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Issuing programme for Belgium, 2011

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Date of Issue Subject Number In Set
3 January 1.1.11 De Post-La Poste at a watershed: the liberalisation of the postal market 1
17 January The Zodiac 1
17 January Between shaft and heath: Belgian Regions series; the mines of the Kempen 5
17 January Unravelling chemicals: the UN year of Chemistry 1
14 February By Luc Tuymans: world class artist exhibits work in Bozr and creates a postage stamp 1
14 February Highlights of Belgium: self adhesive guide for tourists in Belgium 5
14 February Volunteers first: European Year of the Volunteer 1
7 March Le Bal du Rat Mort: carnival in Ostend with James Ensor 1
7 March Where writers lived: writers' homes 3
4 April Forgotten vegetables: nature issue of old vegetables that have made a comeback 5
4 April Henry de Toulouse Lautrec in Ixelles: posters from Ixelles Museum 10
16 May The art of graffiti: De Wand Metro Station in Laken 5
16 May Letter in the Box!: series of old and new letterboxes 5
27 June Power through humour: "This is Belgium" through major Belgian cartoonists 10
27 June Women and Sport: team sports 5
29 August Palaces of Justice: courts of yesteryear and now 5
29 August The Fair!: enchanting fairground attractions 10
19 September The Queen and her work: Queen Paola and her youth initiatives 1
19 September Tintin on the big screen: The Adventures of Tintin by Stephen Spielberg (youth philately) 10
19 September Visit Belgium: The 2011 Europa issue visits Belgium 2
10 October Manga and Comic Strips: joint issue with Japan 2
10 October Radiant Centres: Grand Place in Brussels; promotion of philately series on famous city centres (miniature sheet) 5
7 November Belgian traditional confectionery 5
7 November Best Wishes: Write to each other!; children draw their New Year's wishes 2

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