BELGIUM

Belgium issued its first stamps in 1849. Stamps from Belgium are inscribed België, Belgique (French) and very rarely Belgien (German).

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POWs IN GERMANY 1939-1945 [in German & Italian] NEW published 2016
Country: GERMANY
Condition: POWs IN GERMANY 1939-1945 [in German & Italian] NEW published 2016
Description: Prisoners of War in Germany: 1939-1945, by Gianfranco Mattiello, published 2016 perfect bound, 6 ½” x 9 ½”, 420 pages; introduction in Italian, English and German; listings of camps and related population divided by nationality in English, colour plates in German; black and white map, and an 85-page appendix with colour illustrations throughout. In 1986-1987 Dr. Mattiello and Wolfgang Vogt co-authored two books on the topic of this book; it was a seminal work and the first book dealt with the Stalags, the second one with the Oflags and other camps; a total of 2400 handstamps used by the censors of the camps to prove they had examined the POW mail were described and illustrated. Although much information was included in the two books some had to be reserved for a later work because of high printing costs. In fact the two volumes had exceeded 600 pages. In 2003 the author of this book wrote and published a book in German on the same subject. It was a limited edition and was soon out of print. In recent times there has been a noticeable revival of interest on POW mail and this new edition promises to satisfy the demand from those who were not able to secure a copy of the first edition and from new collectors and scholars. This new book provides the information published in 1986-1987 plus the information that had been omitted at the time, minus the illustrations of the censor marks. Needless to say that the author had dug into the files of the Red Cross Archives and spent long hours to retrieve very valuable information. He had tried to do the same at the Information Office of the German Army in Berlin, but was told that they did not have any of the information he was looking for. This means that there remain gaps here and there that will be near to impossible to fill The statistics of the Stalags before July 1941 are very detailed, and the nationalities of the prisoners of war and their number are given for those from: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Finland, Soviet Union, USA and Yugoslavia. This is no small achievement and the appendix to this volume consists of 85 pages in colour featuring a very impressive selection from Mattiello’s collection. Although the covers and cards are described in German this is a very easy obstacle to overcome with the use of the internet. Additionally, it is very useful to the collector who decides to mount his collection and organise it in a very sensible way. The book includes a cross reference list of nationalities and camps in which they were detained, as well as an alphabetical list of the location of the camps and related camp numbers. The book is well produced and reasonably priced; it will undoubtedly appeal to collectors from countries that had members of their army captured by German forces and detained in POW camps in Germany. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $75.00
Item Id #014596    See Details...
ACCORDION set of 5 MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: ACCORDION set of 5 MAXIMUM CARDS
Price: $34.00
Item Id #006688    See Details...
FORGERIES & REPRINTS BELGIUM 1849-1928  (Billig)
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: FORGERIES & REPRINTS BELGIUM 1849-1928 (Billig)
Description: Otto E. Stiedl and Fritz Billig *** BELGIEN FAELSCHUNGEN 1849-1928 *** Original Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1937. Recent reprint in larger size, with some improvements to the illustrations In German; paperback, 115 illustrations showing blown-up characteristics of forgeries, 36 pages [8" x 11"] ~~~~ THIS RESEARCH IS STILL VERY USEFUL TO THE COLLECTOR WHO NEEDS TO WEED OUT THE FORGERIES * KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN IS NOT ESSENTIAL BECAUSE WITH AN INTERNET TRANSLATOR (ie BABEL FISH) YOU CAN TRANSLATE THE FEW ESSENTIAL TERMS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CLUES THAT DISTINGUISH GENUINE FROM FORGERY ** LIMITED EDITION ** EXPECT: Research that was compiled in 1937 * EXPECT: Good production with printing quality based on an original that was produced 75 years ago * ON THE WHOLE THIS IS A VERY GOOD AND MOST USEFUL REPRINT, IF YOU ARE VERY DEMANDING PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND: DO NOT EXPECT 2011 photography: DO NOT!! (some of the original photography is a bit problematic and the publisher has done his best to improve it - but he is not yet capable of performing miracles) ~~~ DO NOT EXPECT: state-of-the-art typographical and lay-out quality in a reprint of a 1937 monograph - if those are your expectations do not buy or criticize this reprint unless you have actually produced a better one (it won't be easy!!) ~~~ BEING THE EARLIEST DETAILED RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT MATTER, THE VALUE OF THIS BOOKLET IS ESSENTIALLY ITS GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHIC RELEVANCE * LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $41.00
Item Id #010545    See Details...
1897 BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: 1897 BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Price: $9.00
Item Id #012860    See Details...
BELGIUM 1897: BRUSSELS EXPO
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: BELGIUM 1897: BRUSSELS EXPO
Price: $13.00
Item Id #012867    See Details...
BELGIUM & CONGO FORGERIES - De Haene - rare
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: BELGIUM & CONGO FORGERIES - De Haene - rare
Description: BELGIUM & BELGIAN CONGO FORGERIES Étude sur les Faux Timbres de la Belgique et du Congo Belge Seminal work by A. De Haene , in French, plenty of good useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes forgeries, reprints, alterations, forged postmarks, forged overprints, phantom issues: BELGIUM * GERMAN OCCUPATION OF BELGIUM * BELGIAN OCCUPATION EUPEN & MALMEDY * MORESNET * BELGIAN CONGO * BELGIAN OCCUPATION OF GERMAN WEST AFRICA: RWANDA & URUNDI Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. 32 pages with black & white illustrations. QUITE A FEW ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. Illustrations of some FOURNIER FORGERIES have also been added. LIMITED EDITION. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $25.00
Item Id #010455    See Details...
1999 GREETINGS BOOKLET MNH
Country: BELGIUM
Catalog #: Scott #1723a
Condition: 1999 GREETINGS BOOKLET MNH
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013995    See Details...
BALLET MAURICE BEJART MINIATURE SHEET MNH BELGIUM
Country: BELGIUM
Catalog #: Scott #2759-sheet
Condition: BALLET MAURICE BEJART MINIATURE SHEET MNH BELGIUM
Description: Mint Never Hinged
Price: $15.00
Item Id #002837    See Details...