Netherlands 1928 Olympiade Amsterdam

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue Date : March 27, 1928
  • Designed by : Fokke Mees and L.O.Wenckenbach (in woodblocks)
  • Printed by : Joh Enschedé Haarlem
  • Print Process : Offset
  • Perforation : various
  • Watermark: none
  • Valid for postage: until December 31, 1928
1½ + 1 ct, design Fokke Mees, Rowing
2 + 1 ct, design Fokke Mees, Fencing
3 + 1 ct, design L.O.Wenckenbach, Soccer
5 + 1 ct, design Fokke Mees, Yachting/Sailing
7½ + 2½ ct, design L.O.Wenckenbach, Shot putting
10 + 2 ct, design L.O.Wenckenbach, Running
15 + 2 ct, design Fokke Mees, Riding/Horse Racing
30 + 3 ct, design L.O.Wenckenbach, Boxing

The eight surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown here were issued on March 27, 1928 to publicize the IX World Olympic Games (also called the 9th Olympiade), held in Amsterdam from July 28 through August 12, 1928. The surtax was intended to help defray the expenses of hosting the World Olympics.