Belgium Post Celebrates the 1920’s

01 Oct 2020  Thu

Belgium’s Bpost issued a pane of five stamps Aug. 31 titled “The Roaring Twenties.” The 1920s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on 1st January 1920 and ended on 31st December 1929.

In North America, it is frequently referred to as the "Roaring Twenties" or the "Jazz Age", while in Europe the period is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Age Twenties" because of the economic boom following World War I. French speakers refer to the period as the "Annees Folles" ("Crazy Years"), emphasizing the era's social, artistic, and cultural dynamism.

Two of the stamps feature fashions of the decade, with a flapper shown on the first stamp on the left and striped suit pants and shoes with spats on the fourth stamp. The other three designs represent architect Leon Stynen, the growing popularity of automobiles and the introduction of household appliances, such as the automatic pop-up toaster.

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