04 October 2010

New Stamps from Luxembourg

Date of Issue - 27 September 2010

Hi ! Here are some beautiful stamps issued on the 27th of September by the Luxembourg Post featuring a series of stamps dedicated to the famous Luxembourgers . These stamps are very special in design as each stamp depicts the work of the concerned personality very dominantly and making the stamp very catchy and attractive. I highly appreciate the designers’ work . In fact such stamps cover two themes, one personality and the other, related work. Sometimes stamps with just picture of the person just don’t look special. In India we have a large number of stamps regularly issued on personalities every year if such ideas are taken, more attractive and beautiful stamps could be created. The series of personalities will be highly appreciated by the collectors. All these three stamps shown here are very nice and beautiful. But the stamp featuring famous writer Anne Beffort is wonderful in design….Famous building in background with a dominance of fountain pen signifying the personality as a great writer is just awesome !! Kudos to the designers of all these three beautiful stamps !!……This is all for Today….Till Next Post …..Have a Great Time !!

Jean Soupert, born on 20 February 1834 in Dommeldange and died on 17 July 1910 in Limpertsberg, was a grower of roses.With Pierre Notting, also a nursery grower at Constantin Wilhelm in Luxembourg-Clausen, Jean Soupert launched, in 1855, their own new rose business, “Soupert & Notting” in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg. From 1856, the new roses developed: “Tour de Malakoff”, “La Noblesse” and “Duc de Constantine” (1857), achieved great success. Of the numerous medals won at international competitions in France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, United Kingdom, and the United States of America, 130 have been preserved in the numismatic section of the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg.


The Luxembourger racing cyclist Nicolas Frantz was born on 4 November 1899 in Mamer. In the course of his 12-years professional career (1923 to 1934) he got 60 victories.In 1929, Nicolas Frantz took fifth place in the Tour de France and won two stages. Frantz won Paris-Brussels in 1927 and Paris-Tours in 1929. He twice finished in the top three of the world championships. He later became the sports manager of Charly Gaul's first national team in the Tour de France.


Anne Beffort was born on 4 July 1880 in Neudorf to a family of 10 children. Anne Beffort participated in the creation of the first public school for young girls which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010. Anne Beffort published numerous articles in the daily press and in Luxembourg magazines, sensitizing public opinion on French-Luxembourg cultural relations. In 1937, she was the co-founder of the Friends of the Victor Hugo House Association in Vianden. Since 2003 the "Anne Beffort" prize is awarded each year by the Town of Luxembourg to a person or organisation working in the domain of equal opportunity between men and women.Anne Beffort passed away in Davos in 1966 at the age of 86. Her ashes are kept at the Fetschenhof cemetery in Luxembourg.

My recent Cover

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Thanks Edmund for this cover and stamps. The cover has a special cancellation of Youth Olympic Games.It seems that one stamp from the cover has been removed from the cover.

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Special covers of Ahinsapex 2010, Lucknow and Temples of Kanpur released recently are available with Mr Ashwani Dubey. Mr Dubey may be contacted at email : dubey_ashwani77@yahoo.co.in Ph.9839376058

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