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Netherlands
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Posted 02/29/2020   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today I recieved a box of stuff with this, that and everything.

These Belgian parcel bills with stamps from the 1949 series(my personal favorite series) were part of the contence.



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United States
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Posted 03/31/2020   06:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



--Haven't done this in so long, I hope this posting looks OK and makes sense--

The pictured stamp came in a big box of el cheapo stamps, and I've had lots of fun playing with them. This stamp is curious, and perhaps you could shed some light on the following:

The postmark is circular, and not a "typical" parcel post/RR CXL. Any ideas why?

The postmarked city/station is Bruxelles-Elsene as near as I can determine. Is that correct? Where or what is that place (it is not listed in Jones)? I read the date as 1947-Dec-19, but wouldn't be surprised if I interpreted it incorrectly.

On a more general note: The world in Belgium would change dramatically shortly after this parcel was moved. How long did such parcel post/military stamps get used, i.e., does anyone have an idea of when they ceased being used, as the pre-WWII Belgian military effectively ceased to exist not long after this stamp was cancelled.

Thank you for any information you can provide about this stamp in particular, and the MQ situation in general.

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France
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Posted 03/31/2020   07:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Elsene (Ixelles in french) on Wiki.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixelles
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United States
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Posted 03/31/2020   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Valolene, for the clarification on Elsene. Jones has entries for Ixelles but not Elsene. Never would have figured that out. One can imagine being a clerk back in the day. NOt only would he/she have to remember the names of all the stations, but also both the French and Dutch names for both.
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United Kingdom
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Posted 05/25/2020   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add deltic1575 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am struggling to identify the station cancel on this stamp - any suggestions


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United Kingdom
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Posted 05/25/2020   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add deltic1575 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



Another one which I cant identify - suggestions welcome
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Posted 05/25/2020   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sijngem, also Syngem, Synghem, Zingem on the Hainaut- Flandres line, opened 28-6-1857

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_de_Zingem
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Edited by NSK - 05/25/2020 2:07 pm
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Posted 05/25/2020   3:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add deltic1575 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks NSK
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Posted 05/25/2020   3:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could the other one have some connection to Puurs, Puers in French?
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United Kingdom
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Posted 05/25/2020   4:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add deltic1575 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks NSK, I see it now its St Amands Puers - I kept seeing it as Pjers
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