Saturday, 16 November 2013

STEINHAUSEN, Rudolf

INFORMATION

Rudolf Steinhausen (1883-1947) started working as an engraver in Enschedé's Department for Monetary Material in 1924. He was German and during World War Two he became a member of the pro-German NSB party. On the eve of the start of the liberation of the Netherlands, in September 1944, he fled to Germany, never to return again to Enschedé. He was officially sacked in May 1945, after the end of the war.

The design phase for the 1934 Dutch Crisis stamps had taken so long that there was hardly any time left to engrave the dies. This is why, in the end, Steinhausen and Jan Warnaar had to assist H. Seegers on the die for the 6c stamp. The 5c stamp was a co-production of both Steinhausen and Warnaar.

STAMPS BY YEAR

1930
Netherlands, Child welfare

1933
Netherlands, William of Orange

1934
Curaçao, Dutch colonization
Netherlands, Crisis
Netherlands, Curaçao tercentenary

1935
Netherlands, Welfare funds

1936
Curaçao, Widow's Cap Definitives
Netherlands, Welfare funds
Surinam, Widow's Cap Definitives

REFERENCES

- Handboek Postwaarden Nederland, Issue C20 

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