The new state with a territory of 7.112 km2 and 351.916 inhabitants was made up mostly of the former Duchy of Luxembourg and the Duchy of Bouillon. Following the Belgian Revolution, the French speaking part (Duchy of Bouillon) was separated from Luxembourg and integrated in the new Belgian state.
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M&V Concept (L)
Multicoloured high resolution offset by Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)
48,75 x 38,15 mm, 10 stamps per sheet
500th anniversary of Count Peter-Ernest von Mansfeld
the design of this stamp is based on an italian manuscript illumination from the 14th century which shows the death of henry vii in buonconvento.
this commemorative stamp is based on a 14th century italian manuscript illumination. it shows the death of henry vii in buonconvento. henry vii was the first emperor from the house of luxembourg.
the mortal remains are surrounded by a devoted knight (thomas de septfontaines), a praying monk and two female mourners. the two motifs surrounding the page of ten stamps, namely the imperial eagle and luxembourg red lion. these motifs originate from the garment and shirt used to adorn the deceased on the cathedral tomb in pisa.