Belgium: Railways Stamps

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A. Railways stamps
B. Railways Newspaper stamps
C. Railways Luggage stamps
D. Railways Official stamps
E. Regular Issues


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A. Railways stamps

Issue year Issue description Updated
1879 Railway parcel stamps: 1879-1882 issue (1)
1881 Railway parcel stamps: 1879-1882 issue (2)
1882 Railway parcel stamps: 1879-1882 issue (3)
1882 Railway parcel stamps: 1882-1894 issue (1)
1883 Railway parcel stamps: 1882-1894 issue (2)
1886 Railway parcel stamps: 1882-1894 issue (3)
1887 Railway parcel stamps: 1882-1894 issue (4)
1888 Railway parcel stamps: 1882-1894 issue (5)
1894 Railway parcel stamps: 1882-1894 issue (6)
1895 Railway parcel stamps: 1895-1902 issue (1)
1896 Railway parcel stamps: 1895-1902 issue (2)
1897 Railway parcel stamps: 1895-1902 issue (3)
1901 Railway parcel stamps: 1895-1902 issue (4)
1902 Railway parcel stamps: 1895-1902 issue (5)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1902 Railway parcel stamps: 1902-1914 issue (1)
1906 Railway parcel stamps: 1902-1914 issue (2)
1912 Railway parcel stamps: 1902-1914 issue (3)
1913 Railway parcel stamps: 1902-1914 issue (4)
1914 Railway parcel stamps: 1902-1914 issue (5)
1915 Railway parcel stamps: overprinted issue
1915 Railway parcel stamps: 1915-1919 issue (1) 28 Dec 2003
1919 Railway parcel stamps: 1915-1919 issue (2) 28 Dec 2003
1920 Railway parcel stamps: London issue
1920 Railway parcel stamps: Mechelen issue (1)
1920 Railway parcel stamps: Mechelen issue (2)
1921 Railway parcel stamps: Mechelen issue (3)
1921 Railway parcel stamps: 1921-1922 issue (1)
1922 Railway parcel stamps: 1921-1922 issue (2)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1923 Railway parcel stamps: 1923-1940 issue (1)
1924 Railway parcel stamps: overprinted issue
1924 Railway parcel stamps: 1923-1940 issue (2)
1927 Railway parcel stamps: 1923-1940 issue (3)
1928 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted issue
1929 Railway parcel post stamps: 1929-1930 issue (1)
1930 Railway parcel post stamps: 1929-1930 issue (2)
1931 Railway parcel stamps: 1923-1940 issue (4)
1933 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted issue
1934 Railway parcel post stamps: locomotive
1935 Railway parcel stamps: centenary
1938 Railway parcel post stamps: winged wheel
1939 Railway parcel stamps: Brussels conference
1939 Railway military parcel post stamps: overprinted winged wheel
Issue year Issue description Updated
1940 Railway parcel stamps: 1923-1940 issue (5)
1940 Railway parcel stamps: overprinted issue
1941 Railway parcel stamps: colours changed
1942 Railway stamps: railway workers (1) 18 Mar 2001
1942 Railway stamps: signal 05 Feb 2000
1945 Railway stamps: railway workers (2) 30 Oct 2002
1945 Railway parcel post stamps: Mercury (1)
1946 Railway stamps: railway workers (3)
1946 Railway parcel post stamps: Mercury (2)
1946 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted winged wheel
1947 Railway stamps: road crossing 18 Mar 2001
1947 Railway parcel post stamps: archer
1948 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted archer
1948 Railway parcel post stamps: parcel
Issue year Issue description Updated
1949 Railway stamps: locomotives (1) 30 Oct 2002
1949 Railway stamps: locomotives (2) 18 Mar 2001
1950 Railway parcel post stamps: 1950-1952 issue (1) 18 Mar 2001
1951 Railway parcel post stamps: 1950-1952 issue (2)
1951 Railway stamps: 25th anniversary
1952 Railway parcel post stamps: 1950-1952 issue (3)
1952 Railway stamps: locomotives (3)
1953 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted issue
1953 Railway stamps: Brussels north-south
1953 Railway stamps: Brussels stations (1)
1954 Railway stamps: Brussels stations (2)
1954 Railway parcel post stamps: new Brussels north station
1955 Railway stamps: Brussels stations (3)
1956 Railway stamps: Brussels stations (4)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1956 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted issue
1957 Railway stamps: Brussels stations (5)
1957 Railway parcel post stamps: Mercury
1959 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted issue
1959 Railway parcel post stamps: old Brussels north station
1960 Railway stamps: 75th anniversary
1961 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted old Brussels north station
1962 Railway parcel post stamps: old Brussels south station
1963 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted old Brussels south station
1963 Railway parcel post stamps: Antwerp station
1964 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted Antwerp station
1965 Railway parcel post stamps: Ghent station
1966 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted Ghent station
1967 Railway parcel post stamps: Arlon station (1)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1968 Railway stamps: trains (1)
1968 Railway parcel post stamps: Arlon station (2)
1968 Railway postage due stamps: Brussels stations (6)
1970 Railway parcel post stamps: Arlon station (3)
1970 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted Arlon station
1971 Railway parcel post stamps: Ostend station
1971 Railway parcel post stamps: overprinted Ostend station
1972 Railway stamps: 50th anniversary
1972 Railway stamps: trains (2)
1973 Railway stamps: trains (3)
1974 Railway stamps: conference
1975 Railway postage due stamps: Brussels stations (7)
1976 Railway stamps: trains (4)
1976 Railway stamps: trains (5)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1976 Railway stamps: 50th anniversary
1976 Railway postage due stamps: Brussels stations (8)
1977 Railway stamps: trains (6)
1977 Railway stamps: Paul Delvaux (1)
1978 Railway postage due stamps: Brussels stations (9)
1978 Railway stamps: trains (7)
1979 Railway postage due stamps: Brussels stations (10)
1980 Railway stamps: wagons 20 May 2001
1982 Railway postage due stamps: pictogram (1)
1984 Railway postage due stamps: pictogram (2)
1985 Railway stamps: Paul Delvaux (2) 05 Feb 2000
1987 Railway postage due stamps: railway tourism
1996 (*) Railway stamps: Thalys train 05 Feb 2000
1997 (*) Railway stamps: new rolling material 05 Feb 2000
Issue year Issue description Updated
1998 (*) Railway stamps: Eurostar and Thalys 05 Feb 2000
1999 (*) Railway stamps: uniforms

(*) These issues now officially have been assigned the status of "cinderella" by the official Belgian stamp catalogue
(as of the 2002 catalogue issue)!


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B. Railways Newspaper stamps

Issue year Issue description Updated
1928 JOURNAUX DAGBLADEN 1928 overprint
1929 JOURNAUX DAGBLADEN overprint
1931 JOURNAUX DAGBLADEN overprint
1932 JOURNAUX DAGBLADEN overprint


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C. Railways Luggage stamps

Issue year Issue description Updated
1935 BAGAGES REISGOED overprint
1936 BAGAGES REISGOED overprint


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D. Railways Official stamps

Issue year Issue description Updated
1929 King Albert I (Houyoux type) - winged wheel overprint (1)
1929 1929 Lion - winged wheel overprint (1)
1930 King Albert I (Houyoux type) - winged wheel overprint (2)
1930 1929 Lion - winged wheel overprint (2)
1931 1929 Lion - winged wheel overprint (3)
1932 1932-1935 issue - winged wheel overprint (1)
1935 1932-1935 issue - winged wheel overprint (2)
1936 Coat of arms - winged wheel overprint (1)
1936 King Leopold III - winged wheel overprint (1)
1937 Coat of arms - winged wheel overprint (2)
1938 Coat of arms - winged wheel overprint (3)
1938 King Leopold III - winged wheel overprint (2)
1941 Coat of arms - B in oval overprint
1941 King Leopold III - B in oval overprint (1)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1941 King Leopold III (Poortman type) - B in oval overprint
1942 Coat of arms - winged wheel overprint (4)
1942 King Leopold III - winged wheel overprint (3)
1943 King Leopold III - B in oval overprint (2)
1946 Coat of arms - B in oval (1)
1948 Coat of arms - B in oval (2)
1948 Export - B in oval (1)
1949 Coat of arms - B in oval (3)
1949 Export - B in oval (2)
1952 1951 Lion - B in oval (1)
1954 King Baudouin (Marchand type) - B in oval (1)
1959 1951 Lion - B in oval (2)
1959 King Baudouin (Marchand type) - B in oval (2)
1966 1951 Lion - B in oval (3)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1967 1951 Lion - B in oval (4)
1970 1951 Lion - B in oval (5)
1970 King Baudouin (Marchand type) - B in oval (3)
1971 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (1) 28 Dec 2003
1972 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (2) 28 Dec 2003
1974 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (3) 28 Dec 2003
1975 1951 Lion - B in oval (6) 28 Dec 2003
1975 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (4) 28 Dec 2003
1976 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (5)
1977 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (6)
1977 1977 Lion - B in oval (1) 28 Dec 2003
1978 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (7)
1979 1951 Lion - B in oval (7)
1979 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (8)
Issue year Issue description Updated
1980 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (9) 28 Dec 2003
1980 1977 Lion - B in oval (2) 28 Dec 2003
1982 1951 Lion - B in oval (8)
1982 1977 Lion - B in oval (3)
1982 1977 Lion - B in oval (4) 28 Dec 2003
1983 King Baudouin (Elström type) - B in oval (10)


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E. Regular issues

Issue year Issue description Updated
1946 Anti-Tuberculosis (1)
1947 ** Anti-Tuberculosis (2) **
1949 Postal transport
1955 Cultural fund
1956 Electrification Brussels-Luxembourg
1957 Cultural fund
1957 Zeebrugge harbour
1958 United Nations (1) 05 Feb 2000
1958 ** United Nations - Airmail (2) **
1963 Transport Ministers Conference
1968 National interest
1969 Stamp day: Mail train 18 Mar 2001
1972 50th Anniverary of U.I.C.
1976 50th Anniversary of Belgian Railway Company
Issue year Issue description Updated
1976 Brussels Underground 18 Mar 2001
1978 European action
1979 Stamp day: Railway parcels stamp
1983 Trams
1983 Stamp day: Brussels South station
1983 Europa: Paintings
1983 ** Belgian Exports (1) **
1984 Belgian Exports (2)
1985 Public transport year
1985 Navigation Congress Brussels
1997 Promotion of philately
1997 Paul Delvaux 30 Oct 2002
1998 Thalys 05 Feb 2000


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Page update log:

  • 22 Jan 2007: Pages moved to Alphabetilately.com, Regular Issues restored
  • 25 Jan 2003: overview now is limited to Belgian Railways, Newspaper, Luggage, and Railways Official stamps (regular issues have been removed).
  • 01 Sep 1999: initial setup.