Jan Bons, the designer of the 1951 Dutch airmail stamps, had suggested his good friend Jean Paul Vroom, with whom he usually worked, should engrave the die for these stamps. Whilst both printer and postal authorities had misgivings from the start, they did decide to give Vroom a chance, seeing that there was no tight deadline to be met. He worked on various dies throughout 1950, and even received some assistance from Enschedé's owen engraver Cornelis Mechelse, but it was to no avail. In April 1951 it was decided to have the stamps engraved by another of Enschedé's engravers, Willem van Dijk.
STAMP-RELATED ITEMS BY YEAR
Netherlands, Unaccepted die for airmail stamps
- Handboek Postwaarden Nederland, Issue D6