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31 August 2020

Visitors to the Garden (definitive stamps)

Belgium: Visitors to the Garden (definitive stamps), 31 August 2020. Images from bpost.

Technical Specifications:

Sheet 50 stamps visitor to the garden, value 1 NOT PRIOR
Theme: For this show, we chose animals that are often present in Belgian gardens.
Postage stamps: a. Hedgehog b. Owl scares c. Red squirrel d. Asian beetle e. Turkish dove f. Garenne rabbit g. Green Frog h. Domestic bee i. Grey mouse j. Familiar redgorge
Creation: Drawings Marijke Meersman – Layout of the notebook Myriam Voz
Stamp format: 25mm x 30mm
Notebook format: Fold: 160mm x 75mm – Open: 160mm x 450mm
Notebook composition: 50 postage stamps (5 x 10 postage stamps)
Value 1 Belgium
For standard formats up to 50g
Paper: versatile white, self-stick attached to a paper holder
Dentelure: Type 10
Printing process: Offset
Issue date: August 31, 2020
Repro and Print: Philately bpost and Stamps Printing

10 Little Visitors to the Daily Garden

Issue of permanent postage stamps

This autumn, bpost is issuing a new booklet of 50 postage stamps. After fruits are the animals in our gardens that are honored. Marijke Meersman designed ten different postage stamps, including the vibrant colors are a continuation of the previous boxes.

The ten animals represented on the postage stamps are: the hedgehog, the barn owl, red squirrel, ladybug, turkish turtledove, rabbit wild, green frog, bee house, the gray mouse and the red throat. “Wild animals, we crosses everywhere, whether in town or in the countryside “, explains the illustrator Marijke Meersman. “It’s when leaving of this idea that bpost and I have made a list of all the animals with which we could enter into contact. But that list was way too long (laughs). However, we wanted to present a maximum of different species. The appearance of the animal also had to be enough different. There are many animals in shades of brown, but we wanted also insert some in brighter colors ”.

“I made a sort of official portrait of each animal. I emphasized in this regard on the head, each animal looking in our direction. We might thus believe that one surprises them. I relied on photos to to study all the possible postures. By combining my own imagination, I came up with the perfect illustration for postage stamps ”.

The 50 stamp booklet takes less than place that box of 100. You see always immediately how much stamps you have left. The booklet is also easy to divide and share. The entire production process is carried out in-house, so it is more respectful of the environment because there is has no transport from a subcontractor. In addition, this type of product requires less storage space.

Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus):

Barn Owl (Tyto alba):

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris):

Asian Ladybug (Harmonia axyridis):

Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur):

European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus):

Green Frog (Pelophylax sp):

European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera):

Common Mouse (Mus musculus):

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula):

First Day Covers:

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