Fabulous, silver metallic, embossed, undivided back Art Nouveau postcard featuring a lounging glamorous woman on the front with a pinkish wash. Wonderful Art Nouveau embellishments. This postcard was published by K.B. & Co. - Karl Braun & Co of München & Berlin and posted in 1905 with a red 1 C stamp issued in 1899 by the Netherlands. The card has an Amsterdam cancellation mark. Postcard is in very good antique condition with writing by the sender on the front, a small fold of the lower right hand corner, foxing on the verso and corner bumping.
Definitives of 1898-1924
From Stamp Collecting World's Website
New definitive postage Netherlands stamps were necessitated by another change in the Dutch monarchy during late 1898.
On September 6, 1898, at the age of eighteen, the investiture ceremony for Queen Wilhelmina was held, making her the official Head of State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This event triggered a brand new series of definitive Netherlands stamps, depicting the still very young Queen Wilhelmina as the reigning monarch. The 1/2 C. through 2 1/2 C. denomination horizontal-format Netherlands stamps feature a denomination numeral as the central design. The 3 C. through 60 C. denomination vertical-format Netherlands stamps feature the left-facing portrait of the young Queen Wilhelmina.
Silver metallic, embossed, undivided back Art Nouveau postcard of glamour woman