New Netherlands stamps mark centenary of Peace Palace

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imports_CCGB_stamp-62-_57327.jpg New Netherlands stamps mark centenary of Peace Palace
Post NL has issued ten stamps to mark the centenary of the Peace Palace, home of the International Court of Justice. ...
Post NL has issued ten stamps to mark the centenary of the Peace Palace, home of the International Court of Justice.

Opened in 1913, the Netherlands' Peace Palace has become a symbol of peace and justice, with thousands of people working within the building, employed by 160 international organisations - all working towards creating a more peaceful world. A programme of special events held to commemorate the centenary culminated in the presentation of the new stamps to Jeroen Vervliet, director of the peace palace library.

The stamps, designed by Mart Warmerdam, show details from the artwork inside the Peace Palace. The stamp sheetlet features the motto 'voor vrede door recht' (Peace through Justice) illustrated by linking ten works of art to ten themes relating to the concept of peace.

The sheetlet is a sheet of ten stamps, each with a value denomination of 1, for mail within the Netherlands. This value denomination also serves as the first figure of the number of the anniversary: 100.

The first circle shows detailing from an artwork in the Peace Palace. The second circle contains the motto 'voor vrede door recht', and within that the theme in question.

Five of the stamps highlight the five virtues that underpin or promote peace: friendship, unity, industry, justice and truth. The other five stamps depict things which can only thrive or even survive in peace: the arts, free trade, prosperity, science and security.

Designer Mart Warmerdam said of the stamps: 'I intentionally decided against using the famous silhouette of the Peace Palace, and instead chose to zoom in on the interior of the building. That way I can show that the Peace Palace is about more than the outside of the building and its distinctive architecture. Inside you also see a lot of beautiful and often very symbolic things.'

The stamps and accompanying products - stamp booklets and a prestige stamp book - are available from the Post NL website.

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