I saw this set of Dutch Architecture stamps
on Design Related
the other day and they reminded me of the Modern University Building set
(1971) I posted about last week.
This set was released in 1969 and designed by Rein (R.J.) Draijer to celebrate 20th Century Dutch Architecture and Architects. They depict:
12 - Villa Huis Ter Heide Building
, Utrecht - R. van 'T Hoff
15 - Woonhuis (Rietveld Schroëder House)
, Utrecht - G. Rietveld
20 - Eerste Openluchtschool (Open Air School)
, Amsterdam - J. Duiker
25 - Burgerweeshuis (Amsterdam Orphanage)
, Amsterdam - Aldo van Eyck
45 - The Congresgebouw's Building
, Gravenhage (The Hague) - J. J. P. Oud
The stamps themselves are beautifully designed but look even better on the First Day cover postcards. The bold illustrations and blocks of colour really stand out against the black and white photographs of the actual buildings.Stamp images copyright Design Related. First Day cover images copyright Frans van Vorstenbos.
Via Vintage Postage Stamps.