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

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

Postal codes 4000, 4020.

Liège 1

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

Liège 2 - 11

Liège X

Liège X in 1960.
Liège X in 1961.

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Liège 9 in 1958.
Meter cancel Liège X in 1979.

Postmarks before 1950

Leopold III period

Liége 11 ca 1945, with 2 hours indications.

Albert I period

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

Albert I covers

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

Leopold II period

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

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

Liège Guillemins

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

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

Longdooz

Postal code in 1969: none.

In 1909.

Liége St. Leonard

Postal code in 1969: none.

In 1883.


Former municipalities

Angleur

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

Angleur in 1930.

Bressoux

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

Railway frame in 1959.


Chênée

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

Circle on a 1883 issue.

Grivegnée

Postal code since 1969: 4030.

Circle in 1947.

Bois-de-Breux

A section of Grivegnée, no post office but a railway station.

Railway frame in 1923.

Jupille-sur-Meuse

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

Circle JUPILLE in 1910.

Sclessin

Stampset.png - Railway Postmark

Vivegnis

Stampset.png - Railway Postmark in 1923.

Wandre

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

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