Philatelists all over the country each year eagerly awaiting the brochure with the new postzegelcollectie of bpost. The Leuven-based collectors on the other hand rubbed themselves look good in the eyes when she has the folder got our hands on. The 'Squares'series this year in the sign of Leuven but for the image of the town hall are two of the same stamps are used. The other three images show the universiteitsbib, the university hall and the 'Sint-Pieterskerk'. But that fifth picture is missing. "It is perhaps the first time in 20 years that I have from my pins to shoot, but it really is a blatant blunder. A blamage for Leuven", responds the 82-year-old Casimir Of Roy, a member of the Royal Flemish Bond of postage stamp collectors. "The city has more than images, enough to provide five prints to fill. It gives the impression that Leuven is not more in the house than this. While there are still so many beautiful squares and buildings. It is a blamage."Five images
In the past, got to Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Took the same chance. When was the time a series is issued with five different pictures. That something is lost at bpost wants to be there, not to have said. "We have a philatelic committee in the house that may be involved. That consists of a number of historians, people of bpost, a group of external workers, and stamp collectors. There is no fixed rule and there is always looked at in function of the image. But I can already report that this is a unique event and the fifth seal, extra valuable it will be," explains spokeswoman Barbara Van Speybroeck. "The image of the town hall is made by two engravers. The Belgian does with a chisel while the renowned Pool of digital works. So it is a total different stamps with international standing", explains Van Speybroeck choice.
"Ridiculous and apekool," said Casimir, who, with heavy eyes behold. "This I have in 60 years have never experienced and I'm not alone there. The an engraver is for us a matter of secondary importance, that is background information. You need a magnifying glass to take his name to be able to read. It is the first time that that Pool (Przemyslaw Krajewski, ed.) in Belgium something. I have never heard of. Why do they need all the stamps to make as they are internationally want to go? Huisgraveur Guillaume Broux is a civil servant and that more than half of the stamps by bpost is a seal."
Toerismeschepen Denise Vandevoort (sp.(a) will not engage in the polemic. "Our role was just to take pictures to play through. If bpost there are now four instead of five choose then that is their business. They have the action put in place. But if the beautiful images are, I wouldn't know why I geblameerd must feel."
The new collection is from August, only available online. For the five stamps, you pay 9,20 euro.