Thursday, 27 April 2017


Belgium is a kingdom in the northwest of Europe, issuing stamps since 1849.

The stamp for the European tariff was affixed by myself. The postmark is from the Philatelic Bureau in Mechelen and shows tweezers and a magnigying glass, essential attributes for a stamp collector. The envelope was sent back to me from Mechelen in a registered envelope. Quite a service considering the stamp only costs € 1,13.

Website of the Belgian Philatelic Service (only in Dutch and French):

Date sent: 5 April 2017
Date postmark: 11 April 2017
Date received: 20 April 2017
Number of days: 15
Envelope in collection: 6

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