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Belgium

Belgium was part of the Roman Empire until the 2nd century, then became part of the Frankish Empire following Celt and Germanic invasions. It was ruled by the Habsburgs from 1477 until the Peace of Utrecht, 1713, when sovereignty passed to Austria. It was conquered by the French in 1794 and was part of the French Republic and Empire until 1815. Belgium then united with the Netherlands when rebellion against Dutch rule in 1830 led to recognition as an independent kingdom under Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. The country was occupied by Germany during both world wars.

Postage stamps have been issued since 1849

CIA Belgium Data
Location: Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands
Independence: 4 October 1830 (from the Netherlands)
National holiday: National Day, 21 July (ascension of King LEOPOLD to the throne in 1831)

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FIP - Federation Internationale de Philatelie; Member Data
Philatéliques de Belgique
Deumestraat 168 bus 8
B-2640 Mortsel, Belgium
Phone: 0032 3 449 4831
Fax: 0032 3 440 7465
More Clubs:
  • Belgian Congo Study Circle
    Luchgates, Pinfold Hill, Curbar, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3YL, UK
  • Belgian Modern Philatelic Study Circle (Belmophil)
    Eric Mesdagh, T:09/360.03.41, @
    Hoogstraat, 77, 9620 Zottegem

  • Belgian Olympic Philatelic Club
    Avenue Pre au Bois 10
    1640 Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium
    Prov. Antwerpen
    cf.: Belgian Olympic Philatelic Club
    Cooppallaan 25
    9230 Wetteren, Belgium
    Prov. Brabant  

  • American Belgian Philatelic Society (x)
    621 Virginius Drive,
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4417 US

  • Société Belge de l'Entier Postal
    (Belgian Postal Stationery Society)
    Herendreef 6, B - 3001 Heverlee (Leuven),

  • Index of 100's of clubs in Belgium

  • Philatelic Museums & Libraries data: Belgium

    Belgium Stamp Agency in North America ; buy at face
    (Unicover World Trade Corp.)
    1 Unicover Center, Cheyenne, WY
    USA 82008-0001
    Tel.: 1-800-443-4225  

    BelStamps, "Welcome to the foremost philatelic site in Belgium" (French, Dutch, English)
    "On this site..."
    - the recent emissions of the belgian Postal Service
    - Belgian dealers
    - new release program of the belgian Postal Service
    - the clubs and associations
    - philatelic events in Belgium
    - useful links towards other websites
    - theme-page
    - webforum on philately
    - free classified ads
    - sell your stamps by auctions

    (updated URL 12/2001)

    Belgium's LA POSTE - has French & English links
    Postage Stamps Dept. & Philately
    Centre Monnaie
    B-1000 Brussels
    email: philately@philately.post.be
    Fabio says, "You will find a complete source of information about 1998 stamp programme, a standing order form, a printable stock list - in French, German, Dutch and now in English." (I note Museum data too - aj)

    Postage rates
    - Markus Seitz

    Universal Postal Union Addresses for International customer relations
    Société nationale des chemins de fer belges (SNCB)
    ABX TRANSPORT
    Relations internationales
    Mme Marijke Belsack
    Assistant World Pack Manager
    Zoning Industriel Petite Ile
    Boulevard Industriel 14
    B-1070 BRUXELLES
    BELGIQUE

    Téléphone (+32 2) 556 64 60
    Téléfax (+32 2) 556 64 31

    PostEurop member
    Correspondence (French):
    Mr Willy Van Kerckhove
    Manager - Director
    via address of post office
    Tel: +32.2.2262663
    Fax: +32.2.2262157
    Mr Henri Demaret
    Head of International Affairs Service
    Tel: +32.2.2262227
    Fax: +32.2.2262456
    email: be_post_affaires_internationales@compuserve.com

    Zip Code Finder for USA, Belgium, France

    Charline Charleroi: codes postaux belges - belgian zip codes ; engine and list


    Emissions de La Poste Belge 1997 - 98 ; with images (commercial site)

    Luk Vanduffel - a Belgium Dealer ( French, Dutch, German, English)

    Corneille Soeteman S.A. - The Belgian Philately - La PhilatÈlie Belge ( English, French & ?)
    English wasn't up yet but French was.

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