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Commemorative Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Belgian Postal Service, 1949, French issue, miniature
[BE856]
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Commemorative Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Belgian Postal Service, 1949, French issue, miniature
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Miniature circular bronze medal with laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with two classically dressed female figures holding mail encircling a globe, circumscribed ‘UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE’ (Universal Postal Union) and dated ‘1874-1949’; the reverse with the image of the first Belgian Stamp (Ten cents of 1849 with the portrait of King Leopold I) imposed on envelopes within a laurel wreath, circumscribed ‘LE TIMBRE-POSTE EN BELGIQUE 1849 – 1er Juillet 1949 (The postage stamp in Belgium, 1849 – 1st July 1949); diameter 12.11mm (0.47 inch); slight age oxidisation; on probably replaced correct ribbon. The medal was instituted on 2 May 1949 to commemorate two anniversaries – one hundred years of postage stamps in Belgium and 75 years of Belgian membership of the Universal Postal Union. It was awarded on 1 July 1949 to employees of the Belgian Post Office who had completed 25 years’ exemplary service.

 
Commemorative Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Belgian Postal Service, 1949, French issue, miniature
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Commemorative Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Belgian Postal Service, 1949, French issue, miniature
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Commemorative Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Belgian Postal Service, 1949, French issue, miniature
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