In 2017, the postal service in Luxembourg will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its foundation following a decree of King-Grand Duke William II on 20 August 1842. The role of the postal service was initially to transport letters and messages on horseback or by other means of transport. The first telephone lines appeared in 1880 following the establishment of the telegraph office in 1861. From 1898 onwards, it was possible to make telephone calls abroad from Luxembourg (initially to Belgium). This laid the foundation for the telecommunications services. .
POST Luxembourg is the leading provider in the field of postal and telecommunications services in Luxembourg. The postal service has also been offering financial services since 1911.
Price of the block:
Pit Weyer (L)
Lex + Pit Weyer créations / publicité (L)
Offset Lithographie en quadrichromie, Cartor Security Printing (F)
Dimensions of the block:
120 x 80 mm
Dimensions of the stamps:
45 x 33 m
50th anniversary of STATEC
this stamp marks the 50th anniversary of statec. this institution is a statistics authority for the grand duchy of luxembourg.
post philately pays tribute to the federation des societes philateliques du luxembourg (federation of luxembourg's philately societies) with the issue of a miniature sheet of stamps made of natural silk
for the 80th anniversary of the fspl, post philately issued a stamp where the top layer of the paper contains 30g of natural silk per square metre. the yarn used to make this stamp are the finest in existence. the final result is an extraordinary, silky luminous stamp.
the beauty of the stamp can be appreciated by everybody, however, it is mainly aimed at stamp collectors and admirers from around the world.