Netherlands 1852 Definitives King Willem III
From Stamps of the World
- Date of Issue: January 1, 1852
- Design and gravure: J.W.Kaiser
- Perforation: Imperf
- Watermark: Postal Horn
- Print type: Intaglio
- Printing: Rijksmunt Utrecht
The first Netherlands stamps appeared in January 1852. The country name did not appear on the postage stamps of the Netherlands until 1864.
Before then, all the postage stamps were inscribed with only "POST ZEGEL" (English: "POSTAGE STAMP") and the denomination.