Friday, February 13, 2009

Cover from Belgium

Hi, here I am going to share with you a cover from Belgium that i received recently. On this cover, there are a total of 6 beautiful stamps issued in the 1960s and 1970s.The first stamp on the left of the cover was issued in 1979 and belongs to the Brussel Millenium series shown below.
The beautiful lion fish stamp on the cover was part of 4 stamps issued in 1968 to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Antwerp Zoo. Established on 21th July 1843, it is the oldest zoo in Belgium. The Zoo houses over 5,000 animals of about 950 species, and get nearly 1.5 million visitors each year.
The third stamp depicted Desiderius Eramus Roterodamus, who was a Dutch Renaissance humanist & Catholic Christian theologian. It was part of 5 stamps issued in 1967.
The next stamp was issued in 1966 to commemorate The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The purposes of Euratom are to create a specialist market for nuclear power and distribute it through the Community and to develop nuclear energy and sell surplus to non-Community States.
The extreme right stamp on the cover was a single issue to commemorate the World Cup Cycling Championship in 1969.
The last stamp tied on the cover was part of 6 stamps issued in 1977 from the Cultural Series. The complete series is shown below.
This cover took 10 days to travel an estimated distance of 10,460km from Liege in Belgium to Singapore.

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