The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 the “International Year of Plant Health” (IYPH). Plants are an existential element for life on earth. The initiative aims to underline the importance of plant health for food security, the supply of raw materials, biodiversity and the various services provided by agriculture, forestry, water management and other ecosystems on Earth. In addressing this topic, the United Nations is making an important contribution to raising awareness in a globalised world in which the implementation of sustainable development goals is becoming increasingly important.
Price of the stamp: €1,05
Layout: David Carpentier (B),
Ierace Dechmann + Parners (L)
Printing: Multicoloured high-resolution offset,
Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)
Dimensions: 48,75 x 38,15 mm,
10 stamps per sheet
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 has issued a book of self-adhesive stamps showing the diversity of luxembourg's mushrooms.
there are over 2,500 different species of mushroom in the grand duchy of luxembourg. the humid and temperate climate offers the perfect conditions for mushrooms to prosper in the forests.
they are essential to the ecosystem as they recycle organic waste matter in the forests. they also help the plants and trees to absorb the minerals that they require.