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Change of Throne – King Willem-Alexander 2013 stamp from the Netherlands

Change of Throne – King Willem-Alexander 2013 stamp from the Netherlands
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PostNL is issuing a stamp sheetlet on the occasion of the succession to the throne on 30 April 2013 when King Willem-Alexander succeeds Queen Beatrix. The design of the stamp was produced by Meike Nip, Senior Art Director at the firm Ping-Pong Design in Rotterdam.

The background to the sheetlet with the five stamps of King Willem-Alexander is a photo of his inauguration on 30 April 2013, in white and silver. The five identical stamps contain a profile photo of King Willem-Alexander, in white and orange-red tints, taken by Goos van der Veen (Hollandse Hoogte, 2008). The King is looking towards the left on the stamp. In the dark segment to the right on the stamp there is the Royal Crown with below this the name of the new sovereign, the year of the start of his reign, the value indication 1 and the Nederland designation - all of this also in the Garamond font type.

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