Belgium began using national postage stamps on July 8, 1849, when two imperforate stamps, a 10c. brown and 20c. blue, collectively known as Epaulettes, were introduced. A few months later a 40c. red stamp with a new design was issued, for postage to foreign destinations. In 1850 two new stamps of 10c. and 20c. were issued.
Initially, all Belgian stamps were issued with the French name "Belgique" only, as the French was the original language of government. Under the government of Auguste Beernaert, however, stamps began to be issued with the Dutch language "België" too from 1889
The modern stamps of Belgium are highly collectible worldwide, but especially so in Europe and the BENELUX countries.
BBPOST has a very conservative issuing policy which makes their stamps even more appreciated by collectors. Stamps are only made available to collectors for a period of 12 months after this period they are withdrawn from sale although the complete Year Sets are available for a longer period.
Belgium is famous for the high quality of its stamps and attention to detail and this is evident by browsing through our website at the current year collection.
WOPA is delighted to have Belgium as part of the website available on the site.