Bouwe Brandsma dedicates his collection to the first three stamps of the Netherlands. The emergence, printing and usage of the 1852 issue are documented in detail in the collection. The focus is on particularly spectacular and internationally esteemed rarities of Netherlands philately. To do this, Brandsma presents a remarkable collection of overseas letters including rare destinations, also plate studies, postmarks and the various postage rates.
164 pages, of which 138 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German