The many species of monkey have varied relationships with humans. Some are kept as pets, others used as model organisms in laboratories or in space missions. Macaques are commonly used as model organisms, especially the Rhesus Macaque. In traditional Islamic dietary laws, the eating of monkeys is forbidden.
Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in China, Africa and South East Asia. The Monkey is the ninth in the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. In religion and culture, the monkey often represents quick-wittedness and mischief.
In short, the definition of anti-racism includes any organised movement or act which promotes the equality of human beings of each race, skin colour or religion.
There have been many important moments in history which have led to the more equal society we live in today, from the abolition of slavery in the 19th Century to the anti-apartheid movement and the famous Martin Luther King speech in America in the 20th Century.
However, there are great challenges ahead in the battle against anti-racism, witness the fact that slavery and job discrimination still exists in parts of the World and tribal and religious wars continue in many countries.
Billiards and its variant games are very popular worldwide. There are two main varieties of billiard games - carom and pocket. The main carom billiards games are known as ‘straight rail’, ‘balkline’ and ‘three cushion’ billiards. All are played on a pocketless table with three balls - two cue balls and one object ball. Players use a stick known as a cue. A cue is usually either a one piece tapered stick or a two piece stick divided in the middle by a joint of metal or phenolic resin. High quality cues are generally two pieces and are made of a hardwood, usually maple for billiards and ash for snooker. To score points in a game players strike with the cue the cue ball, aiming to make contact with the opponent's cue ball as well as the object ball.
Welcome to our shop in Haarlem. Our hostess will welcome you with a cup of coffee. The opening hours are Wednesday to 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 this is, with over 200m2, our largest store. Our headoffice is also situated in Haarlem. Here our websites are maintained and part orders from other locations merged into one and sent to our customers. The shop is located at 17 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. Our headoffice is located at Emrikweg 26B.
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.
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 on two locations 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 our Haarlem office before being despatched to the customer.
Our translators and customer service department staff are also based in Haarlem. 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.