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Change of Throne, 30 April 2013 – Queen Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander 3D Silver stamp from the Netherlands

Change of Throne, 30 April 2013 – Queen Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander 3D Silver stamp from the Netherlands
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To mark the change of throne on April 30, 2013 PostNL issued a pure silver stamp with 3D technology applied. The design consists of a double portrait of the current Queen Beatrix and the future King Willem-Alexander in three-dimensional carving.

It is the second time after 2001that a silver stamp is nationally issued in the Netherlands.
StampNews.com reminds that on 28 January 2013 Beatrix announced that she abdicates on 30 April 2013, in favour of her eldest son Willem-Alexander, the heir apparent to the throne.

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