Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens

Moens began collecting stamps from his family's mail as a boy in Tournai. He was the son of Colette Blangenois and Phillipe Moens, a soldier. Continue reading

First stamp dealer of record

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a bookseller of Brussels, Belgium, is the first stamp dealer of record, when began his philately business circa 1855. Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Grown Commercially

Brussels Sprouts may have been named as such as they were first cultivated and grown commercially near Brussels, Belgium around 1200s. Continue reading