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Belgium stamps 2021 – exceptional designs

Written by catpaw

February 06, 2021

Belgium stamps 2021 – time to look at them. The upcoming year is filled with some of the best designs I’ve seen to date. I’m wowed by both the artwork and interesting features tucked into some of the issues. 

Topics for the 2021-year cover:

  • Art and artists, including one designed by Theirry de Cordier
  • Comics
  • Internet safety
  • Architecture
  • Trains
  • Sports
  • Nature & wildlife
  • colours in nature

My favourite stamp is Thierry de Cordier’s Nada. Next is the Roger Raveel series. Not sure what it is about the Nada stamp, but I find it thought provoking. This stamp will include silver highlights, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Belgium designers will also utilize blacklight ink, special papers, and unusual optical effects. The imagination on display has increased my appreciation of Belgium stamps 10-fold. I’m used to looking at older, pre-WW2 stamps, so this year’s list was a revelation. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do. 

As I find more info, I’ll add it. I’m currently culling through some information on the designers and artists. I rely heavily on Google translate, which slows me down. Feel free to drop a comment and let everyone know which stamp is your favourite of the Belgium stamps. 

Most of the images will expand if you click on them. The first few issues are thumbnail size and will be replaced when I acquire better ones. All images came from Belgium Post’s Collection Timbres poste 2021 FR

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Update: April 26, 2021

New images have been uploaded, replacing the sad little early versions. The new photos will expand very large so you can see a much more detail.  I’ve also begun loading information links about designers, stamp theme and any bits of info I find interesting. 

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Belgium stamps 2021 Jan  

Stronger Together

Stronger together stamps

5 stamps 
Fund from this stamp go towards Fund for Solidarity Care of the King Baudouin

Together Stronger stamps sold, bpost donates €0.30 to the Fund for Solidarity Care of the King Baudouin Foundation.
BPost 

I’m currently looking for images of the missing two stamps. If you have this set and would like to share the image, please leave a comment below. 

Release date: Jan. 2021

 


 

Along Belgian waters

Along Belgian waters

5 stamps

I’m currently looking for images of the missing two stamps. If you have this set and would like to share the image, please leave a comment below.

Release date: Jan. 2021 

 


 

Geometry in Nature – Circles
4th in a 5-year series

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Geometry in Nature - Circles Belgium stamps 2021Geometry in Nature - Circles

Geometry in Nature - Circles Belgium stamps 2021

  1. Morpho menelaus butterfly
  2. Collection of circle shapes in nature
  3. Human eye
  4. Cross section of a tree trunk
  5. Dandelion   
  6. Background of souvenir sheet: pattern of the cross-cutting of a red onion‎

Geometric shapes are present in watermarks in nature. There are different specific models: the spiral, the pentagon shape… Here we discover ‘the circle’.‎

Belgium Post Office

5 stamps, souvenir sheet, FDC

Designer: Kris Maes

Release date: Jan. 25, 2021


 

Roger Raveel 100th Birthday
1921-2013 2021

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Roger Raveel 100th Birthday Belgium stamps 2021

Museum Roger Raveel (rogerraveelmuseum.be) 

5 stamps, souvenir sheet

Designer: Gert Dooreman 
Previous designs include 2008 Expo series, 2009 Writers & Books and 2012 50 years of independence in Rwanda and Burundi, 

Release date: Jan 25, 2021

 


 

Great Women in Comics

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Great Women in Comics Belgium stamps 2021

  • Bianca Castafiore
  • M’oiselle Jeanne
  • Natacha
  • Yoko Tsuno
  • Aunt Sidonie 

5 stamps, souvenir sheet, special cancel, First Day Sheet

Designer: Myriam Voz

Release date: Jan 25, 2021


 

Belgium stamps 2021 March

Dogs and kittens

Kittens and puppies

5 stamps

I’m currently looking for images of the missing two stamps. If you have this set and would like to share the image, please leave a comment below.

Release date: March 2021

 


 

Town squares of Malines, Belgium

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Town squares of Malines, Belgium Belgium stamps 2021

5 stamps, souvenir sheet
 

Designed: Myriam Voz | Engraver: Guillaume Broux
Voz has worked for Belgium Post since 1984. Some of her designs include 2020’s Spéculoos (Christmas Cookies) She has worked with Broux on a number of stamps over the decades including 2020’s Abbeys and Monasteries, Contemporary Art – Berlinde De Bruyckere, Sculpture and 2019 Christmas stamps. 
Broux has been employed as an engraver with Belgium Post since 1995. His first stamp, as a freelancer, was the 1989 Tillo’s Church in Izegem stamp. Other stamps include the 1996 Music, 2002 Antwerp university, literature anniversaries 2009 Belgian World Heritage souvenir sheet and 2020’s Iconic stamps, Liège Squares, and Remarkable cemeteries.

Release date: March 15, 2021


 

Think Before You Post – Internet Safety

Think Before You Post - Internet Safety Belgium stamps 2021Think Before You Post - Internet Safety

1 stamp, souvenir sheet, label

Anti-bullying & internet safety awreness

Design: Kris Maes

Release date: March 15, 2021


 

North Sea Jellyfish

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North Sea Jellyfish Belgium stamps 2021

5 stamp, souvenir sheet

  • Sea mushroom – ‘Rhizostoma pulmo’
  • Kruiskwal – ‘Gonionemus vertens’
  • Kompaskwal – ‘Chrysaora hysoscella’
  • Blue hair jellyfish – ‘Cyanea lamarckii’
  • Oorkwal – ‘Aurelia aurita’

Designer: Sven Bellanger
Other designs/art include 2020 Special Mushrooms. Bellanger specialises in the “art of scientific illustration”.  

Release date: March 15, 2021

 


 

Microorganisms

Microorganisms Microorganisms 

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Microorganisms  Belgium stamps 2021

5 stamps, souvenir sheet

  • Arthrospira platensis
  • Alternaria alternata (fungal spores)
  • Streptomyces d. Gonatobotrys simplex
  • Cyclotella meneghiniana
    Image copyright Belspo / BCCM

Designer: Wim Vandersleyen
Previous designs include 2019 Belgium Space program, 2020 Special Mushrooms

Release date: March 15, 2021


 

Belgium stamps 2021 June

Belgium Deejays on Top of the World

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5 stamps, souvenir sheet

Designer: Kris Maes

Release date: June 14, 2021


 

Women Enter the Political Scene

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Women Enter the Political Scene Belgium stamps 2021

2 stamps, souvenir sheet

Designed: Myriam Voz | Engraver: Guillaume Broux

Release date: June 14, 2021


 

Europa: Animals in Peril

Europa: Animals in Peril Belgium stamps 2021Europa: Animals in Peril

2 stamps, souvenir sheet
Stamps use a special ink. If you put the stamps under a black light, you will be treated to a hidden image.  (Images captured from the BPost YouTube video: bpost stamp collection2021 – YouTube 

Snake skeleton Rodent skeleton

Europa: Animals in Peril Belgium stamps 2021

Check out Conz’s page showing the prep work for this series SKETCHES – conz comics (wordpress.com)

*In case you didn’t spot an intriguing detail, take a close look at the water reflection. 

Design and illustrations: Conz (Constantijn Van Cauwenberge) Over – conz comics (wordpress.com) 
Previous designs include 2015’s Dinosaurs and 2018’s Face to face with prehistoric animals.

Release date: June 16, 2021

 


 

Japanese Olympics 2020

Japanese Olympics 2020   Belgium stamps 2021

Japanese Olympics 2020   Belgium stamps 2021

1 stamp, souvenir sheet

Designer: Kris Maes

Release date: June 16, 2021

 


 

Where is the party? Here is the party

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European Football  

2 stamps, souvenir sheet
with special lenticular imaging effect that will create a 3d effect when the stamp is moved.

Designer: Kris Maes

Release date: June 16, 2021

 


 

Belgium stamps 2021 August

100th Anniversary Belgium Cycling

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1 stamp, souvenir sheet, information flyer

 Belgium stamps 2021

Release date: Aug. 30, 2021


 

Tree fruits

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10 stamps, 2 strips of 5

Designer: Marijke Meersman

Meersman’s first stamp for Belgium Post was the 2005 Little Mermaid issue. Since then, she has designed numerous nature and imaginary creature stamps over the years.

Marijke Meersman is the author & illustrator for the soon to be released book “Nature in Minature”

 

Date to come

 

 


 

Remarkable Architecture: Swimming Pools

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Remarkable Architecture: Swimming Pools Belgium stamps 2021

5 stamps, souvenir sheet

Designer: Kris Maes

Release date: Aug. 30, 2021


 

Tricolours in Nature

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Tricolours in Nature Belgium stamps 2021 sheet of all stamps

5 stamps, souvenir sheet

Designer: Marjike Meersman

Release date: Aug. 30, 2021


 

Grey Cuckoo

Birds  

1 stamp, sheet of 10

Details to come


 

Belgium stamps 2021 Oct

175th Anniversary of the Brussels to Paris Rail Link

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175th Anniversary of the Brussels to Paris Rail Link

175th Anniversary of the Brussels to Paris Rail Link

5 stamps, souvenir sheet

Designer: Kris Maes | Engraver: Guillaume Broux

Release date: Oct. 25, 2021


 

Wine in Belgium

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Wine in Belgium

5 stamps, special designed souvenir sheet 

Designer: Leen Depooter

Release date: Oct. 25, 2021


 

Thierry de Cordier
Contemporary visual artist

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1 stamp with silver leaf impression, strip of 10

Art & design: Thierry de Cordier 

Release date: Oct. 25, 2021

 


 

Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

2 stamps, booklets of 10

Designer: Stephanie Dehenni 

Release date: Oct. 25, 2021


 
 

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