maandag 19 juni 2017

Sunday Stamps: Weather

This time the Sunday Stamps theme is ' Weather'.

On 31 January 2004 Dutch Post, then named TPG Post, issued a stamp sheet in honour of the 150th anniversary of the KNMI.

The KNMI, 'Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut', in English 'Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute', is the Dutch national weather service. The tasks of KNMI are weather forecasting, and monitoring / researching / providing information concerning the weather, climate, air quality and seismology.

Until recently I had a complete stamp sheet, but alas (?) I am using the stamps for outgoing mail. So now I only can show you these remaining stamps:

The stamps themselves are similar (that is, the 'regen' = rain stamps, and 'zon'= sun stamps, all including a map of our country and rainbows). However, for this Sunday Stamps' theme the selvage is interesting, too, as it tells about temperature records (the selvage on the left) and about weather types.
Fortunately I found a picture of the complete sheet on the internet (see below) on which I could find the missing weather:

onweer = thunderstorm
buien = showers
wind = wind
sneeuw = snow
hagel = hail

Find more weather on stamps at and via this Sunday's Sunday stamps!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. These are perfect! I love the design with the rainbow, sure. some people, when write postcards, add the temperature and the symbols of weather on top... but you can do that with the stamps!

  2. Great stamp sheet. I am always impressed by the selvage on Dutch stamps, but this one impresses me even more - even though the stamps are repeated, the selvage is different - very cool.

  3. Lovely sheet with so much info. available. Well done the Netherlands.

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