These stamps by Luxembourg post is made of 100% natural silk. The top layer of the paper contains 30g of silk per square meter. The yarns used to make this stamp are the fi nest sized in existence. The results achieved offer a truly extraordinary, original, and silky effect that can be appreciated by everybody. However, it is mainly aimed at stamp collectors and admirers the world over. This technique is mainly used for stamps commemorating very special events, such as the body of work of an artist, for example.
The “Federation des Societes philateliques du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg” was founded in the City of Luxembourg on 22 February 1934. The articles of incorporation were signed by the four presidents of the “Philatelia Diff erdange”, “Cercle d’Echanges Phila Dudelange”, “Cercle philatelique d’Esch sur Alzette” and “Union des Timbrophiles de Luxembourg” associations.
The following reasons were listed for the FSPL coming into being: a national association would help to increase the value of the postage stamps, amalgamating the associations would fulfil the motto “L’Union fait la force” and the existence of a national association would allow to have a say at international level. Today, in 2014, the FSPL boasts 1,700 full members in 35 associations.
The FSPL was accepted as a member of the FIP (Federation Internationale de Philatelie) in 1934. After the Second World War, there followed the major international exhibitions “100 Years of Luxembourg Stamps” in 1952, “Millennial Celebration of the City of Luxembourg” in 1963 and the first world youth stamp exhibition “JUVENTUS 1969″ in 1969. The major national propaganda exhibition, where parts of the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England were displayed in Luxembourg for the first time, was held in 2012 under the themes “Treasures of Philately” and “160 Joer Letzebuerger Timber”.