Bulletin Hermes

Hermes 179

August 2018

Hermes Edition 179




The lecture on September 22nd: Handwritten place names in Greek.


Report of the members' meeting on the 19th of May with the Workshop Large Hermes Heads.


Eugène Endenburg: Modern varieties

Eugène shows some colour and plate deviations on modern Greek stamps as part of the Study Group varieties.


Ruud Verberne: King Minos, a mythical figure

Ruud describes the history of this legendary figure and the palace of Knossos in Crete.


Rien Smit: An unknown Fournier stamp?

The author describes a false postal marking (Athens 8 - 18 September 1900) on two postage stamps from Greece from the 1876 issue.


Frans Bruna / Frans van Limpt: Letter to the firm Vlassopoulos - the content

The article provides a translation of one of the many Vlassopoulos letters (from 1875). It concerns a complaint about the exchange rates used.


Joost Meyer: Myron and the discus thrower

The author tells about the famous statue "The Discus Thrower" by Myron.


Hans Paul Soetens: The First World War and Greece in timelines part 14: The Dodecanese in the First World War

The Dodecanese were in Italian hands from 1912 onwards. Hans Paul describes the mail that has since been sent from this archipelago.


Frans Bruna: Behold; the real throne of King Minos, in the palace of Knossos

The editor shows the throne of King Minos.

Bulletin Hermes

Hermes example pages


HERMES is the quarterly periodical of Hellenic Philatelic Society of the Netherlands. It contains 16 pages of information (in Dutch) for members of the society and a number of articles written by the members about the Greek collection area.

The subjects discussed are very varied. Of course, there is much attention to the stamps and postal markings of Greece, but also postal history, forgeries and, for example, fiscal stamps are included. In addition, there are thematic subjects like Greek history and classical antiquity. Related areas, such as the Levant, are also discussed.

For an impression, see the attached copy in pdf, which contains a selection of articles.

For the contents of the latest Hermes editions, see further below.

Jubilee: 50 Years of Hermes

This year, Hermes celebrates its 50th birthday. We like to celebrate this event with a re-issue of four of the leading articles of prominent members of our society from the first 25 years of Hermes' existence. The articles have been updated, translated in english and some (new) illustrations have been added. Click here for the articles.

Hermes 181

February 2019

Hermes Edition 181




Report of the members' meeting on the 1st of December 2018


Frans Bruna / Joost Meyer: Fifty Years of "Hermes"

An announcement of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of our magazine. See also the Jubilee page on this website.


Eugène Endenburg: The personal stamp, a new way of collecting?

The author deals with the collection of Greek personal stamps with a tab.


Ruud Verberne: The diaspora of Hermes and Iris, the messengers of the Greek Gods (Part 1)

Ruud describes the appearance of Greek Gods on stamps and shows in this first part the influence of those Gods on the French stamps (Ceres, Iris and Hermes make their appearance).


Joop Herrewijn: Varieties - plate errors on stamps of Cyprus

Cyprus also has the necessary plate errors. Joop shows some examples.


Joost Meyer: Help, I see double! - Part 3 - additions

In this article attention is paid again to stamps that have been issued in different sheet sizes and some bilateral issues.


Hans Paul Soetens: The First World War and Greece in timelines - conclusion

Hans Paul ends his long-running series with an early French censorship marking (31 May 1916), an analysis of the use of the "NO" marking and an intriguing use of a postcard of Corfu.

Hermes 180

November 2018

Hermes Edition 180




Report of the members' meeting on 22nd of September


Ruud Verberne: The Turkish occupation of Thessaly (1897-1898)

Ruud pays attention to the eight-sided stamps issued by the Ottomans after they temporarily occupied Thessaly. Also forgeries of stamp and stamp are discussed.


Joost Meyer: We wish the ELTA a safe voyage ...

The author discusses a new hobby of ELTA, personal stamps in the form of stamp booklets.


Eugène Endenburg: 9 October international day of the post

Eugène shows the celebration of the international day of the post on the basis of various stamp-issues.


Peer van Meetelen: 1953 The great Cefalonian earthquake

On August 12, 1953, the Ionian Islands were severely affected by an earthquake. Peer deals with the postal consequences.


Frans Bruna/Frans van Limpt: The Greek alphabet.

The authors show the Greek alphabet as distributed on the members day of September 22nd.


Joost Meyer: Help, I see double! - Part 2

In this article attention is paid to stamps that have been issued in different sheet sizes.


Rien Smit: Manipulated stamps, fantasy prints, etc.

Rien shows how stamps are manipulated and warns against rubbish on the internet.


Hans Paul Soetens: The First World War and Greece in timelines part 15: West Thrace at the end of World War I, continued

Hans Paul describes the influence of Greece and Bulgaria on the region of West Thrace in the period 1918-1923.

Contents of older issues of Hermes

For the contents of older issues of Hermes, see the indexes in the library.



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