I stumbled upon an adorable stamp shop, Reinhard Heinemann Philatelie (Kollwitzstraße 93), where I pawed through their first day of issue covers to add to my collection. The Netherlands really takes the cake for this visit. Above, some favorites. The bottom envelope is just perfect to my mind: the font, the font of the cancelling stamp, the thatched house illustration. The middle one commemorates the lower house of parliament. The top envelope highlights such a wonderful historical statistic: "Erasumus spent 10% of his income on postage." I know the feeling, Desiderius.