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Postal Authorities Dealers & Auction Houses Auction Websites Useful Resources
Philatelic Resources:

werkgroep.mecanotelie.in.evergem.be:

A Dutch language website by Lucien van Hecke covering aspects of modern Belgian postal mechanisation and cancellations.

www.philagodu.be/LISTES_CONVERSION/listesco.html:

A useful resource giving equivalent catalogue numbers for Belgian stamps listing COB/OCB (Catalogue Officiel Belge/Officiel Belgische Catalogus), Yvert & Tellier, Scott and Michel. Courtesy of Jean-Paul GODU of Philagodu.

www.legerposterij.be/index.html:

An excellent website tracing the history of the Belgian military posts from 1830 to date by Hans R. Holdijk.

www.xs4all.nl/~dwiewon/fila/belgfila.htm:

A Dutch (Netherlands) based website by Rein C. Bakhuizen van den Brink on technical aspects of Belgian stamp production.

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histoire_philat%C3%A9lique_et_postale_de_la_Belgique:

A brief outline of the history of Belgian philately with a long section on the French Occupation Period (Départements Conquis). Contains useful links

http://fauxtimbres.skynetblogs.be/:

A useful French-language blog covering attempts to forge Belgian stamps and postmarks. Includes examples of repairs intended to defraud.

www.academiebelgium.be/fr/index.asp:

The Belgian Academy of Philatelists (l’Académie de Philatélie de Belgique).

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/International_Postage_Meter_Stamp_Catalog/Belgium

Part of what will be a worldwide catalogue of meter marks.  Should be helpful in writing up covers for your town or province displays!  

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General Resources:

www.japhila.cz/hof/0258/index0258a.htm:

An excellent philatelic display by “Napoleon” of the postal history of Belgium during WWI.

www.isg.rhul.ac.uk/~martin/belgobib.htm:

An amusing ironic A-Z of Belgium by ?

www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/europe/belgiqueetat_histoire.htm:

An interesting website on the history of Belgium focusing on the development of the use of different languages (in French).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Belgian_monarchs:

A table in English listing the Belgian monarchs linking to biographical information on wikipedia.be.

www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/background/flanders-medieval.htm#counts:

A detailed approachable background history. Very useable.

www.nettyroyal.nl/belgium.html:

A brief history of the Belgian monarchy.

www.zum.de/whkmla/region/lowcountries/xbelgium.html:

An encyclopaedic website with hundreds of links concerning Belgium.

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Railways:

users.telenet.be/pk/en/stations.htm:

A list of the Belgian railway stations and lines and telegraphic codes.

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categorie:Spoorwegstation_in_Belgi%C3%AB:

A very comprehensive resource, giving information about all the stations in Belgium and much more.

users.skynet.be/fa058639/bas.html#F:

Belgian railway stations with period photographs.

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Exhibitions:

users.telenet.be/expo1910:

A very detailed resource by Xavier Languy about the 1910 World’s Fair.

users.skynet.be/rentfarm/expo58/:

A very detailed site covering the Brussels 1958 Expo.

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Clubs & Philatelic Organisations:

www.fisto.be:

Website of the Filatelitische Studiekring Oost-Vlaanderen.

www.wefis.be:

Website of Westvlaamse Filatelische Studiekring.

www.postzegelclubleuven.be/:

Website of the FILATELISTISCHE INTERNETCLUB VAN LEUVEN.

www.aephil.net/fr/:

Site of the ACADEMIE EUROPEENNE DE PHILATELIE (AEP).

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Postal Authorities:

www.bpost.be:

Official website of the Belgian Post Office – DE POST / LA POSTE. Look up anything from latest issues to tariffs, or locate a post office.

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Dealers and Auction Houses:

www.williame.com:

Website of Maison Williame.

www.vanduffel.be/indexfr.htm:

Website of Auctioneers Luk Vanduffel bvba.

www.philagodu.be/index.html:

Website of dealer Jean-Paul Godu containing many resources.

www.philamatthijs.be:

Website of Liège-based dealer Sebastien Matthijs with nice regular auctions and fixed price sales.

www.vanlooystampauctions.com/index.asp:

Auction house website featuring regular sales.

www.delhayedavid.com:

Two websites belonging to Brussels dealer David Delhaye

www.dezittere-philac.be:

Suppliers of all your philatelic accessories with shops in the rue du Midi (Brussels), Ostende, Hasselt, Tielt-Winge.

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Auction Websites:

www.delcampe.net:

Probably the world’s largest internet auction website specialising in stamps, postal history and postcards. An invaluable resource for collectors of Belgium particularly.

timbres.shop.befr.ebay.be:

The world’s best known auction website.

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Useful Resources:

www.xe.com/ucc:

A very good currency converter.

www.bpost.be/site/fr/residential/pricing/index.html:

Belgian postal rates.

http://www.royalmail.com/price-finder:

UK postal rates.

www.charline.be/info/codepost/cpost.htm:

Belgian postal codes by town.

www.worldpostcodes.info/en/belgium/?SearchText=2050:

Look up a postcode and find the town it belongs to.

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