The first Belgium stamps, issued in 1849, were two imperforates called “Epaulettes”. The name refers to the shoulder ornaments on the uniform of King Leopold I, pictured on the stamps. Starting with 1891 issues, stamps of Belgium are imprinted with “Belgium” in two languages: French and Dutch – Belgique and Belgie. Belgium postage stamps issued from 1893-1913 have margin tabs which state – in both languages – “Not to be delivered on Sunday”. Belgium was conquered by Julius Caesar in the first century BC and controlled by foreign nations for 2000 years. Independent by 1830, neutral Belgium was occupied by Germany in both world wars. Stamps of Germany were overprinted for use in Belgium.