Beautiful Netherlands - Texel

Beautiful Netherlands – Texel

Beautiful Netherlands – Texel

The well-known stamp series ‘Beautiful Netherlands’ will be devoted to the Dutch Wadden Islands in 2019. Today the first stamp sheet from this series has been published, with ample attention to the nature and architecture of Texel. Later this year PostNL will be issuing postage stamps about Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog and a collection sheet about the 5 islands.

Scenic beauty

Since 2005, the series ‘Beautiful Netherlands’ has focused on local history, cultural wealth and scenic beauty. The new series this year about the Dutch Wadden Islands was designed by Birza Design from Deventer.

Recognizable Texel images

The island shape plays the leading role in the design of ‘Beautiful Netherlands 2019: Texel’. This is reflected in the map of Texel that the designers have placed on the stamps in miniature and on the stamp sheetlet in large format. The stamps contain recognizable Texel images: the Eierland lighthouse, the iron sea cape near the village of Oosterend, a Texel sheep fine and a Texel lamb. In the design, the typical shape of the island also returns in other ways. For example, the font of the captions is a so-called chest letter, made up of elements that are separate from each other.

Justifiably proud

Almost all the photos used date from a working visit to Texel by the graphic designers Ingmar and Carla Birza, in the sunny summer of 2018. Carla Birza describes Texel as “a very special island that the Texel people are rightly proud of. Think of the sloping roads on the Hoge Berg between the garden walls, the special vegetation of the Slufter where the sea runs in, the clay pits with water where the sheep can drink. Or the slightly higher situated church in Den Hoorn, where you have a clear view from almost all sides in the flat farmland. ”

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Jan 02 2019
The Netherlands


The Netherlands

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