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Telegraph stamps of the World

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Netherlands.

Steve Hiscocks wrote:
Hexagonal telegraph stamps of the same design but of various values were issued from 1877 to 1903 and used up to 1920 — a period of 43 years. They
were used both internally and sold to the public. On use the most common cancellation was a neat round hole of 5mm diameter together with a cross
in blue crayon. Other pencil cancellations are known. Also known are square holes, which are scarce, and Post Office hand stamps which are very scarce.


 

1877 - 1903 White wove paper. No watermark, perf. 13½
Values overprinted in black (cents) or red (guilders).

Dutch-1
Most of set used, courtesy of Henri Bertrand (Riqueton on delcampe).

 

Dutch-25c Dutch-25c Dutch-H11 specimen Dutch-H12 specimen
25c, H7 used 25c, H7 1g, H11 Specimen 2g, H12 Specimen
Image courtesy of Grosvenor Auctions. Image courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht. Images courtesy of Robert (stamprobert on eBay, click image for listing).

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H1 1c dull mauve and black (1.11.79) 16.00 5.00
H1a         imperf. (proof) 100.00 -
*H1b         value inverted (only one known) - -
H2 3c dull mauve and black (1.11.79) 16.00 5.00
H3 5c dull mauve and black (1.11.79) 16.00 1.50
H4 12½c dull mauve and black (1877) 80.00 15.00
H5 15c dull mauve and black (1877) 40.00 8.00
H6 20c dull mauve and black (1877) 40.00 2.50
H7 25c dull mauve and black (1903) 400.00 150.00
H8 30c dull mauve and black (1877) 70.00 4.00
H9 50c dull mauve and black (1877) 80.00 4.00
H10 60c dull mauve and black (1877) 80.00 7.00
H11 1g dull mauve and red (1877) 300.00 7.00
H12 2g dull mauve and red (1877) 320.00 40.00

Punch-hole 1 Punch-hole 2
Two unusual punch holes courtesy of K. Zwart.
piece with 2 x 20c
Telegraph piece from Rolf Lamprecht.

Hiscocks added the following 3 notes:

*Note 1. Only one copy of No. 1(b) is known.
Note 2. There are slight shade variations in the series.
Note 3. Colour trials (without value overprints) are known in blue, bistre, lilac, yellow, rose and brown.

* Jan Verster has informed me that this has now been shown to be a forgery and is
no longer listed in the NVPH Catalogue (the Netherlands Speciality Catalogue).
I am told that H1b was sold in 1922 in the Ferrari Auction.

 

telegraph set
blue colour trial A set of mostly used, with the 25c unpunched and including a certificate.
David Gottesman of the Cinderella Stamp Club tells me that they normally
have on offer telegraphic items in their auctions, and that this is an
example from their current offerings (ending 7th October 2023).

Their website is new and still (21 August 2023) under construction, though does have some information.
I for one am glad that they are putting it together as the club is well known and respected.
David says "it is a members only auction, at present £18 per year for UK. It is going up to £25 in 2024 but there will then be an option for getting the magazines online at £15 per year."

 

Specimens are about GBP£ 70.00 each.

blue colour trial orange colour trial
Blue colour trial.
Courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley.
Orange colour trial.
From Rolf Lamprecht.

 

Telegraph Seals.

Telegraph seal
Courtesy of Robert Poposki.

Telegraph seal   Telegraph seal   Telegraph seal
2 RIJKSTELEGRAAF seals, and a 'GOUVERNEMENTS POST-EN TELEGRAAFDIENST'.
That's 2 State Telegraphs and a 'Governmental Post and Telegraph Service'.

Steve Hiscocks made a start on cataloguing seals of the world in a book he published in 2007.
It was his hope to update it later, but unfortunately that was not to be.
His original book can be viewed at Telegraph Seals: A World Catalogue. There are links from the pages to my updates.

Alternatively you can view the latest page for The Netherlands.

 

Related items:

1921 Telegram from Penang, Malaysia to Medan, Indonesia Via Eastern.
with a 'Governmental Post-Telegraph and Telephone Service' seal.
Telegram - Medan   Telegram - Medan
Images courtesy of sephil.asia on ebay.

 

Stationery.

Shortcuts to different sections
Model B¹ Model D. Model 17 to 1910 Model 17 to 1920 Model 17 to 1930 T 17 to 1940 T 17 to 1950 T 17 to 1960 T 17 to 1970 T 17 to 1980 Model T1

 

Model B¹

Royal Telegraphs (Model B¹.), 1859
Royal Model B¹. - 1859
Courtesy of Les Bottomley.

 

Model D

Rhijn-Railway Company (Model D.), 1864
Rhijn-Railway Co Model D. - 1864
Courtesy of Les Bottomley.

 

Model 17

Telegram with pre-filled date of 189_ from London to Rotterdam dated 1890.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1890
A simple imprint of "Model n°. 17." at the bottom.
Model 17 of 1890 imprint

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1910 from Cologne to Zandvoort in 1911.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1910
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model N°. 17*. / L. 226. 10." for 1910.
Model 17 of 1910 - 226 imprint

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1910 from Amsterdam to Sneek in 1910.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1910
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model N°. 17*. / L. 412. '10." for 1910.
Model 17 of 1910 - 412 imprint

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1912 from Amsterdam (on the strip) to "bijk. Hobbemastraat", Amsterdam in 1913.
No "Aangenomen" section needed due to the use of strips. Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1912
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model n°. 17. / L. 135. '12." for 1912.
Model 17 of 1912 imprint

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1913 from Berlin to Leeuwarden in 1914.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1913
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model n°. 17. / L. 1265. '13." for 1913.
Model 17 of 1913 imprint

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1914 from Veenendaal to Gouda in 1915.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1914
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model n°. 17*. / L. 2335. '14." for 1914.
Mod17 of 1914 imprint

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1916 from Amsterdam to Gouda in 1916.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1916
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model n°. 17*. / L. 1311. '16." for 1916.
Mod17 L1311 of 1916 imprint

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1916 from Chicago to Dordrecht in 1916.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1916
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model n°. 17*. / L. 1753. '16." for 1916.
Mod17 L1753 of 1916 imprint
This form appears to be the same as the last except fot having one extra line for the message, and "L1753" instead of "L1311".

 

Telegram with imprint date of 1918 from Zwolle to Zwolle [sic] in 1923.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1918
An imprint at bottom-left of "Model nr. 17*. / 1918." for 1918.
Mod17 of 1918 imprint

 

New style State Telegram with imprint date of 1918 from Zandvoort to Amsterdam in 1920.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1918
An imprint at bottom-right of "MODEL NR. 17*L. 2150 1918." for 1918.
New Mod17 of 1918-L2150 imprint
Below that is "Nadruk is Verboden" meaning "Emphasis is prohibited"

 

State Telegram with imprint date of 1919 from Utrecht to Groningen in 1920(?)
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1919
An imprint at bottom-right of "MODEL NR. 17*    1919."
New Mod17 of 1919 imprint
Below that is "Nadruk is Verboden" meaning "Emphasis is prohibited"

 

Different Style (using strips) State Telegram with imprint date of 1919 from Vliszingen to Amsterdam in 1919.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1919
A different style imprint at bottom-left of "MODEL 17, L, 358. 1919."
New Mod17-L358 of 1919 imprint
"Nadruk is Verboden" is bottom-right.

 

State Telegram with imprint date of 1920 from Amsterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn (on the banks of the Old Rhine), used in 1920(?)
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1920
An imprint at bottom-right of "MODEL NR. 17*    1920."
New Mod17 of 1920 imprint
Below that is "Nadruk is Verboden" meaning "Emphasis is prohibited"

 

State Telegram with imprint date of 1922 from "Elst G"? to Vlissingen, used in 1925.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1922
An imprint at bottom-right of "MODEL NR. 17* L. 1260 1922."
New Mod17 of 1922 imprint
Below that is "Nadruk is Verboden" meaning "Emphasis is prohibited"

 

Model T 17

An asymmetric State Telegram with imprint date of 1933 from Amsterdam to Amsterdam, used in ? - year not stated.
For use by "HOLLANDRADIO"
Model 17 of 1933 - front
An imprint at bottom-left of "MODEL T. 17. L 282. 1933."
New Mod17 of 1933 imprint

The back now has a 1933 date-stamp and HOLLANDRADIO information.
Model 17 of 1933 - back

 

A symmetrical State Telegram with imprint date of 1933 from 'S Gravenhage (The Hague) to Amsterdam, used in 1933.
For use by "HOLLANDRADIO"
Model 17 of 1933 - front
An imprint at bottom-left of "MODEL T. 17. L 1045. 1933."
New Mod17 of 1933 imprint

The back has a 1933 date-stamp and HOLLANDRADIO information.
Model 17 of 1933 - back

 

A symmetrical State Telegram with imprint date of 1933 from Roermond to Wemeldinge, used in 1933(? no indication)
For use by "HOLLANDRADIO"
Model 17 of 1933 - front
An imprint back at bottom-right of "MODEL T 17* L 1046. '33." for 1933.
New Mod17 of 1933 imprint

The back has no date-stamp, but HOLLANDRADIO information.
Model 17 of 1933 - back

 

A State Telegram with imprint date of 1937 from Neuilly sur Seine, France to The Hague, used in 1937.
For use by "HOLLANDRADIO"
Model 17 of 1937 - front
An imprint, back at bottom-left of "MODEL T 17. L 1950 - 1937."
New Mod17 of 1937 imprint

The back has a 1937 date-stamp, and new HOLLANDRADIO information.
Model 17 of 1937 - back

The new information contains more telephone numbers.
Model 17 of 1937 - back detail

 

An asymmetrical, Klein (small) State Telegram with imprint date of 1943 from Oudgastel to Groningen.
Year used unknown.
Model 17 of 1943 - front
An imprint at bottom-right has "MODEL T 17 (Klein) L 2637 - 1943"
Underneath that is "Bedrijfsnummer 0/1902/0407     K 983", the Company number.
New Mod17 of 1943 imprint

The back has new, much reduced Information.
Model 17 of 1943 - back

 

A Klein (small) State Telegram with imprint date of 1944 from Amsterdam to Gouda.
Used in 1946.
Model 17 of 1944 - front
An imprint at bottom-right has "MODEL T 17* (Klein) L 2564 - 1944"
Underneath that is "Bedrijfsnummer 0/1902/0407     K 983", the Company number (as last).
New Mod17 of 1944 imprint

The back has the much reduced Information.
Model 17 of 1944 - back

 

An asymmetrical, Klein (small) State Telegram with imprint date of 1945 from Haifa, Israel to Amsterdam.
Used in 1946.
Model 17 of 1945 - front
An imprint at bottom-right has "MODEL T  17 (Klein)  L 211 - 1945"
Underneath that is "Bedrijfsnummer 0/1902/0407     K 983", the Company number (as last).
New Mod17 of 1945 imprint

The back has a 1946 hand-stamp, "AFS", and the much reduced Information.
Model 17 of 1945 - back

 

An asymmetrical, Klein (KL, small) State Telegram with imprint date of 1948 from Liverpool, England to Amsterdam.
Now with a panel on the left for a date-time stamp. Used in 1949. For use by "HOLLANDRADIO".
Model 17 of 1948 - front
An imprint at bottom-center has "MOD T  17 (KL)  - L 2650-'48" for 1948.
New Mod17 of 1948 imprint

The back has a 1946 hand-stamp, "AFS", and new "HOLLANDRADIO" Information. Also an unusual seal advertising summer postage stamps.
Model 17 of 1948 - back

 

A State Telegram with imprint date of 1948 from Sheffield, England to Niewbuinen.
Used in 1949. For use by "HOLLANDRADIO".
Model 17 of 1948 - front
An imprint at bottom-right has "MODEL T  17*  - L 3991 - '48" for 1948.
New Mod17 of 1948 imprint

The back has only the new "HOLLANDRADIO" Information. Also the State seal.
Model 17 of 1948 - back

 

An asymmetrical State Telegram in green, with a small undated imprint, probably 1960 or 1961 from Driebergen to Utrecht.
Used in 1961. For use by "HOLLANDRADIO".
Model 17 of 1961? - front
An imprint at bottom-left has simply "T  17* - L 1310 (808233b)".
New Mod17 of 1961? imprint

The back has a new "HOLLANDRADIO" Information panel in black, an address strip, and the State seal.
Model 17 of 1961? - back

 

An asymmetrical State Telegram in green, with a small imprint of 1962 from Tilburg to Vught.
Year of use unmarked. For use by "HOLLANDRADIO" ?
Model 17 of 1962 - front
An imprint at bottom-left has "T  17 - L 1223 - '62 (206005e)         52" for 1962.
New Mod17 of 1962 imprint

The back the "HOLLANDRADIO" Information panel in black, an address strip, and the State seal.
Model 17 of 1962 - back

 

An asymmetrical State Telegram in green, with a small imprint of 1962 from Hamburg to Arnhem. Used in 1963.
Date-stamp panel on left. For use by "HOLLANDRADIO" ?
Model 17 of 1961? - front
The large rectangular date-box would have been added by the recipient.

An imprint at bottom-left has "T  17 - L 1224 - '62 (206039e)        2" for 1962.
New Mod17 of 1962 imprint

The back the "HOLLANDRADIO" Information panel in black, an address strip, a telephone cachet, and the State seal.
Model 17 of 1962 - back

 

A State Telegram, with a small imprint of 1967 from Harderwijk to Gramsbergen. Used in 1968.
Nothing printed on the back.
Model 17 of 1967 - front
An imprint at bottom-left has "T  17* (200.000-VIII-'67) - L 2404 - 707598f " for August? 1967.
New Mod17 of 1967 imprint

 

A State Telegram, with a small imprint of 1968 from Harlden to Hoorn(Tersch). Used in 1969.
Model 17 of 1968 - front
An imprint at bottom-left has "T  17* (130.000-V-'68) - L 1461 - 806353F" for May? 1968.
New Mod17 of 1968 imprint
The back has a large "TELEGRAM" and the receiving office stamp. Now with a P.T.T. seal.
Model 17 of 1968 - back

 

A State Telegram, with a small imprint of 1972 from Cittavaticano (Vatican City, Rome) to Zwanenburg. Used in 1987 ?!
Model 17 of 1972 - front
An imprint at bottom-left has "T  17* - 1087 - '72 - 205169F" for 1972.
New Mod17 of 1972 imprint
The back has a large "TELEGRAM" and a new P.T.T. seal.
Model 17 of 1972 - back

 

An asymmetric, green State Telegram, with a small imprint of 1974 from Saarburg, Saar to Utrecht. Used in ?
Date-stamp panel on left, but year not included.
Model 17 of 1974 - front
An imprint at bottom-left has "T  17 - 1003 - '74 - 405982F       8 " for 1974.
New Mod17 of 1974 imprint
The back has a large "TELEGRAM" and an address strip.
Model 17 of 1974 - back

 

Model T 1

I suspect that all of these were for use in the extensive Dutch East Indies (Now Indonesia). Certainly the later ones were bi-lingual.
Interestingly I have seen nothing from the Dutch West Indies.

 

A Telegram of the Government Posts, Telegraphs and Telephone Service was used in 1923, from The Hague to Balikpapan, Borneo.
The top-left panel is the Indonesian version of the panel at top-right. Nothing on the back.
Model T1 of 1923
The top-right has :
Model T 1.

 

A Telegram of the Government Posts, Telegraphs and Telephone Service was used in 1930, from Bandoeng (Bandung, West Java) to Buitenzorg (Bogor), West Java.
This is totally in Dutch. Nothing on the back.
Model T1 of 1930
The top-right has the Form number, with now an impint at the bottom-left reading "L. E. 30—10—9—188.".
1930 Model T 1.       1930 T 1. imprint

 

An asymmetrical Telegram of 1935, used in 1936, from Batavia (Jakarta, Java) to Buitenzorg (Bogor), West Java.
The top flap advertises Boat Telegrams.
Model T1 of 1935 - front
Impints at the bottom-right read "E. 1935—214—A 0/20—80.           St—1073—34".
1935 imprint
The back is bi-lingual.
Model T1 of 1935 - back

 

An asymmetrical Telegram of 1937, used in 1937, from Singapore to Buitenzorg (Bogor), West Java.
The top flap advertises Boat and plane Telegrams.
Model T1 of 1937 - front
Impints at the bottom-right read "E. 1937—211—A 0/20—80.           St—1939—36".
1937 imprint a       1937 imprint b
The back is bi-lingual.
Model T1 of 1937 - back

 

An asymmetrical Telegram of 1938, used in 1938, from Palembang, South Sumatra to Soerabaja, East Java.
The top flap reads "Laat uw telegrammen telefonisch afleveren geen extra-kosten." meaning "Have your telegrams delivered by phone at no extra cost.".
Model T1 of 1938 - front
Impints at the bottom-right read "E. 1938—377—A 0/20—80.           St—2975—37".
1938 imprint a       1938 imprint b
The back is bi-lingual.
Model T1 of 1938 - back

 

 

 

 

Comments, criticisms, information or suggestions are always welcome.

Emale

Please include the word 'Telegraphs' in the subject.

 

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