New Stamps from Luxembourg

The 175th Anniversary of First Postage Stamp

luxembourg penny black stampThe first postage stamp was issued in 1840 in Great Britain and Ireland at the initiative of Rowland Hill as part of a reform of the postal system. Its official use began in May of the same year.

Issue Date: 22.09.2015 Designer: Vidale and Gloesener (L) Printer: Cartor Security Printing (F) Process: Offset Lithographic + 1 colour gold Colours: 4 Colours Size: 60 x 32 mm, 10 stamps per sheetValues: €0.70

15th Anniversary of the Reign of Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri

luxembourg royal familyThe Hereditary Grand Duke’s appointment as Lieutenant Representative of his Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean on 4 March 1998, and his accession to the throne marked an important step in the history of the Grand Ducal family and the entire country. Swearing his solemn oath to become the Grand Duke of Luxembourg on 7 October 2000, the sixth sovereign of the Nassau-Weilbourg dynasty since Adolf of Nassau, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg maintains continuity in his reign by showing his will to extend the deep connection between the population and the reigning house. By performing their role in the spirit of Grand Duke Jean, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess have adopted a resolutely modern style, whilst remaining true to past traditions.

Issue Date: 22.09.2015 Designer: Martin Mörck (N) Printer: PostNord (SE) Process: copperplate engraving and offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 47 x 35.7 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorative edges Values: 0.70

The National Museum of History and Art

luxembourg history stampsThe National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg Fish market can look back on a history of the collection, which reaches back to the end of the 18th century. The two most recent chapters in the history of the Museum are the extension of the main building, which was opened in 2002, and the basic refurbishment and redesign of the so-called Wiltheim wing, completed in 2015, consisting of former nobility and town houses built onto the museum. Today they are host to wheelchair accessible tours and offer plenty of space for touring exhibitions.

Issue Date: 22.09.2015 Designer: M&V Concept (L) Illustrator: Serge Weis (L), Tom Lucas (L) (Photos) Printer: Cartor Security Printing (F) Process: Offset lithography Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40 x 31,5 mm, 10 stamps per sheet Values: 0.70, 0.95, 1.30

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