Stamppages


Online Free Stamp Catalogue


last edit 2021-01-15



be Belgium



be1914b

German occupation of Belgium during World War I

was a military occupation of Belgium by the forces of the German Empire between 1914 and 1918. Beginning in August 1914 with the invasion of neutral Belgium, the country was almost completely overrun by German troops before the winter of the same year as the Allied forces withdrew westwards. By November 1914, the vast majority of Belgian territory (2598 out of 2636 communes) was under German occupation. The Belgian government went into exile, while King Albert I and the Belgian Army continued to fight on a section of the Western Front. Under the German military, Belgium was divided into three separate administrative zones. The majority of the country fell within the General Government, a formal occupation administration ruled by a German general, while the others, closer to the front line, came under more repressive direct military rule.

1914

19141011914101: 3 Centimes [3Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (value in Centimes)
19141021914102: 5 Centimes [5Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (value in Centimes)
19141031914103: 10 Centimes [10Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (value in Centimes)
19141041914104: 25 Centimes [20Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (value in Centimes)

1915

19151011915101: 50 Centimes [40Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (value in Centimes)
19151021915102: 75 Centimes [60Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (value in Centimes)
19151031915103: 1 Frank [80Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien
19151041915104: 1Fr.25C. [1M] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (Fr.C)
19151051915105: 2Fr.50C. [2M] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (Fr.C)

1916

19160011916001: 3 Cent. [3Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)
19160021916002: 5 Cent. [5Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)
19160031916003: 8 Cent. [7½Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien
19160041916004: 10 Cent. [10Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)
19160051916005: 15 Cent. [15Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (bister)
19160061916006: 25 Cent. [20Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)
19160071916007: 40 Cent. [30Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)
19160081916008: 50 Cent. [40Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)
19160091916009: 75 Cent. [60Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)
19160101916010: 1 F. [80Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (F.)
19160111916011: 1F.25C. [1M] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (F.Cent)
1916011-t1 : 1F.25Cent. below the stars (plate I) (1916)
1916011-t2 : 1F.25Cent. on the same line as the stars (plate II) (1916)
1916011-T3 : perf.26holes (1916)
19160121916012: 2F.50Cent. [2M] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien
1916012-T1 : perf.26holes (1916)
1916012-T2 : perf.25holes (1916)

1917

19170011917001: 15 Cent. [15Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (violet)
19170021917002: 6Fr.25C. [5M] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien
1917002-t1 : B below 6F (plate I, issued in Brussel 1, Antwerpen, Liège, Mons, Namur) (1917)
1917002-t2 : B below F (plate II, issued in Berlin only, never in Belgium) (1917) quasi postal

1918

19180011918001: 2 Cent. [2Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (issued only 6 weeks before the end of the war)
19180021918002: 20 Cent. [25Pf] - Deutsches Reich overprinted Belgien (cent.)