Le Timbre-Poste

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The first edition of Le Timbre-Poste, 15 February 1863.

Le Timbre-Poste was the first French language philatelic magazine. It was published by Jean-Baptiste Moens of Brussels from 1863 to 1900. Le Timbre Fiscal was included as a supplement from volume 17 of 1879 and incorporated from January 1897 when the whole was renamed Le Timbre-Poste et Le Timbre Fiscal.[1] After Moens retired in 1900 it was discovered that his brother-in-law, Louis Hanciau, had actually been responsible for most of the literary content of Le Timbre-Poste.[2]


  1. ^ Birch, Brian. Bibliography of philatelic periodicals. 7th edition. Standish, Wigan, Brian Birch, 2013, p. 790-791.
  2. ^ Birch, Brian. Biographies of philatelists and dealers. 13th edition. Standish, Wigan, Brian Birch, 2013, p. 1151.