Thursday, January 6, 2011

Netherlands Antilles

Well, due to Christmas holidays, im having two day off...plus the weekend...so i can take some time to post some cards.....I still have plenty of work to finish by Monday, but due to technical issues that *I* have to deal with, even though it is not really fair, I got fed up with it, so i decided to take a break

And im starting with a great card sent by dear Sainara...and a very special one too...no not, coz it is a fantastic map in question only...but coz it is a card from Netherlands Antilles, which I dont know if you were aware of, but stopped existing as such some months ago...so now if you want to send something to the Netherlands Antilles, you will have to write Dutch Caribbean instead.
I know that Curaçao and Sint Maarten became independent and they've issued their own stamp(s) in the meantime too...while Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatiues fall under the name BES Islands (also known as the Caribbean Netherlands/Dutch Caribbean)
Erm....does sound confusing a bit, esp if you already used to something, so I hope i didnt mix up anything above :)

Anyways, it feels great to know that I have cards from a country which doesnt exist anymore and from which i cant get cards anymore...at least not in its former constitution and not with the NA stamps. So im really happy and proud and I owe it all to kind Sainara for having sent me cards from the Netherlands Antilles!! Thank you so much dear!!!



and here is the NA stamp....I think these still could be used, until there are enough stamps issued from both sides
this stamp was issued in 2005 in a set of 10 flowers stamps.

2 comments:

Gem from Calgary said...

Merry Christmas to You
Merry Christmas to You
Merry Christmas Ana
Merry Christmas to you.

Ana said...

a belated Thank You Glenn!!! With all going on lately, I didnt have the proper time to thank you, but hope it still counts :)