SCB Stamp Collecting Blog - the premier resource for exclusive stamp information and news

Postage stamps and philately of Belgium

This is index page for articles about Postage stamps and philately of Belgium . Below you find excerpts on available stories. To read the full stories, please subscribe or sign in.

Introduction to Belgian precancels

Introduction to Belgian precancelsOne of the unsung heroes of stamp collecting are Belgian precancels or 'preos' as called locally. Just like precancelled stamps of any country, these are common low face value definitive stamps which were pre-cancelled for bulk mail usage. The minimum quantity which had to be bought from the Post Office was 1000 copies. Due to nature of  precancelled stamps, these are often times easily found and relatively cheap (though there are exceptions). The Belgian precancels are traditionally split to two types: locals and general issues. ...(989 words,15 images, 5 comments)

Interesting variety on 1922 Belgian Houyoux / Albert III postage stamp

Interesting variety on 1922 Belgian Houyoux / Albert III  postage stampDuring the holidays I spent couple of days going through a largish pile of Belgian definitive stamps that had been sitting on my table for some months. All in all it seemed there was nothing of greater interest until I spotted an interesting looking variety on 5 cent stamp from the 1922 series generally known as Houyoux-series (after engraver Leon Houyoux). ...(148 words,2 images, 6 comments)

Belgium 1882/1894 Parcel Post stamp forgeries

Belgium 1882/1894 Parcel Post stamp forgeriesI was doing my usual 'Sunday morning rounds' on the web reading various stamp related boards, when I found an an interesting topic asking how to identify Belgium 1882/1894 Parcel Post Issue forgeries. There were no answers to topic (at the time), but this is an interesting question as I've had nearly 20 years two stamps from this series that I believe to be fakes. So I started to search for more knowledge. ...(404 words,2 images, 8 comments)

Q&A: stamps of BENELUX (Belgium, Netherland, Luxembourg)

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Belgium, Netherland or Luxembourg (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 41 comments).

All original content and images of this blog is under copyright protection; any kind of reproduction of full contents without permission of the owner is hereby denied. All Rights Reserved © Keijo Kortelainen, 2009-2024 unless otherwise stated. All photos of stamps in this blog are enlargements or reductions of original stamps from private collection of author of the blog (unless otherwise stated). The designs of stamps and postmarks are copyright of issuing postal authorities and their designers. The comments / discussion on this blog are copyright of their retrospective authors, and represent the opinion of their authors. When submitting content of any type to this Website, you agree that you assign to this Website and its successors perpetual and unlimited license free of charge to host, store, publish, reproduce, publicly display or otherwise use any content and materials of any type provided or contributed by You. Catalog numbers (Scott, Michel, SG etc) are the copyrighted property of their publishers. | See our privacy policy