Netherlands Colonies STAMPS FOR SALE

  • NETHERLAND COLONIES 1852 – 1946 mint and used collection from Curacao, Dutch Indies and Suriname on album pages. Includes Curacao with 1873-92 to 2.50g used, Dutch Indies 1864 10c used, 1868 10c used, 1870-88 to 2.50g used, 1892-97 set used, 1900 ovpts set used, 1908 30c “Java” ovpt inverted & “Buten Bezit” ovpts to 2.50g used, 1923 Jubilee set, and Suriname 1873-88 to 50c used, 1890-1900 to 5c mint, and 1900 (Jan) surcharges set mint. Odd imperfections and toning but generally good to fine, condition. (Approx 375 stamps).


  • NETHERLAND COLONIES NETHERLANDS INDIES 1870 – 88 MINT WILLIAM SELECTION that includes 2c brown purple perf 12½x12, 15c ochre, 25c dull purple and 30c green. (9 stamps)


  • NETHERLAND COLONIES CURACAO 1947 15g orange red (Air), SG 280, fine cds used


  • NETHERLAND COLONIES SURINAME 1950 Cancer Research Set, SG 379/82, very fine mint (4).


  • NETHERLAND COLONIES ANTILLES 1950-79 1½g and 2½g, perf 12½ x 12, SG 321/322, VFM (2)


We sell Netherlands Colonies stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Netherlands Colonies Stamps – Under this section, we list stamps, sets, covers / postal history, essays and proofs and of course stamp collections from Aruba, Curacao, Netherland Antilles, Netherland Indies including the Japanese Occupations of Java, Sumatra and the Japanese Naval Control area, Netherland New Guinea and Suriname. The first stamp of the Netherland Indies was the 10c carmine imperf issued on 1st April 1864 although it can be argued that the ‘Landmailzegel’ (Land Mail Stamps) of 1845–1846 should be included however the postal charge and date had to be added by hand to those labels so they are not strictly stamps but they are popular with stamp collectors and postal historians alike.

For a powerful seagoing nation the Netherlands did not hold vast overseas territories by the time stamps were being issued and this in part explains the popularity of these colonies amongst collectors who can form comprehensive collections relatively easily in contrast to the British, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish colonial issues.

Netherlands Colonies Stamps