Netherlands: Autocar post office
It is not usually the practice of The Postal Bee to show FDC's. For you
can only use a FDC in an exhibit because of the stamp or the postmark.
For two reasons this FDC is shown:
It was always the
question: is there a bee or a bumble bee on the Dutch "For the
child" stamp 1950 - 2+3 ct. The question is answered in a
former Postal Bee: the designer just ment a 'bee'. Left on the FDC
you can see under the girl's arm a beehive. So that's an extra proof.
The most important
reason to show the FDC is the cancellation. The stamps were
cancelled in an autocar post office. And that's postal history. A
very appreciated element in an exhibit.
FDC: collection Paul
by Jan de Crom
from "The Postal Bee" 5/2006
Group Bee Philately