Sunday, 27 June 2010

COVER AND LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM BELGIUM

On August 26th 2008 Belgium Post issued five personalized stamps (called Duostamps) featuring the character Tintin, a young Belgian reporter, hero of comic strips created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi. Duostamps are personalized stamps where the tab on the right is in fact the stamp and on the left you can choose your own motif.
Belgium released four values depicting the current King Albert II (ascended to the throne in 1993) and the cover brings the Royal effigy issued on January 2nd, 2009. It is the € 1,15 value stamp for worldwide mail.


The postcard with the inscription “Belgian Coast” presents four lighthouses of that country. Belgium has a North Sea coast about 65 km (40 mi) long, all of it located in the Flemish-speaking province of West Vlaanderen (West Flanders). There are four ports on this coast: Nieuwpoort, Oostende, Blankenberge, and Zeebrugge, and each of the four has its own collection of lighthouses. Knokke-Heist, a seaside resort is located east of Zeebrugge port. Thank you very much, Nathalie.

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