On 10/10/1914 the Belgian government obtains the permission to settle itself in France in Le Havre.
Mister Dufayel,owner of the 'great shops Dufayel ' from Paris, was the promotor of Nice-Havrais where he constructed a large building for his workers to use as a holiday resort. Here were a hotel,villa's and a large building.The Belgian minister and his family stayed in this "Hotellerie du Nice-Havrais" , place Fr‚deric Sauvage nr 4,with a Belgian post-office on the ground floor, who started its work on 14/10/1915. Before this date the Belgian post-office was situated in the assistant-post office of Nice-Havrais, beside the French post office, avenue des Régates.
-FIRST TYPE OF POSTMARK:
A worn out cachet of Le Havre,donated by the French central post office of Le Havre, with a fractured ring above the E of LE, which is not rectangular,but slanting towards the E. The our is indicated on the first line, followed by a star with six arms.
This postmark was in use from 18/10/1914 until 22/10/1914, and was then send back to the French post-office.
-SECOND TYPE OF POSTMARK
Departing from 23/10/1914 one uses a special for the Belgian office fabricated postmark:LE HAVRE (SPECIAL) SEINE INFre. This was used until 14/10/1914.
Probably in January 1915 a likely postmark of the first postmarks of LE HAVRE SEINE INFre was used, but without the defect in the ring and with the date 18/10/1914 . This was done to commemorate the opening of the Belgian post-office in Le Havre. The Belgian government had asked for the original postmark, but received another.
The postmark does not mentions the hour of departure, which is replaced by a star with six arms, placed on a point.