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Belgium
Queen Astrid Memorial Issue

Queen Astrid Memorial Issue
Queen Astrid Memorial Issue
The surtax on these stamps supported a variety of charitable organizations.

Queen Astrid was 29 years old when she was killed in a automobile accident. While they were touring the Swiss Alps near Lake Lucerne, her husband, KIng Leopold, briefly took his eyes off the road to refer to a map. The car swerved off the road and collided with a tree. The semi-postal memorial stamps were issued on December 1, 1935.


Bibliography

"Belgium." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.

Conoley, Ken. Stamps their Lure and Lore. Don Mills, Ontario: Longman, 1967.


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