Monday, 24 November 2008

Cover from Belgium no. 2

On 7 October 2008 I received this nice cover from Thomas, from Ieper, Belgium (sent on 4/10/2008). The bird stamps from the well-known birds definitives series feature: the 5c stamps - wintertaling (sarcelle d'hiver - winter teal) and the 10c stamp - heggemus (accenteur mouchet - hedge sparrow). The large commemorative stamp of 0.60 euro is taken from a miniature sheet dedicated to Renaissance composers (issued on 23 January 2006) and presents Jacob Obrecht (1457/8 - 1505), Flemish composer of sacred music. Thank you, Thomas!

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