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Scott: #278-9O

Issued: 24.5.1952

Luxembourg Stamp Centenary


Inside #278-9: Luxembourg Type A1 (B)

(Pic of #1O & #2O)

The first Luxembourg postage stamps, the “DIX CENTIMES” black and the “UN SILBERGROS” red were issued around 15 September 1852. These stamps include a medallion, on a crosshatched background, with the portrait of the King Grand Duke William III, King of The Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Entwined acanthus leaves as well as the word “Postes” and an indication of value in numbers and in text encircle the medallion. The individual stamps, which did not include the name of the country, are in a vertical format of 18x22mm and were printed in imperforate sheets of 200. The printer François Barth-Wahl engraved them on steel plates.



Scott: #C16-20O

Issued: 24.5.1952

Luxembourg Stamp Centenary

 Inside #C16-20: Luxembourg #1O

#257 Inside #C16-20: Luxembourg #257P


Scott: #603P

Issued: 15.9.1977

125th Anniversary, Luxembourg Stamps

 Inside #603: Luxembourg #1O

 Inside #603: Luxembourg #2O


Scott: #648P

Issued: 10.9.1980

Introduction of Postal Code

Inside #648: Luxembourg #648

The postal code is a numeric designation of a part of a postal address. It facilitates the handling of mail by allowing quick sorting of the mail at postal distribution centers. Luxembourg uses 4-digit postal codes, sufficient to identify places or villages with less than 50 households; street or parts of streets in other places; and a group of post office boxes.


Scott: #703-6P

Issued: 6.3.1984

50th Anniversary, Luxembourg Philatelic Federation

 Inside #703: Luxembourg #1O


Scott: #859P

Issued: 23.9.1991

Stamp Day, 50th Anniversary

#200 Inside #859: Luxembourg #200O

This stamp incorporates the design of the 1936 stamp issued to commemorate the 11th congress of the FIP in Luxembourg City. The first three Stamp Days were held in 1939, 1940, and 1941, but the next one was not until 1945 because of the World War II occupation.


Scott: #991-3O

Issued: 18.6.1998

Juvalux '98

Inside #991: Pseudo Stamp (?)


Scott: #1100O

Issued: 14.9.2002

150th Anniversary, Stamps of Luxembourg

 Inside #1100: Luxembourg type A1 (pic of Luxembourg #1O)

[Grand Duke Adolf of Luxembourg - New Drawing, type H3] Inside #1100: Luxembourg type A8 (pic of Luxembourg #73P)

#250 Inside #1100: Luxembourg type A45 (pic of Luxembourg #250P)

[Definitive Issues, type ASZ2] Inside #1100: Luxembourg type A438 (pic of Luxembourg #1076P)

This commemorative souvenir sheet for the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the first Luxembourg postage stamp was prepared in support of the theme « Postage stamps — images of life in Luxembourg for the past 150 years ».

The visual elements on the sheet show, with the help of photographs from each era, daily life in the Grand Duchy around 1852, 1902, 1952, and 2002, thus placing the postage stamp in its historical context.

Next to these illustrations are portraits of sovereigns, derived from postage stamps that were in everyday use during the different eras being considered. The following portraits were interpreted and reengraved by the engraver Guillaume Broux of Malines:

·         William III, King of The Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, from the first Luxembourg stamps of 1852 ;

·         Grand Duke Adolphe, from the definitive stamps used in 1902 ;

·         Grand Duchess Charlotte, 1948 type, on sale at post office counters in 1952 ;

·         and Grand Duke Henri, present definitive series.


Scott: #1234-5O

Issued: 20.5.2008

Europa – The letter

Inside #1235: Stamp on Envelope

The “Europa” issue is an annual European issue of postage stamps with a common theme. On September 15th 1956 the first stamps, of what later became the “Europa” issue, were released by the Benelux, Germany, France and Italy.

In 1960, the CEPT took up the idea, and from 1993 on PostEurop takes care of the “Europa” issues. In 1974 their common visual was changed into a common theme. One exception to this rule was the 1984 issue, the 25th anniversary of the CEPT.

In 2008, the theme selected is “The letter": rediscovering the pleasure of writing”. PostEurop wants to reinvigorate traditional communication since the new forms of electronic communication, such as SMS or e-mails, have taken over from traditional mail.


Scott: #1281 S/SP

Issued: 16.9.2009

75th Anniversary, Luxembourg Federation of Philatelic Societies (FSPL)

#198 Inside #1281a: Luxembourg #198O

Inside #1281b: Pseudo Stamp

On February 22nd 1934 by-laws were signed, in accordance with the 1928 law, transforming the Luxembourg Federation of Philatelic Societies (FSPL) into a non-profit association. In the first article of these by-laws it was stipulated that the federation had been created de facto on Sunday, July 16th 1933 in Diekirch.

In 1934, the FSPL was made up of four member associations representing about 500 collectors. In 1946, there were 14 clubs with about 2,500 collectors and in the past few years the FSPL has been made up of 35 clubs with 2,200 adult collectors and 100 youths.

In 75 years the FSPL has succeeded in becoming the recognized spokesman for Luxembourg collectors, as much nationally as internationally.

The FSPL is directed by the Bureau Permanent made up of nine elected members, half elected every two years for a period of four years. Twice a year the presidents of the 35 clubs or their representatives meet in a General Council to discuss current business. Once a year, club delegates attend the National Congress of the FSPL, organized each year by a different club, where important decisions are made and also where elections are held every two years for the Bureau Permanent.

The federation includes five commissions:

the traditional philately commission which covers postal stationery, postal history, and aerophilately, the thematic philately commission, the youth philately commission where the clubs are represented by their monitors, and the postmark study commission which publishes catalogues of all types of postmarks. The official publication of the federation is the “Moniteur du Collectionneur” which is published five times per year.

Thanks to G.B.

Scott: #1310P

Issued: 15.3.2011

50th Anniversary, Amnesty International


Inside #1310: Self (simplified)

Amnesty International is a movement dedicated to human rights of which independence and impartiality are fundamental principles. On 28 May 1961, the first campaign was launched following the appearance of an article in the Observer titled: “The Forgotten Prisoners”.

In 1977 Amnesty received the Nobel Peace Prize. 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Amnesty International movement whose first international meeting took place on 22 and 23 July 1961 in Luxembourg-City.

Disgusted by attacks on human rights but driven by hope for a better world, Amnesty International takes action to improve the lives of people by calling for international solidarity. Its members and sympathisers exert influence on governments, political authorities, and intergovernmental organisations.

The association includes more than 3 million members and sympathisers in more than 150 countries and regions.

Luxembourg has 4,000 members and donors of Amnesty International. The mission of Amnesty consists of conducting research and taking action to prevent and stop serious attacks on civil, political, social, cultural, and economic rights.

Amnesty works with and for people around the world so that everyone can enjoy the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Scott: #1311P

Issued: 15.3.2011

75th Anniversary, 'Journée du Timbre' (Stamp Day)

Inside #1311: TBI

It was Hans von Rudolphi, an eminent German philatelist, who in support of a joint exhibition with Hungary in 1927 proposed to the Congress of German philatelists in Dantzig an annual commemoration of Stamp Day. At the congress of German philatelists in Mainz in 1935, the date of 7 January was selected for Stamp Day, corresponding to the date of birth of Heinrich von Stephan, 7 January 1831, who was the Minister of Posts and a great reformer of the German postal system.

At the FIP congress (Fédération Internationale de la Philatélie) in Luxembourg on 29 August 1936, the decision to commemorate Stamp Day was confirmed after a resolution from the German delegation. The date fixed was the first Sunday after 7 January. The FIP congress in Paris, on 5 December 1937, confirmed the commemoration of Stamp Day by all federations affiliated with the FIP. Unfortunately, a common date was quickly abandoned. One of the reasons was the start of World War II on 1 September, 1939.

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg celebrated the first Stamp Day on 23 April 1939, the year of the official commemoration of the centenary of its independence. The second commemoration took place on 17 March 1940, just before the invasion of the Grand Duchy by Nazi troops. After the liberation, the 4th Stamp Day was organized in Luxembourg on 30 September 1945, the first anniversary of the liberation.

Scott: #1332O

Issued: 15.5.2012

100th Anniversary of the Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee (COSL)

Inside #1332 (In margin): 20 Luxembourg Olympic-themed stamps

Luxembourg #460P

Luxembourg #791P

Luxembourg #948P

Luxembourg #707P

Luxembourg #462P

Luxembourg #280O

Luxembourg #285O

Luxembourg #281O

Luxembourg #930P

Luxembourg #283O

Luxembourg #465P

Luxembourg #1231O

Luxembourg #499P

Luxembourg #282O

Luxembourg #284O

Luxembourg #464P

Luxembourg #463P

Luxembourg #1140O

Luxembourg #461P

Luxembourg #872P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

sos luxembourg 1736 ss   2014

Scott: #1376O

Issued: 11.3.2014

80th Anniversary of the FSPL

Inside #???: TBI

The Federation of Philatelic Societies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was founded February 22, 1934 in Luxembourg. Its Constitution was signed by the four presidents of associations Philatelia Diff erdange Circle Exchange Phila Dudelange, Philatelic Club of Esch-sur-Alzette and Union Timbrophiles Luxembourg.

The FSPL emerged including the grounds that a national federation contribute to the enhancement of our stamps, that the grouping of associations would implement the motto "Unity is strength" and that the existence of a national federation we would be heard internationally. Today, in 2014, the FSPL account effective 1,700 members divided into 35 associations. The FSPL joined the International Federation of Philately (FIP) in 1934.

After World War successive major international exhibitions of 1952, "100 Jahre Luxemburgische Briefmarken" (100 years of Luxembourg stamps), 1963, "Millennium Luxembourg City" and 1969, "1969 JUVENTUS" the first international exhibition of stamps dedicated to youth. In 2012 there was the great national exposure on the topics "Treasures of philately" and "160 Joer Lëtzebuerger Timber" (160 Years of Luxembourg stamps), where parts of the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England were presented for the first time in Luxembourg.

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #1413P

Issued: 22.09.2015

175th Anniversary of Penny Black

sos luxembourg 1  1852 Inside #1413: Luxembourg #1O

luxembourg     fdc

Lou Wrote: Luxembourg reproduced their own #1, just to be different, but put the Penny Black on the FDC cachet.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

Scott: #????P

Issued: 19.09.2017

175th Anniversary, Luxembourg Post

Inside #????: TBI

Inside #???? (In margin): TBI

Thanks to Hirschbühl Briefmarken

luxembourg     ss 9 17 19

Scott: #????O

Issued: 17.09.2019

85th Anniversary, of FSPL (Luxembourg Federation of Philatelic Societies)

sos luxembourg 130  1921 Inside #???? (In margin - on the wall to the left is a framed picture): Luxembourg #130 O

sos luxembourg 1736 ss   2014 

Inside #???? (In margin - on the computer screen on the right): Luxembourg #1736

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Attilio Papio

Scott: #????O (B)

Issued: 14.03.2023

The centenary of the issuance of the world's first souvenir sheet

Inside #????: Luxembourg #151O



Lou wrote: Rather disappointing is the fact that it is a reissue / Type B design with changed color and value.

The original issue s/s is quite expensive with online prices over $600.00, but the new issue is reasonably priced.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

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Luxembourg #151 ! !


Luxembourg #198


Luxembourg #200


Luxembourg #278-9

Luxembourg #280-5 + Malawi (#285)



Luxembourg #C16-20


Luxembourg #318 for Gambia


Luxembourg #320 for Yemen

[EUROPA Stamps, type IX]

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Luxembourg #991-3

Luxembourg #1140

Luxembourg #1231


Luxembourg #1234-5

Luxembourg #1332

ss 1 v margin detail 1-- sos luxembourg B496  2014

Luxembourg #B496 for Sierra Leone

Scott: #???? 2023