|June 24, 1950||Wards of the Nation|
|December 5, 1950||Jean-Antoine Zinnen (1827-1898)|
|October 25, 1951||United Europe|
|December 4, 1951||Laurent Menager (1835-1902)|
|May 24, 1952||Luxembourg Postage Stamp Centenary|
|May 24, 1952||Luxembourg Postage Stamp Centenary - Airmail Issue|
|August 20, 1952||Olympic Games and World Cycling Championships|
|December 3, 1952||J.-B. Fresez (1800-1867)|
|April 1, 1953||Prince Jean Wedding|
|May 18, 1953||Radio Luxembourg|
|May 18, 1953||Victor Hugo - 150th Birth Anniversary|
|September 18, 1953||Echternach Basilica|
|September 25, 1953||Pierre d'Aspelt (1250-1320)|
|December 3, 1953||Luxembourg Folklore I|
|May 6, 1954||World Fencing Championships|
|May 6, 1954||Luxembourg Fair|
|December 3, 1954||Luxembourg Folklore II|
|April 1, 1955||Mondorf-les-Bains Flower Festival|
|September 1, 1955||National Handicraft Exposition|
|September 1, 1955||Télé-Luxembourg|
|October 24, 1955||United Nations - 10th Anniversary|
|December 5, 1955||Luxembourg Folklore III|
The surtax on these stamps was for the assistance and support of orphaned children, particularly those whose parents were killed during World War II.
Zinnen was a composer and musician who wrote the music for the national hymn "Ons Hémecht". He was musical director of the Luxembourg Academy of Music until it closed in 1881 and was head of the orchestra at the municipal theater. Zinnen was born in Neuerburg on April 25, 1827 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on May 16, 1898.
These stamps promote the increased cooperation between the countries of Western Europe following World War II, particularly to support rapid reconstruction.
Menager was born on January 10, 1835 in Luxembourg-Pfaffenthal and died on February 7, 1902. He studied for 3 years at the Academy of Music in Cologne, then was named a professor at the Luxembourg Music School. He also taught music and singing at the Athenée and the normal school and directed several choral societies. He was a friend of the poets Dicks and Lentz and collaborated with them on several compositions.
This se-tenant pair commemorates the centenary of the postage stamp in Luxembourg. It sold for 26F, which included entrance to the CENTILUX philatelic exposition held in Luxembourg from May 24 to June 4, 1952.
The design of each stamp in this set features the first Luxembourg postage stamp (the 10c Guillaume III issue of 1852) and a non-denominated Charlotte stamp in the style of the 1948-1958 definitive series. The 8F and 10F values were sold together for 38F, which included entrance to the CENTILUX philatelic exposition held in Luxembourg from May 24 to June 4, 1952.
These stamps commemorate the 15th Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland and the World Cycling Championships of 1952. The first five stamps were designed by Jean Lucien Nicolas Jacoby (1891-1936), a Luxembourg artist who won gold medals at Strasbourg in 1924 and Amsterdam in 1928 for his Olympic sketches. The last (8F fencing) was designed by his son, René Jacoby.
Fresez was born in Longwy on July 10, 1800 and died in Luxembourg on March 31, 1867. He was a noted landscape artist whose subjects were the historical ruins and picturesque sites in the Grand Duchy. His most famous work was an album of 30 drawings of Luxembourg sites published in 1857.
Hereditary Grand Duke Jean married Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium on April 9, 1953. Joséphine-Charlotte was the sister of the late King Baudouin of Belgium and of the present King Albert of Belgium. She died on January 9, 2005.
Radio Luxembourg was founded in 1930 under the name of Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Radiodiffusion. Today known as RTL (Radio-Télé-Luxembourg), it operates one of the most popular radio stations in Europe. The transmission towers of RTL, shown on this stamp, are located near Junglinster.
The French writer Victor Hugo lived in Vianden for three months in 1871, following his expulsion from France. Here he wrote Quatre-Vingts-Treize and the poem L'Année Terrible. The stamp depicts an ink drawing by Hugo of his house in Vianden. This house is now the Victor Hugo Museum and contains furniture, handwritten letters, documents, old books, and reproductions of some of Hugo's sketches.
These stamps commemorate the consecration of the restored St. Willibrord Basilica at Echternach. It had been destroyed by German troops on Christmas Day, 1944.
Pierre d'Aspelt was chancellor of the Holy Roman Empire and Archbishop of Mainz. He was known as a great diplomat and he played an influential role in the elections of Henri VII and Jean the Blind of Luxembourg as Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire in 1308 and 1311.
These stamps depict traditional children's activities in Luxembourg -- "La Chandeleur" (Candlemas), "Les Crécelles" (noisemaking), and "Les Oeufs de Pâques" (Easter egg painting).
The World Fencing Championships were held in Luxembourg on June 10-22, 1954.
The 6th annual Luxembourg Fair was held on July 10-25, 1954.
These stamps depict traditional festivals in Luxembourg -- "Éimaischen", "Hämmelsmarsch", and "Schueberfouer".
The Éimaischen is celebrated by a fair which takes place in Luxembourg on Easter Monday. Popular items sold at this event are small incense burners and earthenware whistles in the shapes of birds.
The Hämmelsmarsch (the sheep march) is a parade of ribboned sheep through the streets of Luxembourg to the sound of lively music and bass drums.
The Schueberfouer, founded in 1340 by Jean the Blind, is a popular fair held in the City of Luxembourg. It begins each year on August 24 (St. Bartholomew's Day) and lasts 15 days. It features popular amusement rides and a carnival.
These stamps show the following flowers -- tulip (80c), narcissus (2F), hyacinthe (3F), and parrot tulip (4F). Each stamp also shows the "Marie-Adélaïde" thermal bath building in Mondorf-les-Bains.
The National Handicraft Exposition was held in Limpertsberg on September 3-12, 1955.
This stamp commemorates the installation of the Télé-Luxembourg television broadcasting station at Dudelange.
The United Nations is an international organization made up of deliberatory bodies, functional agencies, and temporary and permanent commissions made up of representatives of the member nations. The UN charter was drawn up by 50 countries in San Francisco in the spring of 1945. The official start of the UN was October 24, 1945.
These stamps depict traditional religious events in Luxembourg -- "St. Nicolas" (gift giving at Christmas), "Noël" (Birth of Christ), and "Jour des Rois" (Day of the Magi).