Postage Stamps | 2005

TPG Post has issued two postage stamps in 2005, that are designed by Martijn Sandberg. Postage value of the stamps is 39 euro cents, or 78 euro cents respectively. The stamps are printed on rolls of 100 self-adhesive stamps.

“If I were to wake you up from a deep sleep and immediately ask you what a stamp is, then with your finger you would draw a flat surface with a zig-zag edge. So this is the main characteristic of a stamp apparantly, and how we recognize a stamp as being a stamp. And in fact, that’s the origin or starting point of my stamp design – it’s based on the characteristic standard perforation line.” MS

“Als ik je zou wakker maken uit een diepe slaap en je direct vraag wat een postzegel is, dan teken je met je vinger de contouren van een vlak met kartelrand. Blijkbaar is de rand het belangrijkste kenmerk waaraan we een postzegel herkennen als een postzegel. En in feite is dat het uitgangspunt of de oorsprong van mijn postzegelontwerp – het is gebaseerd op de karakteristieke perforatierand.” MS

Click here to see a full description in English, as PDF.
Click here to see a full description in Dutch, as PDF.

Click here for info and drawings of the 0,39 Euro stamp design phase, at www.postzegelontwerpen.nl.
Click here for info and drawings of the 0,78 Euro stamp design phase, at www.postzegelontwerpen.nl.

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Stamps: ‘Postzegels 2005’ / ‘Stamps 2005’
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Stamp size: 25,3 x 20,8 mm
Print colours: 0,39 euro copper / 0,78 euro silver
Perforation: slit form
Paper: normal with phosphorus impression
Gum: self adhesive
Country of issue: The Netherlands
Date of release: May 24 2005
Product sort: rolls with 100 postage stamps
Printing technique: gravure
Edition: 0,39 euro 706.000 rolls / 0,78 euro 156.000 rolls
Printer: Joh. Enschede Security Print, Haarlem/ NL
Commissioned by: Royal TPG Post BV, The Netherlands

Photos by: Martijn Sandberg, Allard van der Hoek (6,7)

‘Stamps’, Martijn Sandberg. 0,39 Euro & 0,78 Euro, 2005.

‘Stamps’, Martijn Sandberg. 0,39 Euro, copper, 2005.

‘Stamps’, Martijn Sandberg. 0,78 Euro, silver, 2005.

‘Stamps’, Martijn Sandberg. 0,39 Euro, proof sheet, Nationaal Archief, 2005.

‘Stamps’, Martijn Sandberg. 0,78 Euro, proof sheet, Nationaal Archief, 2005.

‘Stamps’, Martijn Sandberg. 0,39 Euro & 0,78 Euro, rolls, 2005.

‘Stamps’, Martijn Sandberg. 0,39 Euro & 0,78 Euro, postoffice, 2005.