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15 June 2020

EUROPA — Ancient Postal Routes

Belgium: EUROPA – Ancient Postal Routes, 15 June 2020. Images from bpost.

Date of Issue: 15th June 2020

one souvenir-sheet of two stamps (2x Europe 3rd class value)

Old postal routes
9.30 €
Theme : Long before the government organised postal service as a universal service, there were postal services that mapped out routes in a country or between different countries. For example, we think of the “Thurn und Taxis” family, which connected many European countries. We bring the atmosphere around the postal routes to life in this issue.
Stamps: a. Picture with lion, 2nd half 19th century, of a Belgian postman b. Picture with license plate “W” of a postman (on foot) from the Dutch period 1815-1830 . Embossed stamps and fifth colour
Leaf: “La chaise de poste”, by Eugène Péchaubès. Lithography with gouache.
Creation : Kris Maes
Stamp size : 40mm x 50mm
Size of the leaf : 220mm x 165mm
Classification of the leaf : 2 stamps
Value : 3 Europe
For non-normalised shipments up to 100g
Paper : gumped white FSC
Tanding : 11 1/2
Printing process : Offset
Issue date : 15 June 2020
Repro and print : bpost Philately & Stamps Printing

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