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DavidG
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04 Jan 2014
08:33:32pm
I am considering studying the 1953-1972 Marchand Definitive Series with the portrait of King Baudouin.

Are there any members of SOR whom are Belgium specialists?

If so, please contact me.

Thanks!

David
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04 Jan 2014
10:33:41pm

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David i am no specialist but i can send you copies..is there any special allure ?

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05 Jan 2014
08:29:53am
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Phil:

Lots of interesting paper varieties, postmarks, etc. I'll take mint, used, blocks, covers, or whatever.

There is also a military stamp (M on the front) and a set of officials (B on the front) of the same design.

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05 Jan 2014
09:58:41am

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David, i still have hundreds of #1 glassines to go through from the box i purchased from the refrigerator man at Orapex..lot of older Belgium..you may be able to help me identify ones that look similar on the long sets !!!

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05 Jan 2014
02:44:41pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Image Not FoundPhil:

Here is an example of the series....

The Belgians refer to this issue as the Marchand Lunettes series. Marchand is the name of the man who took the photograph of King Baudouin, lunettes is French for eye glasses; as this is the first stamp to show the King wearing his eye glasses.

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05 Jan 2014
03:46:06pm

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I got a nice 1954 official from Meostamps...but thats in my album...should be no shortage of him with glasses after 1953..now i have something to hunt for !

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Galeoptix

06 Dec 2014
01:59:02pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

David,

what exactly are you looking for????

My book on Belgian stamp production does contain a chapter about the Baldwin Marchand!

groetjes, Rein

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06 Dec 2014
06:00:57pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

David, apart from the few stamps I posted in my earlier Belgium Approval Books (don't know what is still left to pick)...material which is not ided for the specialty stuff you are looking for... I have several hundreds more in envelopes to explore. I am not specializing, so feel free to look through them for what you want and email me or message me, when ready to discuss how we can handle this, should you decide you want to keep some.
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06 Dec 2014
08:19:46pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Galeoptix:

I'd love a scan of that section of your book? May I assume it is written in French? I can read French and English.

David

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14 Mar 2015
10:58:38pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

I am not a Belgium specialist but it is one of my top 10 countries I collect. Glad to see others interested in Belgium. They have produced beautiful stamps for years! And I will say the officials from the Marchands are considerably harder to come by than the regular set.

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15 Mar 2015
05:00:09pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

I'd like to ask a question of Belgium collectors! The series Scott B784-8 issued in 1965 was surtaxed for tuberculosis work. It shows various buildings on Grand Place, Brussels: Boatman's and Archers' Guild Halls, Brewer's Hall, "King of Spain", "Dukes of Brabant", and Tower of City Hall and St. Michael. This series was listed by ATA (American Topical Assn) as part of the Mermaid topical. I've been searching images of the various buildings and don't see anything I would call a mermaid. There is a reference to Neptune and seahorses, but I can't find anything directly depicting a mermaid. Is anyone familiar with Grand Place?

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15 Mar 2015
05:26:15pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hi Lars,

I think the stamp showing the boatmen's and archers guild buildings has your answer.

The building on the left of the 50c + 10c stamp, the "Cornet" building, is the building of the boatmen's guild.

It's covered with decorations representing the sea including a number of tritons which I guess count as mermen.

Here's a page from the French wikipedia showing a lot of the decoration:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maison_du_Cornet_(Grand-Place)




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15 Mar 2015
08:34:55pm
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Nigel,

Yes, I saw the MerMEN, but no MerMAIDS. Do you know of any depictions of mermaids in the Grand Place?

Lars

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15 Mar 2015
08:50:31pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hi Lars,

You only mentioned Neptune and seahorses, and mermen didn't seem far off topic.

Does the ATA exclude mermen and/or treat them as a separate topic? Winking

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15 Mar 2015
09:51:52pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Nigel,

As far as I can tell ATA includes Mermen in the topical of Mermaids. One example would be Faroe Islands 332. That's definitely mermen and not mermaids. That's why I'm asking if anyone familiar with the Grand Place knows of any depictions of mermaids (and not mermen) on the exterior artwork.

Lars

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willemcoremans

04 Oct 2015
01:38:27am
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hello All,

I'm a Belgian stamp collector and I'm very willing to help you out on any question or problem that you might have.
I also have a collection off several thousand Belgian stamps, so if you're looking for something just give me a sign and I'll help you where I can.
In the meantime have a very nice day over there on the other side of the ocean.
Best regards

Willem CoremansImage Not Found

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willemcoremans

04 Oct 2015
01:47:57am
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for : Larsdogs

I'm sending you an image of the " gildenhuis " for boatsmen.
You have to now that the original building has been destroyed during the second world war and that the building has been rebuild.
The architect used the end off a ship as his inspiration.
On the phone it's the house in the middle.Image Not Found

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23 Feb 2018
03:57:18pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

I'm coming into this a little late in the game but Belgium 1283 has a Mermaid in a label.

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23 Feb 2018
04:30:46pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hello David,

I have two booklets from from 1969 and military stamp from 1967. If your interested let me know.
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23 Feb 2018
10:18:57pm
re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Out of curiosity, does the mascot for the Belgium post have a name?

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DavidG

APS member since 2004
04 Jan 2014
08:33:32pm

I am considering studying the 1953-1972 Marchand Definitive Series with the portrait of King Baudouin.

Are there any members of SOR whom are Belgium specialists?

If so, please contact me.

Thanks!

David

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philb

04 Jan 2014
10:33:41pm

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re: Any Belgium Specialists?

David i am no specialist but i can send you copies..is there any special allure ?

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APS member since 2004
05 Jan 2014
08:29:53am

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Phil:

Lots of interesting paper varieties, postmarks, etc. I'll take mint, used, blocks, covers, or whatever.

There is also a military stamp (M on the front) and a set of officials (B on the front) of the same design.

David

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philb

05 Jan 2014
09:58:41am

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re: Any Belgium Specialists?

David, i still have hundreds of #1 glassines to go through from the box i purchased from the refrigerator man at Orapex..lot of older Belgium..you may be able to help me identify ones that look similar on the long sets !!!

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05 Jan 2014
02:44:41pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Image Not FoundPhil:

Here is an example of the series....

The Belgians refer to this issue as the Marchand Lunettes series. Marchand is the name of the man who took the photograph of King Baudouin, lunettes is French for eye glasses; as this is the first stamp to show the King wearing his eye glasses.

David


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philb

05 Jan 2014
03:46:06pm

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re: Any Belgium Specialists?

I got a nice 1954 official from Meostamps...but thats in my album...should be no shortage of him with glasses after 1953..now i have something to hunt for !

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Galeoptix

06 Dec 2014
01:59:02pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

David,

what exactly are you looking for????

My book on Belgian stamp production does contain a chapter about the Baldwin Marchand!

groetjes, Rein

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www.galeoptix.nl/fil ...
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rrraphy

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06 Dec 2014
06:00:57pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

David, apart from the few stamps I posted in my earlier Belgium Approval Books (don't know what is still left to pick)...material which is not ided for the specialty stuff you are looking for... I have several hundreds more in envelopes to explore. I am not specializing, so feel free to look through them for what you want and email me or message me, when ready to discuss how we can handle this, should you decide you want to keep some.
rrr....

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DavidG

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06 Dec 2014
08:19:46pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Galeoptix:

I'd love a scan of that section of your book? May I assume it is written in French? I can read French and English.

David

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14 Mar 2015
10:58:38pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

I am not a Belgium specialist but it is one of my top 10 countries I collect. Glad to see others interested in Belgium. They have produced beautiful stamps for years! And I will say the officials from the Marchands are considerably harder to come by than the regular set.

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larsdog

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15 Mar 2015
05:00:09pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

I'd like to ask a question of Belgium collectors! The series Scott B784-8 issued in 1965 was surtaxed for tuberculosis work. It shows various buildings on Grand Place, Brussels: Boatman's and Archers' Guild Halls, Brewer's Hall, "King of Spain", "Dukes of Brabant", and Tower of City Hall and St. Michael. This series was listed by ATA (American Topical Assn) as part of the Mermaid topical. I've been searching images of the various buildings and don't see anything I would call a mermaid. There is a reference to Neptune and seahorses, but I can't find anything directly depicting a mermaid. Is anyone familiar with Grand Place?

Lars

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nigelc

15 Mar 2015
05:26:15pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hi Lars,

I think the stamp showing the boatmen's and archers guild buildings has your answer.

The building on the left of the 50c + 10c stamp, the "Cornet" building, is the building of the boatmen's guild.

It's covered with decorations representing the sea including a number of tritons which I guess count as mermen.

Here's a page from the French wikipedia showing a lot of the decoration:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maison_du_Cornet_(Grand-Place)




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15 Mar 2015
08:34:55pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Nigel,

Yes, I saw the MerMEN, but no MerMAIDS. Do you know of any depictions of mermaids in the Grand Place?

Lars

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nigelc

15 Mar 2015
08:50:31pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hi Lars,

You only mentioned Neptune and seahorses, and mermen didn't seem far off topic.

Does the ATA exclude mermen and/or treat them as a separate topic? Winking

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15 Mar 2015
09:51:52pm

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Nigel,

As far as I can tell ATA includes Mermen in the topical of Mermaids. One example would be Faroe Islands 332. That's definitely mermen and not mermaids. That's why I'm asking if anyone familiar with the Grand Place knows of any depictions of mermaids (and not mermen) on the exterior artwork.

Lars

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willemcoremans

04 Oct 2015
01:38:27am

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hello All,

I'm a Belgian stamp collector and I'm very willing to help you out on any question or problem that you might have.
I also have a collection off several thousand Belgian stamps, so if you're looking for something just give me a sign and I'll help you where I can.
In the meantime have a very nice day over there on the other side of the ocean.
Best regards

Willem CoremansImage Not Found

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willemcoremans

04 Oct 2015
01:47:57am

re: Any Belgium Specialists?

for : Larsdogs

I'm sending you an image of the " gildenhuis " for boatsmen.
You have to now that the original building has been destroyed during the second world war and that the building has been rebuild.
The architect used the end off a ship as his inspiration.
On the phone it's the house in the middle.Image Not Found

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re: Any Belgium Specialists?

I'm coming into this a little late in the game but Belgium 1283 has a Mermaid in a label.

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23 Feb 2018
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re: Any Belgium Specialists?

Hello David,

I have two booklets from from 1969 and military stamp from 1967. If your interested let me know.
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Out of curiosity, does the mascot for the Belgium post have a name?

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