Key: 5260  
Country:
Group: Belgian
Volume: 52
Issued: 3848 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 30,519 sq.km; Population - 10,258,000; Capital - Brussels
A Kingdom located in northwestern Europe, between France and the Netherlands.
Highly developed country, its economy mainly based on exporting of machinery,
motor vehicles, chemicals, textiles and fabrics. The worlds largest diamond
trading center is located in Antwerp.
Since 1948 it is part of the Benelux union. Most of the Belgian territory was
occupied by German army during World War I, and entirely during World War II.
In 1920 the German territory of EUPEN AND MALMEDY was annexed to Belgium by
plebiscite. Belgium owned the colonies of BELGIAN CONGO and RUANDA URUNDI, which
became independent in the early 1960`s.
First stamps issued in 1849. Direct UPU membership since July 1st, 1875. Annual
output about 60.
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Inscriptions
POSTES with portrait facing partly right
POSTES with portrait facing left
BELGIQUE
BELGIQUE BELGIE
BELGIQVE BELGIE
BRUXELLES BRUSSEL
BELGIEN in Gothic script overprinted on stamps of Germany
OOST FRONT
WAPEN
LEGIOEN VLAANDEREN
LEGION WALLONIE
B within an oval
A PAYER TE BETALEN
COLIS POSTAL
COLIS POSTAUX
1TF or 2TF, 3TF, 4TF, 5TF, 6TF, 7TF, 8TF, 9TF, 10TF or 20TF w/o country name

Index
BELGIUM
      German Occupation 1914-1916
         Flamish Legion 1941-1943
         Wallonish Legion 1942
      Official Stamps
      Railway Parcels Stamps
      Railway Parcel Due Stamps
      Military Stamps
      Postage Due Stamps
      Franchise Stamps
      Parcel Post Stamps
      Telegraph Stamps
      Newspaper Stamps
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
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Related Countries

EUPEN AND MALMEDY
Eupen And Malmedy

BELGIAN CONGO
Belgian Congo

RUANDA URUNDI
Ruanda Urundi