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Monday, March 30, 2015

France 2015 Stamp Issue
The Belgian Government in Sainte-Adresse










:: FRANCE
 :: THEME: 
Belgian government in Sainte-Adresse 
  :: DENOMINATIONS: 0.76 €
   :: ISSUE DATE: 23 March 2015
    :: ARTWORK: Sandy Coffinet

     
     
    
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In August 1914, Belgium was invaded by German troops. Despite fierce fighting, the decline is inevitable, the blocked garrison in Antwerp give up the fight. On October 10 of that year, the Belgian government asked the hospitality of France. The town of Sainte-Adresse is chosen because, near the port of Le Havre, the "Nice Le Havre" displays vast luxurious buildings and villas recently built by Dufayel, will accommodate and house the government and the Belgian ministries. 
Hotellerie Normande, here represented on the stamp 0.76 € serves essentially common residence for ministers. The small town of Sainte-Adresse is thus transformed into real seat of the Belgian authorities with stewardship and logistics capable of reproducing control of current affairs of Belgium invaded. 
A box with red letters still recalls the presence of the Belgian government Sainte-Adresse in 1914! 


Belgian government at Sainte-Adresse 1914 - 1918
Le gouvernement belge à Sainte-Adresse 1914 - 1918

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ISSUE DATE: 23 March 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 0.76 €
CIRCULATION: 1 500 000
STAMP DESIGN: Sandy Coffinet
POSTMARK DESIGN: Sandy Coffinet
STAMP SIZE: 40.85 mm x 30 mm
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PAPER: FSC Mixed Paper mini 70%
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