First Day Cover

1997 November 15
Enkhuizen, the Netherlands
In 1997 the official Dutch arrival of Saint Nicholas was in the little town of Enkhuizen. This town issued on 15 November 1997 a First Day Cover to commemorate this arrival. The Dutch “television” Sinterklaas is shown on the cover. It also has a special postmark cancellation of Enkhuizen, the town who organized this national Saint Nicholas event. There is also a letter from a child to Saint Nicholas:

Dear Sinterklaas, I live in Enkhuizen. You’ll appear on television by us. But I’ll go to the boat, because that is much more fun. Please will you bring along a present—
Best regards to Zwarte Piet