Vegetables of Yesteryear
With 1,300 identified species of vascular plants in the country, Luxembourg is, despite its small size, the keeper of an astonishing biodiversity. In accordance with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, it’s goal is to stop the loss of endangered species.
Issue Date: 23.09.2014 Designer: Mariepol Goetzinger (L) Printer: Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B) Process: Multicoloured high resolution offset Colours: 4 colours Size: 27.66 x 40.20 mm Values: €0.85, €1.00, €1.10
Every two years, POST Luxembourg organises a stamp design competition for children and adolescents in primary and secondary schools. The winning design, by age group, is published in the form of a postage stamp and the winner(s) receive a €1,000 prize!This year, the theme was ‘the soil, this essential living environment’. POST Luxembourg was working in partnership with the Natural History Museum. More than 1,600 children and adolescents took part in the drawing competition.
On 3 July 2014, the prizes were presented at the Head Office of POST Technologies at the Cloche d’Or.
Issue Date: 23.09.2014 Designer: Michaela Videnova, Adelisa Pjanić (L) Printer: Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B) Process: Multicoloured high resolution offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 27.66 x 40.20 mm Values: €0.60, €0.85
Personalities- Samuel Hirsch, Nikolaus Hein, Marie Speyer
Samuel Hirsch (1809-1889) studied at the universities of Bonn and Berlin, receiving training as a rabbi in Metz. He was a pioneer of liberal Judaism in Germany and a radical voice when the Jewish reform movement was still in its incipience. He was Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg from 1843 to 1866. When, in 1966 Samuel Hirsch was appointed rabbi of the reform community of Philadelphia he immigrated to the USA where he chaired the first North American rabbinical congress in Philadelphia in 1869. He remained rabbi for 22 years in Philadelphia, retiring in 1888 and moving to join his son in Chicago.
Nikolaus Hein (1889-1969) was the son of a winegrower from Ehnen who studied German language and literature, ancient philology and history in Munich (1909- 1910) and at the Sorbonne (1910-1912). He taught in Echternach and at the School of Industry and Trade in Luxembourg. Hein dedicated his life to promoting the German language and its literature, composing the “Deutsches Lesebuch für höhere Schulen” (German primer for upper secondary schools) in 1955, which was later revised and updated by Joseph Groben under the title of “Der Brunnen” (The Well). Both the Moselle landscape and the winegrowing profession provided the foundation for his poetry and impressionist prose miniatures.
Marie Speyer (1880-1914) was born in Vianden. At 25, she passed all the compulsory exams to become a primary school teacher. In 1905, she went to study at Fribourg University in Switzerland (it began admitting women in 1865) and presented her doctorate thesis in 1909. In 1911, she was off ered the position of assistant director at the Lycée de Jeunes Filles in Luxembourg. She died of cancer at the Saint-François Clinic in Luxembourg, a few days shy of her 34th birthday.
Issue Date: 23.09.2014 Designer: Pit Wagner (L) Printer: Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B) Process: Multicoloured high resolution offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 27.66 x 40.20 mm Values: €0.60