hello, are you pleased with these pages ? then PLEASE also have a look at my wish list of these stamps: you can send me used stamps in trade
you can choose your stamps for a first trade from my offer list of Belgian stamps. I collect world wide used stamps and like to exhange stamps: new pages will follow soon. But remember, this is a hobby project: I will add pages as time permits.
stamppages : free online postage stamp catalogue : Belgium 1918-1920
|The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was signed at Le Francport near Compiègne (Northern France) and ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their last remaining opponent, Germany. King Albert I returned as a war hero, leading the victorious army and acclaimed by the population. Belgium had been devastated by German seizure of valuable machinery. Only 81 operable locomotives remained, out of the 3470 available in 1914, 46 of 51 steel mills were damaged, with 26 destroyed totally. More than 100.000 houses had been destroyed, as well as more than 120.000 hectares of farmland. However, Belgium recovered surprisingly quickly. German reparations to Belgium for damage incurred during the First World War was set at £12.5 billion pounds sterling. In 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles the area of Eupen-Malmedy, along with Neutral Moresnet was transferred to Belgium, as well as the Vennbahn railway.|