25 Centimes 1919 - Liège - Perron

25 Centimes 1919 - Liège - Perron
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : A perron (French; Dutch perroen) is a stone column, decorated with a globus cruciger, that was erected in cities belonging to the erstwhile Prince-Bishopric of Liège (980-1795). They were primarily built in the so-called Good Cities (French: Bonnes Villes, Dutch: Goede Steden) that formed the primary towns of the polity.

The columns came to symbolise freedom and autonomy (initially bishopric autonomy, later urban autonomy). This stemmed from their function as place where laws were stated, and justice was administered. However, the actual origin of the symbols of the column is unclear.
Face value 25 Centimes
Catalog code (Michel) BE 143a
Catalog code (Scott) BE 123
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 164 Stanley Gibbons BE 236a AFA number BE 143 Belgium BE 164 Unificato BE 164
Stamp colour blue
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Issue date 19/07/1919
Designer H. Segers / Henri-Lucien Cheffer
Print technique recess
Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 33.00 mm
Width 22.00 mm
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