Nov 4 '19 08:51

People in the Netherlands can expect to pay more to send letters or parcels by post next year. According to postal service PostNL, the price increases are necessary to keep the service profitable and running due to the decreasing mail volumes, the Telegraaf reports.

The price of a single postage stamp for a letter sent within the Netherlands will increase from the current 87 cents to 91 cents next year. Stamps for mail abroad will cost 1.50 euros, 5 cents more than now. The price for a December stamp is also increasing by 5 cents, to 0.82 euros.

Nov 1 '13 00:02

A stamp from Kenya-Uganda, from 1925, raised 208,000 euros at an auction in Weesp. This makes it the most expensive stamp ever. The yield is significantly higher than the catalog value of 150,000 euros.

Oct 25 '13 00:02

The most expensive stamp ever will be auctioned in Weesp next week . It is a 1925 stamp from Kenya-Uganda. The catalog value is approximately 150,000 euros.

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May 2 '13 08:07

On Wednesday, PostNL released two special stamps issued to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. One stamp is for regular mail and has the letters 'W' and 'A' and the text ‘Willem-Alexander 30 IV 2013 Nederland’. The other stamp is for registered mail and shows an image of Beatrix and Willem-Alexander together with the text ‘30 April 2013’.

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Mar 28 '13 08:38

The coalition parties VVD and PvdA understand that the price of stamps must increase, but, at the same time, they warn that this cannot always be the solution to the financial problems at PostNL.

"The rates should not rise indefinitely," said VVD MP Bart de Liefde. "I hope that this is not going to happen every year," said Labour (PvdA) MP Mei Li Vos.

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs wrote to the House on Wednesday that he made an agreement with PostNL about increasing the price of stamps up to 6 cents beginning July 1st.

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