Liège (BE)

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Liège is a city (197,355 inhabitants end 2017) the capital of the Province of Liège in Wallonia. Note the spelling Liége before a Royal Decree in 1946. The Liège municipality (i.e. the city proper) includes the former communes of Angleur, Bressoux, Chênée, Glain, Grivegnée, Jupille-sur-Meuse, Rocourt, and Wandre.

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Postal history[edit]

LIEGE post office opened before 1830, followed by sub-offices:

Guillemins on 23 December 1865 - Code 230 with points Outre-Meuse on 4 April 1867 - Code 413 with points Sainte-Marguerite on 15 June 1873
Saint-Leonard on 20 May 1874 Saint-Gilles on 20 March 1894 Longdoz on 10 June 1899
Amercoeur on 4 october 1899 Sainte-Walburge on 5 December 1901 Exposition on 21 April 1905
Palais on 26 August 1908 ** **

Historically independent communes were integrated in the 1977 reform (with post office opening dates before 1910):

Chênée (1 December 1850) - Code 156 with bars, 80 with points Wandre (28 June 1861) - Distribution Code 20 with bars, 388 with points Grivegnée (25 December 1870) - Code 188 with points
Jupille (25 December 1870) - Code 288 with points Ougrée (partly, 1 May 1871) Angleur (10 March 1885)
Sclessin (20 May 1896) Rocour (relay on 21 January 1898) Vivegnis (27 May 1910)
Bressoux Glain **

Liège and sub-offices after 1950[edit]

Postal codes 4000, 4020.

Liège 1[edit]

Double circle Liège 1 in 1953.
Circle Liège T 1 in 1972.
Circle Liège D 1 4000 in 1988.

Liège 2 - 11[edit]

File:Liège (BE) Liège11.jpg
Liège 11 ca 1945.

Liège X[edit]

Liège X in 1960.
Liège X in 1961.

Postmarks before 1950[edit]

Leopold III period[edit]

Liége 11 ca 1945, with 2 hours indications.

Albert I period[edit]

Liège 6A 1912ca
Bilingual LIEGE-LUIK in 1915, occupied Belgium.
Bilingual LIEGE-LUIK 3 in 1928.
Liège 3 issue 1929.

Albert I covers[edit]

LÜTTICH in 1916 on cover from Charbonnages du HORLOZ (coal mines)

Leopold II period[edit]

Liége name was in use.

Liége in 1877.
Liège issue 1884.
Liége Départ issue 1893 in 1904.
Liège issue 1894.
Liège, 1905.

Leopold I period[edit]

Code 73 with 18 horizontal bars (Bureau de Direction); 217 in points since 1864.

First 1849 issue.
Code 73 on a 1850 issue.
Points 217 on a 1863 issue.
Points 217 on a 1867 sub-issue.

Sub-offices[edit]

Liège Guillemins[edit]

Early DC in 1866.
Blue linear on Railway issue 1896.
19 May 1897 Liège (Guillemins)
Départ in 1906.
LIEGE-LUIK GUILL. EXP. DEP. in 1934.
LIEGE-LUIK GUILL. ABT. BA.. in 1966.

Liège Palais[edit]

In 1881, to be renamed
LIEGE-PALAIS N° 2 in 1934.

Longdooz[edit]

Postal code in 1969: none.

In 1909.

Liége St. Leonard[edit]

Postal code in 1969: none.

In 1883.


Former municipalities[edit]

Angleur[edit]

Postal code in 1969: 4900, 4031 since 1998 at least.

Angleur in 1930.

Bressoux[edit]

Postal code in 1969: 4001, 4020 since 1990 at least. Station built in the 1950s.

Railway frame in 1959.


Chênée[edit]

Postal codes: in 1969 4600, since 1998 at least: 4032 .

Circle on a 1883 issue.

Grivegnée[edit]

Postal code since 1969: 4030.

Circle in 1947.

Jupille-sur-Meuse[edit]

Postal code in 1969: 4500, 4020 since 1990 at least.

Circle JUPILLE in 1910.

Sclessin[edit]

Stampset.png - Railway Postmark

Vivegnis[edit]

Stampset.png - Railway Postmark in 1923.

Wandre[edit]

Opened on 28 June 1861, used Distribution Code 20 with bars, later 388 with points. Postal code in 1969: 4520, 4020 in 1998.

Circle at WANDRE on 19 Août 1911.

Covers and Postcards[edit]

Arrival mark in Liege in 1878 on a postal card from Beiruth (Lebanon).
Liège (BE) Cover a.jpg