All stamps issued by Luxemburg from 1852 to the end of 2020, including the German occupation issues in World War II and the private issues of POST Luxemburg
|Luxembourg - the diverse collection area in the heart of Europe fascinates philatelists for good reason. Expensive and classic stamps can be found here, as well as modern and affordable ones, but the very unusual can also be discovered in Luxembourg's philately.
On 14 September 2021, for example, the Post Office issued MiNo. 2271 itself in limited quantities as a so-called Möbius loop or Möbius strip, analogous to the depicted Luxembourg pavilion at the EXPO in Dubai. Five stamps and two decorative fields form the shape described by the mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius: A non-orientable surface with only one edge and one side. This design of the pavilion was intended to express circularity, openness and dynamism, which are thus also reflected in the corresponding stamp issue.
Photo: Photo: Luxembourg MiNo. 2271 in form of a Möbius strip in collector’s box
Stamp collectors of Luxembourg, experts, dealers, study groups, teachers
8th edition, in colour
150 mm x 225 mm, Paperback
On sale: 4 November 2022
The "Golden Bull" of 1356 is considered the most important of the "fundamental laws" of the Holy Roman Empire. It was issued by Emperor Charles IV of the House of Luxembourg. Luxembourg has thus played an important role in European history for many centuries.
This is also reflected in the stamps of this country, which are not only worth collecting for those interested in history.
The Michel Catalog Luxemburg Spezial 2022/2023, now in its 8th edition, will help you to do this. It provides information on the diverse issues of this country and their technical and philatelic characteristics. In this way, it opens up an interesting and clearly arranged European collection area.
In addition to the regular issues of the Luxembourg Post, this edition also covers the stamps offered under the name "Mengpost", which adds many stamps typical to Luxembourg to their range.
Texts and valuations have been particularly carefully reviewed, which resulted in numerous changes thanks to the diligence of our staff. Our special thanks go to them and all the other helpers, including the Luxembourg Post Office.
We now wish you much joy with this new Michel Catalog Luxemburg Spezial 2022/2023, the collection area from the heart of Europe.
Schwaneberger Publishing House
The Editorial Team
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