About 200th Anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is celebrating 200 years. The celebrations marking the bicentenary will be held from 2013 to 2015. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territory in Western Europe and in the Caribbean. The four parts of the kingdom, Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands and Sint Maarten, are referred to as countries and participate on a basis of equality as partners in the kingdom. The majority of the constituent country of the Netherlands is located in Europe, with the exception of its three special municipalities (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba) that are located in the Caribbean.The constituent countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are located in the Caribbean as well.
To celebrate this special occasion CPOST International emits a stamp series consisting of five stamps depicting images of: 150c Coat of Arms of the Dutch Heraldy 200c The Dutch Crown 250c Dutch Coat of Arms 300c Stamp Ducth Horn and 350c Stamp The Dutch Lion.