Apple and pear varieties in the Netherlands SI

Apple and pear varieties in the Netherlands

PostNL issued on August 15, 2016 a new stamp sheetlet showing Apple and pear varieties in the Netherlands. The ten stamps with the denomination Netherlands 1 portray apple and pear varieties, that are grown in our country, often on a small scale. The images are from the Netherlands Orchard, a nineteenth-century standard with illustrations of more than a hundred apple and pear varieties. When editing the yellowed artwork designer Bart de Haas reluctantly proceeded: "I wanted to lose a realistic and appealing brightness without the historical character of the original lithographs."

Technical Details

Issue Date: 15.09.2016
Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France
Process: Offset
Size: 36 x 25 mm