Surinam

 

Map of SurinamFlag of Surinam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Americans of the Arawak and Carib tribes were the first to inhabit Suriname in 3000 BC. The Europeans got to know Surinam and the other Guyanas through Columbus in 1498. Alonso de Ojeda was the first European to land at Marowijne River in 1499. In the 17th century, there were several attempts by the Dutch, French, Spanish and English to colonize Surinam, with the Dutch eventually gaining stable control in 1667.

 

The Netherlands, and therefore Surinam, had a system of slave labor, with slaves mostly of African decent. Slave labor was only abolished on 1 July 1863, making it the last European country to do so. However, slaves were not released until 1873. After that, laborers were imported from Netherlands Indies (modern Indonesia). In 1954 Suriname gained self-government, with the Netherlands retaining control of defence and foreign affairs. In 1973, the local government, led by the NPK (a largely Creole party) started negotiations with the Dutch government about independence, which was granted at 25 November 1975.

 

 

Capital:             Paramaribo

Government:     State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, constitutional monarchy (1954-1975)

Area:                163.820 km²

Population:        250.000 (1955), 364.000 (1975)

Currency:          Surinam guilder (100 cents)

 

Member of:       Universal Postal Union (1 July 1875, with Netherlands colonies)

 

 

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Stamp catalogue

 

UPU 75th anniversary

date:                       1 October 1949

designer:                 M.C. Escher

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              11¾:12¼

 

1     7½ ct                globe, post horns, text "WERELD / POST / VERENIGING / 1874 1949"

                               dark red

                               (cat. Michel 313/NVPH 278/SG 377/Yvert 269)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

2     27½ ct              globe, post horns, text "WERELD / POST / VERENIGING / 1874 1949"

                               dark blue

                               (cat. Michel 314/NVPH 279/SG 378/Yvert 270)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

World Refugee Year

date:                       7 April 1960

designer:                 United Nations

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

 

3     8 c + 4              WRY emblem, text "HELP THE REFUGEES"

                               brown, green

                               (cat. Michel 380/NVPH 345/SG 467/Yvert 332)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

4     10 c + 5            WRY emblem, text "HELP THE REFUGEES"

                               blue, green

                               (cat. Michel 381/NVPH 346/SG 468/Yvert 333)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

Dag Hammarskjöld

date:                       2 January 1962

designer:                 ?

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              11¾ and 12½

remark:                   printed in sheets of twelve stamps (text "1905 / 1961" and "GEBOREN 29 JULI 1905

                               JONKÖPING, ZWEDEN OVERLEDEN 18 SEPTEMBER / 1961 NDOLA, AFRIKA SECRETARIS

                               GENERAAL VERENIGDE / NATIES VAN AF 1 APRIL 1953 NOBELPRIJS VOOR DE VREDE 1961"

 

5     10 c                  portrait, UN emblem, text "DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD / In Memoriam / 1905 / 1962"

                               blue, black

                               (cat. Michel 413/NVPH 376/SG 500/Yvert 363)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above (perforation 11¾)         Surinam - stamp as described above (perforation 12½)

 

6     20 c                  portrait, UN emblem, text "DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD / In Memoriam / 1905 / 1962"

                               purple, black

                               (cat. Michel 414/NVPH 377/SG 501/Yvert 364)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above (perforation 11¾)         Surinam - stamp as described above (perforation 12½)

 

 

The World United Against Malaria

date:                       2 May 1962

designer:                 World Health Organization

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

 

7     8 c                    campaign emblem, text "THE WORLD UNITED / AGAINST MALARIA"

                               red

                               (cat. Michel 421/NVPH 384/SG 508/Yvert 371)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

8     10 c                  campaign emblem, text "THE WORLD UNITED / AGAINST MALARIA"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 422/NVPH 385/SG 509/Yvert 372)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

Freedom from Hunger Campaign

date:                       21 March 1963

designer:                 Food and Agricultural Organization

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾ (9) and 12¾:14 (10)

 

9     10 c                  hands, wheat, UN emblem, text "FREEDOM / FROM / HUNGER"

                               red

                               (cat. Michel 431/NVPH 394/SG 518/Yvert 381)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

10    20 c                  reaper in corn field, text "FREEDOM FROM HUNGER"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 432/NVPH 395/SG 519/Yvert 382)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

International Co-operation Year

date:                       26 May 1965

designer:                 United Nations

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13¼:12½

 

11    10 c                  ICY emblem, text "JAAR VAN INTERNATIONALE SAMENWERKING 1965"

                               yellow, blue

                               (cat. Michel 460/NVPH 425/SG 549/Yvert 410)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

12    15 c                  ICY emblem, text "JAAR VAN INTERNATIONALE SAMENWERKING 1965"

                               red, blue

                               (cat. Michel 461/NVPH 426/SG 550/Yvert 411)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

WHO 20th anniversary

date:                       7 April 1968

designer:                 ?

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13¼:12½

 

13    10 c                  WHO emblem, text "WERELDGEZONDHEIDSORGANISATIE / 1948 1968"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 538/NVPH 495/SG 631/Yvert 476)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

14    25 c                  WHO emblem, text "WERELDGEZONDHEIDSORGANISATIE / 1948 1968"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 539/NVPH 496/SG 632/Yvert 477)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

ILO 50th anniversary

date:                       29 October 1969

designer:                 Johan Enschede en Zonen

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13¼:12½

 

15    10 c                  ILO jubilee emblem, text "INTERNATIONAL ARBEIDSORGANISATIE / 1919 1969"

                               bluish green, black

                               (cat. Michel 562/NVPH 520/SG 656/Yvert 500)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

16    25 c                  ILO jubilee emblem, text "INTERNATIONAL ARBEIDSORGANISATIE / 1919 1969"

                               red, black

                               (cat. Michel 563/NVPH 521/SG 657/Yvert 501)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

Inauguration of UPU Headquarters, Berne

date:                       20 May 1970

designer:                 P. Wetselaar

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13¼:12½

 

17    10 c                  UPU Headquarters (front view), text "1970 - NIEUW GEBOUW WERELDPOSTVERENIGING TE BERN"

                               blue, violet

                               (cat. Michel 577/NVPH 536/SG 672/Yvert 515)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

18    25 c                  UPU Headquarters (aerial view), text "1970 - NIEUW GEBOUW / WERELDPOSTVERENIGING TE BERN"

                               red, black

                               (cat. Michel 578/NVPH 537/SG 673/Yvert 516)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 25th anniversary

date:                       26 June 1970

designer:                 S.L. Hartz

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12½:13¼

 

19    10 c                  stone with text "1945-1970 / UNO"

                               ochre

                               (cat. Michel 579/NVPH 538/SG 674/Yvert 517)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

20    25 c                  stone with text "1945-1970 / UNO"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 580/NVPH 539/SG 675/Yvert 518)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

World Telecommunication Day

date:                       17 May 1971

designer:                 ir. L.C. Johannes and ir. A. Verkuyl

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12½:13¼

 

21    15 c                  morse key, text "may 17, / world / telecommunication day" and "27 mei 1843 eerste inter- /

                               locale telegraafverbinding / washington-baltimore 80 km"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 601/NVPH 561/SG 697/Yvert 539)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

22    20 c                  telephone receiver, text "may 17, / world / telecommunication day" and "1926 eerste inter- /

                               nationale telefoonverbinding / engeland-zweden 2500 km"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 602/NVPH 562/SG 698/Yvert 540)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

23    25 c                  moon lander, satellite dish, text "may 17, / world / telecommunication day" and "21 juli 1969

                               eerste inter- / planetaire televisieverbinding / aarde-maan 384.400 km"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 603/NVPH 563/SG 699/Yvert 541)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

Prince Bernhard

date:                       29 June 1971

designer:                 Pieter Brattinga

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

remark:                   issued for the 60th birthday of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands

 

24    15 ct                 portrait, airplanes, building, signature, globe

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 604/NVPH 564/SG 700/Yvert 542)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

UPU Centenary

date:                       11 September 1974

designer:                 BWX

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14¾:14

 

25    15 c                  general post office Paramaribo, text "UPU / 100 / JAAR"

                               blown, black

                               (cat. Michel 680/NVPH 630/SG 779/Yvert 605)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

26    30 c                  general post office Paramaribo, text "UPU / 100 / JAAR"

                               blue, black

                               (cat. Michel 681/NVPH 631/SG 780/Yvert 606)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

International Women's Year

date:                       14 May 1975

designer:                 D. Soekinta

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12½:13¼

 

27    15 c + 5            woman, IWY emblem, text "GELIJKHEID / ONTWIKKELING / VREDE" (equality, development, peace)

                               light green, dark green

                               (cat. Michel 693/NVPH 644/SG 793/Yvert 618)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

28    30 c + 15           woman, IWY emblem, text "GELIJKHEID / ONTWIKKELING / VREDE" (equality, development, peace)

                               light violet, dark violet

                               (cat. Michel 694/NVPH 645/SG 794/Yvert 619)

 

Surinam - stamp as described above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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last revised: 18 November 2008