Charity series – Trades of yesteryear IV

3 december 2013

POST Philately pays tribute to the trades of yesteryear – miller, distiller, shoemaker and wheelwright - with a special series of stamps by Jacques Doppée.

Following the issues in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (http://www.postphilately.lu/portal/stamps/pid/1498), Jacques Doppée completes this beautiful charitable series dedicated to the trades of yesteryear.

Distiller

This stamp is a tribute to the distiller who produces his own eau de vie using ancestral knowledge.

Eau de vie distillation is a tradition in Luxembourg. For a long time the process was known only to farmers who had small distilleries.

However, over the last 150 years the number of distilleries in Luxembourg has continued to fall. In 1865, there were 2011 distilleries, compared to only 153 in 2000.


The artist

Jacques Doppée has produced many stamps for Belgium, Luxembourg and Faroe Island. He is a painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.

Jacques Doppée is a specialist in medieval techniques. He is inspired by nature and has a preference for landscapes and beach scenes. He has also created stylised images of plants and insects represented in a graphic and meticulous way.

He was trained at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts in Ixelles (Belgium).


Price for the set: 3,75 + 0,50 = €4,25 
Illustrations: Jacques Doppée (B)
Printing: Offset lithography by Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F)
Stamp format: 40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated border.

Miller

This stamp features a miller, an artisan who transforms grains into flour.

Müller is the German word for miller. This name is one of the most common surnames in Luxembourg. This was also one of the most common jobs. In 1900, Luxembourg had 250 mills for the production of flour. After the Second World War, smaller mills began to disappear. 


The artist

Jacques Doppée has produced many stamps for Belgium, Luxembourg and Faroe Island. He is a painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.

Jacques Doppée is a specialist in medieval techniques. He is inspired by nature and has a preference for landscapes and beach scenes. He has also created stylised images of plants and insects represented in a graphic and meticulous way.

He was trained at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts in Ixelles (Belgium).


Price for the set: 3,75 + 0,50 =  €4,25
Illustrations: Jacques Doppée (B)
Printing: Offset lithography by Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F)
Stamp format: 40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated border.

Shoemaker

This stamp pays tribute to the shoemaker, the craftsmen who worked and shaped leather before shoe factories came into being.

Traditionally the shoemaker only needed two pairs of shoes. The first were for working and daily life, the second were only worn for important occasions and to go to church.

In the 20th century there was a pretty much a shoemaker in almost every village. In 1907, Luxembourg had 1,015 workshops employing 1,267 shoemakers. With the arrival of shoe factories, the work of a shoemaker was reduced to repairing shoes


The artist

Jacques Doppée has produced many stamps for Belgium, Luxembourg and Faroe Island. He is a painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.

Jacques Doppée is a specialist in medieval techniques. He is inspired by nature and has a preference for landscapes and beach scenes. He has also created stylised images of plants and insects represented in a graphic and meticulous way.

He was trained at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts in Ixelles (Belgium).


Price for the set: 3,75 + 0,50 = €4,25 
Illustrations: Jacques Doppée (B)
Printing: Offset lithography by Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F)
Stamp format: 40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated border.

Wheelwright

This stamp shows a wheelwright, a specialist in wood and metal who made carts.

In the 19th century Luxembourg was predominantly a farming region. Each farmer had at least one cart. Traditionally made by hand by the wheelwright, carts and carriages disappeared with the advent of industrialisation and the appearance of garages. 


The artist

Jacques Doppée has produced many stamps for Belgium, Luxembourg and Faroe Island. He is a painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.

Jacques Doppée is a specialist in medieval techniques. He is inspired by nature and has a preference for landscapes and beach scenes. He has also created stylised images of plants and insects represented in a graphic and meticulous way.

He was trained at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts in Ixelles (Belgium).


Price for the set: 3,75 + 0,50 = €4,25 
Illustrations: Jacques Doppée (B)
Printing: Offset lithography by Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F)
Stamp format: 40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated border.

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