Archive for the ‘Belgium’ Category

#1010 Belgium 15/09/08

Belgium 150908This very nice FDC from Belgium was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued on September 7, posted on September 8 and arrived already on September 9, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the dinosaur genera Olorotitan and Deinonychus.

See also: #718 United Kingdom 13/10/10

#953 Belgium 15/05/30

Belgium 150530This very nice FDC from Belgium was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued in Mons on May 30 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The stamps depict Marshal Michel Ney (1769 – 1815) and Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821).

#687 Belgium 13/03/04

Belgium 130304Thanks, Roland, for sending this nice cover from Belgium! It was posted on March 4 and arrived on March 5, 2013.

The stamp depicts the famous Belgian Blue cattle.

#464 Belgium 10/11/02

Thomas sent me this nice cover from Belgium, thank you! It was posted in Ghent on November 2 and arrived on November 4, 2010.

#360 Belgium 10/04/10

Thank you, Thomas, for this nice cover from Antwerpen! It was posted on April 10 and arrived on April 15.

The left stamp was issued on April 15, 2010—the postmark date on this letter is April 10! Both commemorate the Stamp Day (Feest van de Postzegel) and Antverpia 2010.

The right stamp is the Christmas stamp of 1994.

#327 Belgium 10/02/20

Thank you, Thomas, for this nice first day cover from Roeselare, Belgium!

It was posted on February 20, 2010. The left stamp is part of the “Smurfs” mini-sheet (issued on November 29, 2008), the right stamp and the FDC cancellation commemorate the cartoon character Largo Winch.

#316 Belgium 10/04/12

Thank you, Thomas, for this very nice cover from Belgium! It was posted in Antwerp on April 12 and arrived on April 14, 2010.

The attached stamp is part of the set 25 jaar hoogvliegers in de filatelie (25 years of high-flyers in philately), which was issued on April 15, 2010. Therefore the stamp was used before its actual issuing date!

The special cancellation commemorates the Antverpia 2010. Below the stamp there is also a signature of André Buzin, who designed the stamp set!

#173 Belgium 09/02/09

Belgium 090209This Belgian cover was posted in Charleroi on February 9, 2009. It has attached two 2002 stamps depicting windmills.

#114 Belgium 09/03/07

belgium-090307Thomas send me this nice FDC with the two stamps of the mini-sheet issued on March 7, 2009. It commemorates the Belgian feminist movement. They depict Marthe Boël (1877-1956) and Lily Boeykens (1930-2005). According to the info of Belgian Post, the stamps have a value of € 0.59 each.

Thank you!

Belgium 08/12/29

belgium-081229Cover from Belgium, posted in Ieper on December 29, 2008.

Thomas sent me this nice cover with a stamp of the 2008 minisheet (issued on November 29), which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Smurfs, and a stamp (“Youth Philately”, issued on November 19, 2006) of the unusual face value of € 0.46. The Smurfs stamp has no face value, what is the value of this stamp?

Thank you for this nice cover!

Belgium FDC 2008/10/18

First day cover from Belgium, posted on October 18, 2008. It commemorates the National Shoemuseum in Izegem.

Thomas, thank you for this nice FDC!

Belgium 2008/09/08

Cover from Belgium posted in Ieper on September 8, 2008.

The left stamp depicts the nightingale Rossignol philomele. The two other stamps have the label “vacation”.

Thomas, thank you for this nice cover!

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