Greetings Gandhi Collectors,
Update (12th November 2009):
We have received a tremendous response for this Gandhi NL issue. We are collating all the orders and will start contacting you soon. Thank you for your patience.
I am Arentius, a philatelist based in Brummen, Netherlands. To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 140th Birth Anniversary and the UN International Day of Non-Violence, a new Gandhi stamp has been issued in Netherlands (NL) on 2nd October 2009. The Gandhi NL stamp is shown below:
This stamp is a Personalized issue part of the services offered by TNT, the National Post Company of
, and can thus be used as valid postage (of Euros 0.44) from Netherlands. This Gandhi NL stamp has been printed in very limited quantity. It is not a label as issued in certain countries like UK, Thailand,Iran,UAE and Belgium. Netherlands
You can view the postal usage of this Gandhi NL stamp in the below covers sent to Netherlands and India:
This Gandhi NL stamp has been brought out in association with my friend Nikhil Rohan Mundra from Chennai, India, who is a Gandhi-philatelist and maintains a website on Mahatma Gandhi Philately:
The basic details of the stamp are given below:
Date of issue - 2nd October 2009
Denomination - Euros 0.44
Size - 3x4 cm
The stamp design has been kept simple in line with the frugality of Mahatma Gandhi's life. The stamp has an inscription "Bapu" (Father) below the portrait of Gandhi.
The pricing details of the stamp are as follows:
1) 1 Mint stamp - Euros 1.20
2) Mint Block of 4 stamps - Euros 4.50
3) Mint Sheetlet of 10 stamps - Euros 9.00
Apart from the mint stamps, a limited number of special items with the
2nd October 2009 First Day Cancellation/Postmark have been prepared for this stamp. All these special items are individually numbered.
Price details for all items along with the quantity prepared are given below with the corresponding scans:
1) First Day Cover(FDC) with 2nd October 2009 FDCancel- Small - Only 30 exist - Euros 5.00
2) First Day Cover(FDC) with 2nd October 2009 FDCancel- Long - Only 10 exist - Euros 6.00
3) Maxim Card with 2nd October 2009 FDCancel - Only 10 exist - Euros 8.25
4) FDC postally used to Netherlands on 2nd October 2009 FDCancel with 1 Gandhi stamp -
Only 10 exist - Euros 7.50
5) FDC postally used to India on 2nd October 2009 FDCancel with 2 Gandhi stamps -
Only 10 exist - Euros 9.00
Scans of front and back of the envelope are given below.
Special offer for Gandhi collectors
As the Gandhi NL stamp is valid postage from Netherlands, it can be postally used to your address also. This Gandhi NL stamp can be affixed as regular postage on the outside of the envelope enclosing the items you order.
A separate letter affixing the Gandhi NL stamp as postage can also be sent if you so desire.
All the items, their description and the prices have been consolidated in the below tables:
Method of Payment:
1) For payments within EUR countries of the EU, payment by through BIC / IBAN transfer is preferred.
2) For other countries payment through Paypal is the preferred option. Please contact for the Paypal id.
3) Alternatively, if you wish to make payment in India and/or receive items from India, please inform so that details can be provided.
The approximate shipping charges for an Airmail letter from NL are given below. This includes shipping, handling and Paypal charges:
In case payment is made via Bank transfer (from EUR countries of EU), a discount of Euros 0.40 is offered on the Shipping Charges stated above.
If you wish to have the Gandhi NL stamp postally used to your address, please inform so that postage charges can be appropriately recalculated.
I am only a part-time philatelist. Philately is my hobby. So please have patience in awaiting reply to your emails and dispatch of items. Thank you.
3rd November 2009