Belgium Marks 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Postcodes

Belgium 2019-03-18

On March 18, 2019 Belgium Post issued a stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of postcodes in Belgium. The horizontal formatted and very colorful single issue depicts a map of Belgium “stylistically” divided into approximately nine sub-divisions each with a large numeral shown inside each, basically indicating the first digit […]

100th Anniversary of the Belgium Royal Meteorological Institute

Belgium 2013-06-24

Fellow map stamp collector Julien writes from Europe to inform us of a very interesting and hidden map on the June 26, 2013 issue from Belgium Post which marks the 100th anniversary of the Belgium Royal Meteorological Institute and their forecasting of the weather. The souvenir sheet shown below contains five stamps. […]

Belgium Mini-sheet Commemorates Mercator and Hondius

Belgium 2012-03-12

A new two stamp mini-sheet was issued by Belgium Post on March 12, 2012 to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Gerhard Mercator. The “Rate 3” denominated (€ 7.14) sheet features two stamps, the left one of Gerhard Mercator and the right of Jodocius Hondius. The background of the […]

Belgium Post Paul Otlet Mini-sheet

Belgium 2010-01-18

Belgium Post issued a mini-sheet on January 18, 2010 commemorating the life and work of Paul Otlet. This uniquely designed mini-sheet contains a single € 4.60 stamp, showing Otlet in front of a large globe. In the foreground are a stack of books. To the left on the mini-sheet is an […]