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Definitives of 1926-1939

Beginning in 1926, definitive Netherlands stamps were printed on watermarked paper.  Of course, this new process of using watermarked paper required the re-issue of all the Cent denomination definitive postage stamps.  There were also color changes to many of the existing denominations, as well as the addition of new denominations, during the period from 1926 to 1939.


The thirty new sheet-format definitive Netherlands stamps shown above were issued between 1926 and 1939.  These Netherlands stamps are all perforated 12, perforated 13 1/2 x 12 1/2, or perforated 12 1/2 x 13 1/2, and they are printed on paper that is watermarked circles.

The catalog attributes and colors of these Netherlands stamps (as stated in the NVPH catalog) are as follows:

  • 00 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #169, Sc. #164) - Light Gray.
  • 01 C.  (1927 - NVPH #170, Sc. #165) - Carmine.
  • 01 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #171, Sc. #166) - Red Violet.
  • 01 1/2 C.  (1935 - NVPH #172, Sc. #167) - Gray.
  • 02 C.  (1926 - NVPH #173, Sc. #168) - Red Orange.
  • 02 1/2 C.  (1927 - NVPH #174, Sc. #169) - Light Green.
  • 03 C.  (1927 - NVPH #175, Sc. #170) - Yellow Green.
  • 04 C.  (1926 - NVPH #176, Sc. #171) - Blue.
  • 05 C.  (1926 - NVPH #177, Sc. #172) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1926 - NVPH #178, Sc. #173) - Red Brown.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1927 - NVPH #179, Sc. #174) - Violet.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1929 - NVPH #180, Sc. #175) - Red.
  • 09 C.  (1928 - NVPH #181, Sc. #176) - Red Orange and Black.
  • 10 C.  (1926 - NVPH #182, Sc. #177) - Light Red.
  • 10 C.  (1929 - NVPH #183, Sc. #178) - Violet.
  • 12 1/2 C.  (1927 - NVPH #184, Sc. #179) - Lilac Rose.
  • 12 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #185, Sc. #180) - Blue.
  • 15 C.  (1926 - NVPH #186, Sc. #181) - Ultramarine.
  • 15 C.  (1929 - NVPH #187, Sc. #182) - Orange Yellow.
  • 20 C.  (1928 - NVPH #188, Sc. #183) - Dark Blue.
  • 21 C.  (1931 - NVPH #189, Sc. #184) - Olive Brown.
  • 22 1/2 C.  (1927 - NVPH #190, Sc. #185) - Olive Brown.
  • 22 1/2 C.  (1939 - NVPH #191, Sc. #186) - Orange.
  • 25 C.  (1927 - NVPH #192, Sc. #187) - Olive Green.
  • 27 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #193, Sc. #188) - Gray
  • 30 C.  (1927 - NVPH #194, Sc. #189) - Dark Lilac.
  • 35 C.  (1926 - NVPH #195, Sc. #190) - Olive Brown.
  • 40 C.  (1926 - NVPH #196, Sc. #191) - Brown.
  • 50 C.  (1926 - NVPH #197, Sc. #192) - Blue Green.
  • 60 C.  (1929 - NVPH #198, Sc. #193) - Black.



During 1926 and 1927, thirteen of the thirty watermarked circles,  sheet-format, Netherlands stamps were also issued in coils, featuring syncopated perforation Type A.  They are all shown above.

For an explanation of syncopated perforations and illustrations of the four types, please refer to the lower part of the Netherlands category page.

The catalog attributes are as follows:

  • 02 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R19, Sc. #168b) - Red Orange.
  • 03 C.  (1927 - NVPH #R20, Sc. #170a) - Light Green.
  • 04 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R21, Sc. #171a) - Blue.
  • 05 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R22, Sc. #172a) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R23, Sc. #173a) - Red Brown.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1927 - NVPH #R24, Sc. #174a) - Violet.
  • 10 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R25, Sc. #177a) - Light Red.
  • 15 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R26, Sc. #181a) - Ultramarine.
  • 22 1/2 C.  (1927 - NVPH #R27, Sc. #185a) - Olive Brown.
  • 25 C.  (1927 - NVPH #R28, Sc. #187a) - Olive Green.
  • 30 C.  (1927 - NVPH #R29, Sc. #189a) - Dark Lilac.
  • 35 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R30, Sc. #190a) - Olive Brown.
  • 40 C.  (1926 - NVPH #R31, Sc. #191a) - Brown.



During 1928, twenty-four of the thirty watermarked circles,  sheet-format, Netherlands stamps were also issued as coil stamps, featuring syncopated perforation Type B.  They are all shown above.

For an explanation of syncopated perforations and illustrations of the four types, please refer to the lower part of the Netherlands category page.

The catalog attributes are as follows:

  • 00 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R33, Sc. #164a) - Light Gray.
  • 01 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R34, Sc. #165a) - Carmine.
  • 01 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R35, Sc. #166a) - Red Violet.
  • 02 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R36, Sc. #168c) - Red Orange.
  • 02 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R37, Sc. #169a) - Green.
  • 03 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R38, Sc. #170b) - Light Green.
  • 04 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R39, Sc. #171b) - Blue.
  • 05 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R40, Sc. #172b) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R41, Sc. #173b) - Red Brown.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R42, Sc. #174b) - Violet.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R43, Sc. #175a) - Red.
  • 09 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R44, Sc. #176a) - Red Orange and Black.
  • 10 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R45, Sc. #178a) - Violet.
  • 12 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R46, Sc. #179a) - Lilac Rose.
  • 12 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R47, Sc. #180a) - Blue.
  • 15 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R48, Sc. #181b) - Ultramarine.
  • 15 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R49, Sc. #182a) - Orange Yellow.
  • 20 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R50, Sc. #183a) - Dark Blue.
  • 25 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R51, Sc. #187b) - Olive Green.
  • 27 1/2 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R52, Sc. #188a) - Gray
  • 30 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R53, Sc. #189b) - Dark Lilac.
  • 40 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R54, Sc. #191b) - Brown.
  • 50 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R55, Sc. #192a) - Blue Green.
  • 60 C.  (1928 - NVPH #R56, Sc. #193a) - Black.



During 1930, fourteen of the thirty watermarked circles,  sheet-format, Netherlands stamps were also issued as coil stamps, featuring syncopated perforation Type C.  They are all shown above.

For an explanation of syncopated perforations and illustrations of the four types, please refer to the lower part of the Netherlands category page.

The catalog attributes are as follows:

  • 00 1/2 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R57, Sc. #164b) - Light Gray.
  • 01 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R58, Sc. #165b) - Carmine.
  • 01 1/2 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R59, Sc. #166b) - Red Violet.
  • 02 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R60, Sc. #168d) - Red Orange.
  • 02 1/2 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R61, Sc. #169b) - Green.
  • 03 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R62, Sc. #170c) - Light Green.
  • 04 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R63, Sc. #171c) - Blue.
  • 05 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R64, Sc. #172c) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R65, Sc. #173c) - Red Brown.
  • 10 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R66, Sc. #178b) - Violet.
  • 20 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R67, Sc. #183b) - Dark Blue.
  • 21 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R68, Sc. #184a) - Olive Brown.
  • 30 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R69, Sc. #189c) - Dark Lilac.
  • 50 C.  (1930 - NVPH #R70, Sc. #192b) - Blue Green.



During 1937, the 7 1/2 C. (violet) denomination stamp, watermarked circles, was issued as a coil stamp, featuring syncopated perforation Type D.  It is shown above.

This is one of the rarest of all Netherlands stamps.  Other than the occasional appearance in one of the major auctions, it is very difficult to obtain!

The catalog attribute is as follows:

  • 07 1/2 C.  (1927 - NVPH #R32, Sc. #174c) - Violet.




 

 



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On November 11, 1929, supplies of the 22 1/2 C. denomination definitive stamps were revalued to 21 C. for provisional usage.


The two higher-denomination definitive stamps shown above were issued in 1931 and 1933.

The 70 C. denomination symbolizes Dutch trade and industry, and the 80 C. denomination symbolizes Dutch industrial transportation.