Do It Yourself

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Make your own error
Stamp printed in two steps, only 400 copies exist with an inverted centre. It is very easy to make your own forgery : take two cheap normal stamps, carefully cut the blue centerpart of one of them, and glue it upside down on the other stamp !
(CANADA - 1959)




Inverted Dendermonde
Only 1 sheet of 25 stamps was misprinted, with an inverted centerpart. One of the most expensive Belgian stamps. This one of course is unfortunately a forgery, made out of two cheap normal stamps.
(BELGIUM - 1920)




Cheap stamp
If you think postage costs are too high, try this : take on old used 5F stamp of King Baudouin, with a pen write down the name of Prince Filip who will probably become the next King, change the 5F in 17F, and ready for use.
(BELGIUM - )




Train ticket
You ran out of envelopes ? Take an used train ticket, it is not easy, but you can do it.
(BELGIUM - 2009)




From the pub
An urgent message from the pub ? Just take a beer mat, put everything together an send it !
(BELGIUM - 2002)




With a newspaper
Your envelopes are too small ? No problem, take a newspaper and fold it, it works !
(BELGIUM - 2001)




Do it yourself.
Take a cartoon of a well known Belgian politician, glue it on en envelope : you have just made a free stamp !
(BELGIUM - 2011)




No stamp neede anymore
Try first with your picture near a real stamp with the picture of the Belgian King. If it is accepted, try only with your own picture, there is no reason why it should not work !
(BELGIUM - 2001)




Without envelope
If you finish your letter in time and fold it carefully, there is just enough space left for the address and the stamp.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1858)




Without envelope
Why loosing time to search an envelope, as you can also fold your letter and write the address on the backside ?
(BELGIUM - 1959)