Netherlands 1907 De Ruyter

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  • Issue Date : March 23, 1907
  • Designed by : W.A.Mouton and J.Walter(engraver)
  • Printed by : Joh Enschedé Haarlem
  • Print Process : Letterpress
  • Perforations : 12 : 12½
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Used Examples[edit]

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Michiel de Ruyter painted by Ferdinand Bol in 1667

These stamps were also used for Postage Dues in 1907. See StampSet at Stampset.png

Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) was a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. The pious De Ruyter was very much loved by his sailors and soldiers; from them his most significant nickname derived: Bestevaêr (older Dutch for 'grandfather'.)

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