Hellenic Philatelic Society of The Netherlands
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.
Report of the members' meeting on the 23rd of February 2019
Olav Petri and Hans Paul Soetens: Thessaly revisited, a sorting machine
The writers attack the different types of stamps and counterfeits of the 1898 issue of Thessaly.
Joost Meyer: A double discobolos
The author examines the images of the statue "The Discus Thrower" by Constantin Dimitriadis on Greek stamps, cinderella's and postal markings.
Hans Paul Soetens: Issue for The Dodecanese (I)
The so-called Dodecanese issue appeared from 1947 following the transfer of this group of islands to Greece. Hans Paul shows the reader the philatelic items related to this theme.
Ad van Groesen: The (private) perforations of the Small Hermes Heads
Ad, member of the studygroup on varieties, discusses the private perforations of the SHH.
Marco van de Mortel: Postal Money Orders
The author shows two special variants of these documents.
Ruud Verberne: The diaspora of Hermes and Iris, the messengers of the Greek gods (Part 2)
Ruud continues his description of Greek Gods on French stamps with a number of postal items with combinations of images of Hermes and Iris, around WW2.
Marco van de Mortel: Catalogue of Greek Vignettes
A review of the new Greek cinderella catalogue.
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.
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. See the Alphabet-page.
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.