Netherlands (1945)

Laren Provisional Postal Card

Due to a shortage of 5 cent cards, the Laren postmaster authorized the revaluing of the 7 cent cards in the summer of 1945.  It is believed that about 1,000 cards were issued, but very few have survived.  [See The American Philatelist, Dec. 1967]


Rotterdam Liberation Overprint

May 7, 1945 - Unlisted overprint

Exactly one year later the card was franked on the reverse and mailed to England.


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