Dutch Architecture Stamps

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, 1915

15 - Woonhuis (Rietveld Schro√ęder House), Utrecht - G. Rietveld, 1924

20 - Eerste Openluchtschool (Open Air School), Amsterdam - J. Duiker, 1930

25 - Burgerweeshuis (Amsterdam Orphanage), Amsterdam - Aldo van Eyck, 1960

45 - The Congresgebouw's Building, Gravenhage (The Hague) - J. J. P. Oud, 1969

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.

Tue 02 Mar 2010

Posted under: Design , Ephemera , Illustration



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