Thanks to Johan I got a really wonderful cover today.:-)
Its from his visit to an exhibition about our well-known philatelic artist, Andre Buzin because we are celebrating the "25th anniversery of the Belgian "birds" stamps of Andre Buzin this year.
It has a great speciale cancellation and is signed by the artist himself!! Thanks a lot Johan for this unique item...
André Buzin (born 1946 in Dinant) is a Belgian artist who paints animals and flowers. He is known on the philatelic scene for the Birds series, a definitive stamp series of Belgium.
Buzin designed his first stamps for Zaire in 1984. In Africa, he also created some stamp series for Mauritania and Rwanda. Almost all depicted local animals, but he designs stamps for the 1984 Summer Olympics.
His major series have been issuing by Belgian Post. In 1984 he prepared some paintings figuring birds that were accepted by the postal authority. They became 1985 the first stamps of the Birds series, still in use more than twenty years later. Thank to this series he was awarded by about ten philatelic artistic prices in Belgium and the "Prix du Roi" in 1995.