World Jamboree Stamps
Netherlands 1937

This three stamp issue honored the V World Scout Jamboree hosted by the Netherlands at Vogelenzang ("Bird's Song") in the western part of the country near the North Sea.  These were the first Scout stamps with a large scale distribution numbering in the millions versus thousands.

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The set consists of three stamps: 1½ cent value (printed meter), 6 cents value (inland mail) and 12½ cents value (foreign mail).  The third stamp shows the Hermes of Praxitales.  Symbolically, Hermes was the "pathfinder to unknown places, he who was always ready to help others."  A dated reminder that the stamps had limited validity is printed under the main design.


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