Saturday, May 30, 2015

20150526 - NETHERLANDS

Code: NET-2015-01
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Postal Authority: Post NL
Title: Wonderful Netherland 2015 - Fortresses - Willemstad
Format: 1 stamp in Minisheets of 5
Sheets Dimensions (mm): 139 x 75
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 20,8 x 25,3
Perf: 14 1/2 x 14 1/4
Design: Traped in Suburbia, The Hague
Printing Method: Offset 4 colours
Paper: Normal
Security: Phosphor Tagging
Gum: Synthetic
Printed by: J Enschede Security Printers (Haarlem)
Quantity: 65000 Minisheets

No Lighthouse in the stamp design but at the upper margin of the sheet we see a brown tower (barely).
That tower are the remains of the old Willemstad lighthouse (ex ALL B-0577)
Here a view of Google Earth of that place.  Apparently the photo of the minisheet is old and do not show that building at the left of the lighthouse. Or the photo in Google is the old one, and that building does not exists anymore.

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

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