“Amalia 18th birthday” postage stamp
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The use of Comma Base as a basis is part of a series of golden commemorative stamps. The choice of fonts used for the name of the person portrayed does not seem to be implemented with complete clarity. In addition to MuseoModerno, Cholla Sans is also in use – here it is shown as the only typeface set in capitals, on the Anne Frank stamp.
There is something that instinctively feels so wrong about including Anne Frank in these stamps. Not that we shouldn’t use her portrait in stamps, but she feels so out of place in this series on the royal family.
Oh, absolutely. Maybe selling golden stamps (“24 carat!”) for €50 apiece (or silver ones at half the price) isn’t the most decent way of commemoration anyway.
Not that it would change a lot, nor that it was obvious with the uniform design, but the golden stamps encompass several subseries. The Anne Frank stamp as shown above is indeed the odd one out: unlike the royals, it belongs to a series about the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II – together with related stamps about the liberation (all very subtly distinguished by the use of all-caps Cholla Sans). There are stamps about Hugo de Groot with Slot Loevestein and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt; domestic animals like the great egret or the honey bee; and all kinds of Dutch icons – Rembrandt, Nijntje, you name it.
Oh nice! The Nijntje one is lovely to see.