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Belgium Specimen Newspaper Wrapper 5c

  Belgium 5c Newspaper Wrapper Specimen

In November 1877 two values of specimen newspaper wrappers on cream paper were produced. They were produced in 2 sizes 320 x 40mm  and 320 x 60mm.  The 40mm wrappers were printed on sheets of 30 wrappers and the 60mm wrappers were printed on sheets of 20 wrappers. A total of 300 sheets of each size and value were printed.  (I would like to thank Bruno Stes from Belgium for supplying this information)


All the examples I have have been hand cut from the sheets.

In the 1893 Belgian catalogue by J B Moens they are shown as having been issued in 1878.

Contact  jpkos@aol.com      ©Jan Kosniowski 2007-2009

Belgique - bande pour journaux neuve surchargée SPECIMEN - 5 centimes Brun - 1 centime vert