Various Scenes from Sint Maarten
Since 2010, Sint Maarten (the southern half of an island shared with the French overseas collectivity of Saint Martin) has been a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and it has issued its own stamps. For the 61 years prior to that, it used the stamps of the Netherlands Antilles. Before 1949 it used stamps inscribed Curacao which were used on all the dependent Dutch islands in the Caribbean. The first stamps for Curacao were issued in 1873; the first post office in Philipsburg in Sint Maarten was opened on January 1, 1882. Several pictorial definitive and commemorative issues have depicted scenes from Sint Maarten.
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