Zierikzee (NL)

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Zierikzee is a small city, located on the former island of Schouwen in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland, and lies about 26 km southwest of Hellevoetsluis. Zierikzee received city rights in 1248 and was an independent municipality until 1997. The city is connected to the Oosterschelde by a 2 km long canal. In 1953, Zierikzee was damaged by the catastrophic North Sea flood of 1953. The English town of Hatfield sent help and a friendship has developed. The two towns have been twinned.

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Postmark Examples[edit]

Cancel Zierikzee 1987 as used by the "Filatelieloket" (=philatelic counter in the post office). The illustration in the cancel shows the 5-km long Zeelandbrug (Zeeland bridge).
Postmark Zierikzee, 26.III.1994


Cards and Covers[edit]

Letter card sent from Zierikzee to Spaarndam. Dispatched from Zierikzee May 28, 1899 Arrived in Spaarndam on May 29. Redirected to De Rijp, arriving on May 31. Redirected from De Rijp on June 1. Arrived in Middenbeemster on June 5. Returned June 6 to sender in Zierikzee, arriving on June 6, 1899.
Lettercard sent from Stockholm (Sweden) on 12 february 1907 to Zierikzee (Netherlands) where it arrived on 14 february 1907. The boxed D6 mark is a delivery round number applied by the postman. Courtesy of Sten Eriksson.

Machine cancels[edit]

Meter cancel Zierikzee, 1992.