On the occasion of the Stamp Night, POST Luxembourg unveiled the philatelic program for the year 2022 and awarded the prize for the most beautiful stamp 2020.
This Wednesday, October 20, 2021, during the Evening of the Stamp 2021 which took place at the Cultural Center in Capellen, Claude Strasser, Director general of POST Luxembourg unveiled the winner of the “Schéinsten Timber 2020” competition.
A souvenir frame of the winning stamp of the “Rural Tourism” series was given to the Luxembourg graphic designer Eugène Kalmus and to the president of the association for the promotion of rural tourism (APTR), Justin Limpach. Following a draw among the participants in the public vote, the 1st prize - an Apple iPhone 13 smartphone - was awarded to Mr. Raymond Glod.
The “Rural Tourism” series, designed by Luxembourg graphic designer Eugène Kalmus, is issued over a period of three years by POST Philately under the responsibility of Emile Espen, at the rate of two motifs per year. This special edition, ending this year, promotes Luxembourg's rural tourism offer. It is carried out in collaboration with the APTR (Association for the Promotion of Rural Tourism in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).
It is indeed a very popular stamp series, both nationally and internationally. This same stamp has earned POST Luxembourg the honor in Italy for the "Tourism" category of the very prestigious "Asiago International Philatelic Art Prize", rewarding the most beautiful stamps in the world.
Currently, the “Rural Tourism” series is among the best sellers in the POST Philately online store - www.postphilately.lu
and is also available at the philatelic counter (13, rue Robert Stümper, Cloche d'Or), as well as in all post offices.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Stamp Day, which will be celebrated on October 23, 2021 in the same places, a special stamp was presented with the motif of Villa Bourg, a building classified as a national monument located in Capellen and which houses the administration of the HMC League.
Souvenir frames with this stamp were presented by the Managing Director of POST Luxembourg, Claude Strasser to Ralph Letsch, president of the Cercle Philatélique de Mamer, the organizing club of the 2021 edition of the Day of the Stamp as well as to Norbert Ewen, president of the HMC League.
The central event of the Evening of the Stamp, namely the 2022 stamp issue program
, was presented by Émile Espen of POST Philately in the form of a video specially produced for the occasion, available via the link: https: / /youtu.be/BqxpP5BuM6E
A video with the retrospective of stamp issues in 2021 is available via the link: https://youtu.be/IElKi2KKsWc