Timeline of stamp issuing entities of Belgium and connected areas

Belgium 1849–today
Congo Free State 1886–1900
Belgian Congo 1909–1960
Belgian Occupation of German East Africa 1916–1922
Belgian Occupation of Rheinland 1919–1921
Belgian Occupation of Eupen 1920–1921
Belgian Occupation of Eupen and Malmedy 1920
Belgian Occupation of Malmedy 1920–1921
Ruanda-Urundi 1924–1961
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of Belgium and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1849–today Belgium ≈ 5 Thousand ≈ 153
1886–1900 Congo Free State

The Congo Free State (French: État indépendant du Congo) was a large area in Central Africa that was privately controlled by Leopold II, King of the Belgians.

→ see under Belgian colonial empire in Africa
≈ 30
1909–1960 Belgian Congo

The Belgian Congo was the formal title of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between King Leopold II’s formal relinquishment of his personal control over the state to Belgium on 15 November 1908, and Congolese independence on 30 June 1960.

→ see under Belgian colonial empire in Africa
≈ 400 ≈ 2
1916–1922 Belgian Occupation of German East Africa

Ruanda-Urundi was a part of German East Africa under Belgian military occupation from 1916 to 1924 in the aftermath of World War I when a military expedition had the Germans out of the colony.

→ see under Belgian colonial empire in Africa
≈ 40
1919–1921 Belgian Occupation of Rheinland ≈ 20
1920–1921 Belgian Occupation of Eupen ≈ 20
1920 Belgian Occupation of Eupen and Malmedy ≈ 7
1920–1921 Belgian Occupation of Malmedy ≈ 20
1924–1961 Ruanda-Urundi

Ruanda-Urundi was made a League of Nations class B mandate, allotted to Belgium, from 1924 to 1945. It was designated as a United Nations trust territory, still under Belgian administration, until 1962, when it developed as the independent states of Rwanda and Burundi.

→ see under Belgian colonial empire in Africa
≈ 200