Since 1980 a group of rose lovers established the “Lëtzebuerger Rousefrënn” (Luxembourg Friends of Roses) to encourage the preservation of older varieties and the breeding of new ones. In 2014, a second association, the “Patrimoine Roses pour le Luxembourg” joined forces with them and their commitment to preserve the valuable cultural heritage of Luxembourg roses going back to the 19th century.
POST Philately was able to recruit Marianne Majerus, specialised in the depiction of gardens to illustrate the new postocollants.
Todays price of the series:
Marianne Majerus (GB + L)
Multicoloured high-resolution offset by Joh.Enschedé Stamps BV (NL)
30x25 mm, 100 stamps per box
Fauna and Flora
post philately turns the spotlight on forgotten vegetables, and issues a special set of stamps featuring heirloom vegetables, using designs by mariepol goetzinger
despite its small size, luxembourg is the guardian of amazing biodiversity.
post philately issued these stamps following a post luxembourg stamp illustration competition, which was part of the "le sol une boite aux tresors" (soil, a treasure trove) exhibition
in 2014, in partnership with the natural history museum, post luxembourg organised a design competition with the theme "the soil, this essential living environment". over 1,600 children and teenagers, from primary (year 3+4) and secondary schools took part.