal 1’, the denomination for mail items up to 20g in weight with international destinations. These stamps will be available to purchase at all Bruna shops from 15 August and via collectclub.nl. The stamps are valid until further notice.