Mistakes in the Scott listing for the Netherlands
1. it is a dove
The mistake may have been caused by the first airmail stamps from 1921, also designed by Lebeau, shown on the right. These stamps are described as "a seagull flying over sea" and are clearly a forerunner of the 1924 design. Although there are clearly similarities between the designs the differences are also obvious. This was recognised by all catalogues except Scott's where the dove design is misdescribed as gull until this day.
2. it is a duck
3. draughts not checkersOK, I have to admit that this is a minor mistake, but still...
According to Scott this stamp commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Dutch Checkers Association. Little problem: there is no such association. Checkers is a boardgame for 2 played with 12 pieces each on a chessboard (8 x 8). Popular in the USA but not in the Netherlands. If you look at the picture you can count 10 fields from the left to the right. The game that is shown is "dammen" (draughts). It is comparable with checkers, but played on a 10 x 10 board with slightly different rules. It is particularly popular in the Netherlands, Russia and parts of Africa.