Summary

Accueil Sommaire

The Postal service

Congo mail service

Ruanda-Urundi mail service

Registered and recorded mail service

Small packets service

Postal packet service

Express service

Financial Mandates

Airmail

Aero philately

Postage values

Issues of the Congo Free State

1886 - 1 Léopold II - profile

1886 - 2 Léopold II - profile (1 to 5 and postcard 2)

1887 - 1 Parcel-postal stamp (CP1)

1887 - 2 Léopold II - image (9, 11)

1887 - 3 Parcel-postal stamps (CP2 and 4)

1888 - 1 Postcard (3)

1889 - 1 Léopold II - image (8) and postcards “two palm trees” (4 to 7)

1891 - 1 Léopold II - image (6, 7, 13)

1892 - 1 Postcards “two palm trees” (8, 9)

1892 - 2 Léopold II - image (12, cp5 and postcards 10, 11)

1894 - 1 Léopold II - image (postcards 12 and 13)

1894 - 2 Léopold II - image (10) 1894 - 3 Mols and Van Engelen (14, 15, 17,18, 21, 24, 26)

1896 - 1 Mols and Van Engelen (20, 23)

1897 - 1 Postcards (14, 16, 17, 18, 19)

1897 - 2 Postcard (15)

1898 - 1 Mols (27, 29)

1900 - 1 Mols and Van Engelen (16, 19, 22, 25)

Issues of Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi

1909-1 “Belgian Congo" overprints

Brussels handstamps

Local handstamps

Typographical overprint

Princes issue

1909-2 Unilingual (50 to 53, postcards 26, 27)

1910-1 Bilingual (54 to 57)

1910-2 Surcharged postcards (28 to 35)

1910-3 Bilingual (58, 59, 60, 62)

1910-4 Bilingual (61,63, postcards 36, 37)

1911-1 Postcard (41)

1912-1 Postcards (38 to 40)

1912-2 Illustrated postcards - 1st series (42, 43)

1915-1 Bilingual modified (64 to 71, postcards 44 to 47)

1916-1 German East Africa (R9 to R23, postcards)

1916-2 German East Africa (R28 to R35)

1917-1 Booklets 1 and 2

1918-1 German East Africa (postcards R7 to R10)

1918-2 Red Cross (72 to 80, R36 to R44)

1918-3 German East Africa (illustrated postcards R11, R12)

1921-1 Recovery (85 to 94, postcards 48 to 51)

1921-2 Airmail stamps (PA1 to PA4)

1921-3 Booklet 3 (airmail stamps)

1922-1 Malines surcharges (95 to 99, R45 to R49, postcards 52 to 60, R13 to R18)

1922-2 Booklet 4

1922-3 Illustrated postcards (61,62)

1922-4 Boma surcharges (100, 102)

1922-5 Boma surcharge (101)

1923-1 Boma and Elisabethville surcharges (103 to 105)

1923-2 Vloors (107, 108, 110)

1923-3 Postage-due stamps (T66 to T72)

1923-4 Vloors (106, 112, 113, 114)

1924-1 Vloors (109, 111, 115, 116, 117)

1924-2 Postcards (63 to 65)

1924-3 Vloors (119, 121, 123, 125, R50 to R61, R63, R67, R69, R79, R80) and postage-due stamps (RT9 to RT14)

1925-1 Colonial campaigns (132, 133, R77, R78)

1925-2 Vloors and Leys (124, 127, R68, R71)

1926-1 Vloors (118, R62)

1927-1 Vloors and Leys (122, 126, 129, 130, R66, R70, R73, R74)

1927-2 Vloors (120, 128, 131, 134, R64, R72, R75, R76) and illustrated postcards (66, 67, R19, R20)

1928-1 Stanley (135 to 139)

1930-1 Natives Protection Fund (150 to 158, R81 to R89)

1930-2 Airmail stamps (PA5, PA6)

1931-1 Surcharged Stanley and Vloors (163, 165, R90, R91)

1931-2 Vloors (159 to 161) Stanley (162, 164, 166, 167) postcard (68)

1931-3 Indigenous scenes (R92 to R106)

1931-4 Indigenous scenes (177)

1932-1 Indigenous scenes (168 to 176, 178 to 183)

1932-2 Surcharged Vloors (161A)

1932-3 Postcards (69 to 72)

1932-4 Postcards (R21 to R24)

1934-1 Airmail stamps (PA7 to PA15)

1934-2 Death of King Albert (184, R107)

1935-1 50th Anniversary of the Free State (185 to 191)

1936-1 Airmail stamp (PA17)

1936-2 King Albert monument (192, 193)

1936-3 Congo Children's fund (194 to 196, R108 to R110)

1937-1 National parks (196A)

1937-2 Indigenous scenes (177A, 178A, R112, R113)

1938-1 National parks (197 to 202)

1938-2 Indigenous scenes (R111)

1938-3 Tourist Congress, Costermansville (203 to 208)

1939-1 Booklet 5

1939-2 Zoological Gardens Fund, Léopoldville (209 to 213)

1941-1 King Albert's memorial (214 to 224, R122, R123)

1941-2 "Indegenous" overprints (R114 to R117, R121

1941-3 Surcharged National park (226)

1941-4 Surcharged National park (R118)

1942-1 War "Relief Fund" (268, 269, R148, R149)

1942-2 King Albert Memorial (R124, R125)

1942-3 Stamps in everyday use (228 to 246, 249 to 267, R126 to R145)

1942-4 Léopoldville surcharges (PA16, 225, 227)

1942-5 Postcards (73 to 76)

1942-6 Léopoldville overprints (R119, R120)

1942-7 Stamps in everyday use (247, 248)

1943-1 Postage-due stamps (T73 to T77)

1943-2 Postcards (R25, R26)

1943-3 Stamps in everyday use (R146, R147)

1943-4 Postage-due stamps (RT15 to RT19)

1943-5 “Message" sheets

1945-1 Red Cross of Congo and Ruanda-Urundi (270 to 273, R150 to R153)

1947-1 Abolition of Slavery (274 to 276)

1947-2 Indigenous art (282, 285, 288)

1948-1 Indigenous art (280, 284, 290, 291, 293)

1948-2 Indigenous art (277, 278, 279, 281, 283, 286, 287, 289, 292, 294, 295)

1948-3 Postcards (77 to 80, R27 to R30)

1948-4 Indigenous art (R154 to R172)

1948-5 Railway Anniversary Léopoldville - Matadi (296)

1949-1 75th Anniversary of U.P.U. (297)

1949-2 U.P.U.

1949-3 Indigenous art (288A, 291A, R173, R174, R175)

1950-1 Indigenous art (285A, 286B, 287A, 291B)

1950-2 Special Committee of Katanga (298, 299)

1950-3 Indigenous art (286A, R163A)

1951-1 Postcards (81 to 84, R31 to R34)

1951-2 Abolition of Slavery (300, 301)

1952-1 Flora (305, 307, 310, 312, 313, 314, 317)

1952-2 Flora (309, 315, 316, 318)

1952-3 Flora (302, 303, 304, 306, 308, 321)

1952-4 Saint François-Xavier (324, R176)

1953-1 Kivu festival(325, 326)

1953-2 Flora (311, 319, 320, 322, 323)

1953-3 Flora (R177 to R195)

1954-1 Belgian Colonial Royal Institute (327, 328)

1955-1 Royal visit (329 to 336, R196 to R199)

1955-2 Air letters

1955-3 International Congress of African tourism (337, 338)

1956-1 Mozart (339, 340, R200, R201)

1957-1 Postage-due stamps (T78 to T84)

1957-2 Red Cross (341 to 343, R202 to R204)

1958-1 Lettercard

1958-2 Postcard (85)

1958-3 50th Anniversary of Belgian Congo (344 to 349)

1959-1 postcard (86)

1959-2 Postage-due stamps (RT20 to RT26)

1959-3 Postcard (R35)

1959-4 Protected animals (350 to 361, R205 to R216)

1959-5 Christmas (362 to 364)

1960-1 Technical assistance in Africa (365, 366, R217, R218)

1960-2 Pro Juventute (367 to 371, R219 to R223)

1960-3 Protected animals (R224)

1961-1 Protected animals (R216A, R216B)

1961-2 Usumbura cathedral (R225 to R230)

Incomplete postcards

Franking machines

International reply coupon

Underpaid - Postage due

Cachets and postmarks

Cancellations

Post offices list

Offices introduction

Offices “A”

Offices “B”

Offices “C”

Offices “D”

Offices “E”

Offices “F”

Offices “G”

Offices “I and J”

Offices “K”

Offices “L”

Offices “M”

Offices “N and O”

Offices “P”

Offices “R and S”

Offices “T and U”

Offices “V, W, Y and Z”

Post offices in Ruanda-Urundi

Intructional marks

Salvaged mail marks

Maritime mail

Maritime mail marks and cancellers

Belgian maritime Company boats

Albertville 1

Albertville 2

Albertville 3

Albertville 4

Albertville 5

Albertville 6

Anversville 1

Anversville_2

Baudouinville 1

Baudouinville 2

Baudouinville 3

Bruxellesville 1

Bruxellesville 2

Bruxellesville 3

Charlesville

Copacabana

Elisabethville 1

Elisabethville 2

Elisabethville 3

Gouverneur Galopin

Armand Grisar

Jadotville

Léopoldville 1

Léopoldville 2

Léopoldville 3

Léopoldville 4

Léopoldville 5

Léopoldville 6

Mandigo

Mar del Plata

Nigeria

Philippeville

Stanleyville 1

Stanleyville 2

Steenstraete

Tervaete

Thysville 1

Thysville 2

Van Opstal 2

Inland navigation

Railway Companies

Advertising slogans affixed by the post office

Principal postal rates

Rates for Belgium

Inland rates

International rates

African Postal Union rates

Airmail postal rates

Airmail service rate 1920-1935

Airmail service rate June 1, 1935

Airmail service rate April 1, 1937

Airmail service July 1, 1937

Airmail service rate September 1, 1938

Airmail service rate September, 1 1939

Airmail service rate September, 1, 1940

Airmail service rate January 1, 1942

Airmail service rate September 1, 1944

Airmail service rate November 27, 1944

Airmail service rate December 15, 1945

Airmail service rate January 1, 1946

Airmail service rate July 15, 1946

Airmail service rate January 1, 1947

Airmail service rate September 15, 1947

Airmail service rate Septembre 1949

Airmail service rate June 1, 1952

Airmail service rate July 1, 1953

Airmail service rate January 1, 1958

Airmail service rate April 1, 1959

Airmail service rate June 30, 1960

Postage stamps used, other than on corespondance

Arms permits

Dispatch note postal packet

Directorate-General of the stations

Telegraphic documents

Complaint

Procuration

Correspondences Repair labels

Two World Wars

Military post offices during World War I

Censor marks during World War I

Military post offices during World War II

Censor marks during World War II

Publicity sheets

Forgeries, curiosities, fantasies and inventions

Colonies Ministers

Congo Governors

Ruanda-Urundi Governors

Katanga

Biography of persons commemored by postal history

King Albert I

Queen Astrid

Banning, Emile

Prince Baudouin ; King Baudouin

Cattier, Félicien

Prince Charles

Coquilhat, Camille-Aime

Costermans, Paul-Marie

Dhanis, Francis

Queen Elisabeth

Baron Empain, Edouard

Francqui, Emile

Galopin, Alexandre

Grisar, Armand

Jacques de Dixmude

Jadot, Jean

Kallina, E.

Baron Lambermont, Auguste

Lavigerie, Charles

King Léopold II

Lever, William

Paulis, Albert

Ponthier, Pierre

Saint François-Xavier

Stanley, Henry Morton

Thieffry, Edmond

Thys, Albert

Van Opstal, Alexis

Wolter, Gaston

Concise bibliography

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