The image shown on the original King’s stamp presented to the King more than a year ago did not resemble the official crown. Numerous people wrote to PostNL saying it would make more sense for the King’s stamp to feature the actual royal crown, and it was this feedback that inspired the company to alter the image.
PostNL has reserved a special place throughout the years for the issue of stamps of Dutch monarchs and other members of the Royal Family and issues a new permanent stamp whenever a new Head of State is inaugurated. The King’s stamp was designed and altered by the internationally renowned Dutch design company Studio Job.
The changes to the King’s stamp will be implemented in three steps. Starting on 5 January, the ‘Value 1’ King’s stamp (for mail up to 20 grams to destinations within the Netherlands) will be available online at www.postkantoor.nl and in the weeks after that – depending on local stock – at a post office near you. The ‘Value 2’ and ‘International’ King’s stamps are set to follow in the coming months. The old and the new stamps are valid until further notice.
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