Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will. Our catalogue contains about 650 tennis related stamps.
Best-known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century, Walt Disney (born 1901- died 1966) was a prominent figure within the American animation industry. He co-founded what is now ‘The Walt Disney Company’ with his brother, Roy O. Disney (b.1893- d.1971) in 1923.
A butterfly is a daytime flying insect. The butterfly life cycle consists of four parts - egg, larva, pupa and adult. It is a popular belief that butterflies have a very short lifespan. However, butterflies in their adult stage live from between one week to nearly one year, depending on the species. An adult butterfly has six legs and four wings . The body is divided into three segments: the head, the chest and the abdomen. They have two antennae, two compound eyes and a snout. Butterflies usually lay their eggs on plants, fixing them to leaves with a special glue-like substance they produce which hardens rapidly. The egg stage lasts several weeks. Butterflies are widely used as various objects of art and jewellery. They are also a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.
Welcome to our shop in Haarlem. Our hostess Sarah will welcome you with a cup of coffee. The opening hours are Wednesday to Friday 10 - 18h and Saturday 10 -17h.
Haarlem is our headquarters. It is where owner Rob Smit began selling stamps in 1983. Over the years PostBeeld has expanded to include two adjacent buildings and now employs more than 20 people at this location. Here our websites are maintained and part orders from other locations merged into one and sent to our customers. A great part of our stock is located here. The office is located at 21 Kloosterstraat. A large public car park (Cronje) is a short walk from the store. Haarlem railway station can be reached on foot in 10 minutes.
Welcome to our shop in Leiden, where Jaap is your host. The shop is open from Wednesday to Saturday (inclusive), from 10.00 to 17.00 (other days by appointment only).
De Leidse Postzegelhandel is one of the oldest stamp shops in The Netherlands, in business since 1941,and situated in Vrouwensteeg 3 in the heart of the old centre of Leiden. In October 2014 ownership transferred to PostBeeld, thus becoming the third PostBeeld store. The shop will continue to operate under the old name we respect so much with the addition of PostBeeld in the title to become “PostBeeld, de Leidse Postzegelhandel”. Vrouwensteeg is a street off the Haarlemmerstraat.
In this shop you can find albums, storage systems, catalogues etc. Both new and second hand. There is always a good stock of stamp books, with prices from a few euros to those worth hundreds. These books can be viewed only in our store. Unlike the rest of PostBeeld’s stock, they are not available to view via the internet. The shop also has a fine stock of coins and banknotes.
Welcome to our shop in Rotterdam. Here our hostess Ruth will welcome you with a cup of coffee. The shop is open from Wednesday to Saturdays from 10:00 to 17:00 (other days by appointment only).
The store is situated at number 255a on the Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam. Originally opened as a stamp shop named Medo in 1963. In October 2012, PostBeeld owner Rob Smit acquired the business. Currently, PostBeeld's employees in Rotterdam number seven people and the operation is managed by Ruth Hofgren. The store is easily accessible. Tram 4 stops right outside the door (stop Claes de Vriese Avenue).
Behind the scenes we work with great care to process your order. At our Haarlem headquarters there is a lot of activity. About 25 people work here dealing with customer orders and administration.
Although our stock is held at around ten different locations in Europe, the Haarlem shop holds the greatest part of PostBeeld's stock and the purchasing department is also based here. If parts of an order are located elsewhere, everything is gathered together in Haarlem before being despatched to the customer.
Our translators and customer service department staff are also based here. In the photograph above orders are picked from our stock. Below are some behind-the-scenes PostBeeld photos.
Processing a purchased collection.
Processing new issues for subscribers in our online store.
Checking that all partial orders are present is done via barcodes. They are then combined and shipped to the customer.
Here work is carried out on the website, translation and administration.