After that date, regular stamps could be used for sending parcels.
In 2003 a new type of stamp was introduced for parcel post: "Kilopost", stamps without facial value, only mentionning the weight of the parcels. Going from half a kilogram upt ot 30 kg.
However, the Belgian Railways Company (NMBS/CFNB), emitted after 1987, and until now, labels that look like belgian stamps. Face value is printed in Euro, but those 'stamps' only are emitted in benefit of the B-holding (the new logo of the Belgian Railways).
On top of that, all those labels are extremely exensive. Labels of 3, 4, 5 euro, are no exeptions.
Yet, and that's why I'm posting it here, in 2007 a souvenir sheet was dedicated to Hergé, the father of Tintin.
The sheet came in two versions, one numbered 1 - 4200 (very rare and expensive) and a "cheaper" version without numbering.(30.000 copies).
You will not find it in a regular catalogue, as they are just labels, without any postal value.
Cancelled versions are CTO, since they can't be used for parcel post.
Still despites of all non-arguments, it's a piece worth having in my collection.
But for once, I don't mind being cheated by the postal services.
|the sheet, with an € 8,50 label|
|a specially designed envelop|
|signature of Hergé on the envelop|
|B - HOLDING ... NOT the belgian postal services!|
|The Tintin "stamp"|