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Council of State

     The stamp was issued in 1991 to recognize the four hundred fiftiety anniversary of the Council of State.

SCN 615

A Map in Marble

     The map on the European Council stamp issued in 1997 by the Netherlands is the eastern hemisphere, inlaid in the floor in the Burgerzaal, the Citizensí Hall, in the Koninklijk Paleis, the Royal Palace (1648-1665) on the Dam Square in Amsterdam. The map on the marble floor depicts both hemispheres and a map of the sky with the constellations of the northern sky.

SCN 966