Luxembourg Stamps

by Gary Little

April 7, 1960World Refugee Year
May 9, 1960Schuman Plan - 10th Anniversary
May 9, 1960First European School
June 14, 1960Craftsmanship Exposition
June 14, 1960
January 20, 1964
Grand Duchess Charlotte - Definitives (tiara)
September 19, 1960Europa 1960 - Spoked Wheel
December 5, 1960Princess Marie-Astrid
May 15, 1961Animal Protection
June 8, 1961Tourist Destinations - Clervaux and Ettelbrück
September 18, 1961Europe 1961 - Doves
December 4, 1961Prince Henri
January 22, 1962Cyclo-Cross World Championships
September 17, 1962Diekirch Church
September 17, 1962Europa 1962 -- Tree Leaves
December 3, 1962Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha

World Refugee Year

Date of Issue: April 7, 1960

These stamps highlight the United Nation's World Refugee Year activities from July 1, 1959 to June 30, 1960.

Schuman Plan

10th Anniversary

Date of Issue: May 9, 1960

This stamp commemorates the 10th anniverary of the Schuman Plan of May 9, 1950. It was the blueprint for the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community.

First European School

Date of Issue: May 9, 1960

The European School in Luxembourg was formed to educate the children of officials of the European Coal and Steel Community. It opened with a primary and nursery school, but a secondary school was added later. As a result of an inter-governmental agreement, signed on April 12, 1957, the school was officially recognized by the six European Community countries and graduates were permitted to enter institutions of higher education in any of these countries or Austria.

Craftsmanship Exposition

Date of Issue: June 14, 1960

The National Exposition of Craftsmanship was held in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg on July 9-18, 1960.

Grand Duchess Charlotte

Definitives (tiara)

Dates of Issue

June 8, 196110c, 20c
January 20, 196425c
June 14, 196030c
October 15, 196050c
June 14, 19601F, 1.50F
June 8, 19612F
June 14, 19602.50F
November 15, 19613F
January 20, 19643.50F
June 14, 19605F
January 20, 19646F

This new design for the Grand Duchess Charlotte definitives is based on a photograph by Édouard Kutter, the official Court photographer.

Europa 1960

Spoked Wheel

Date of Issue: September 19, 1960

Princess Marie-Astrid

Date of Issue: December 5, 1960

Princess Marie-Astrid, the eldest child of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, was born on February 17, 1954 in Betzdorf castle.

Animal Protection

Date of Issue: May 15, 1961

These stamps were issued to promote awareness of the need to protect familiar animals such as birds, cats, horses, and dogs.

Tourist Destinations

Clervaux and Ettelbrück

Date of Issue: June 8, 1961

Clervaux is located in a deep and narrow valley along the river Clerve in the heart of the Ardennes. The primary attraction is the feudal castle, built in the 12th century by Gerhard von Sponheim, the first known lord of Clervaux. The castle was destroyed during the Battle of the Bulge (1944) but has been restored to its pre-war condition. Another attraction is the Benedictine Abbey of St. Maurice, built in 1910 in Romanesque-Burgundian style. It is situated on a hill overlooking the valley.

Ettelbrück is known as the Gateway to the Ardennes and occupies a central location where the valleys of the Sûre and Alzette meet. It is home to the Patton Memorial and the Patton Museum, both in honor of the American general who led the victory over the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge of 1944-45.

Europa 1961


Date of Issue: September 18, 1960

Prince Henri

Date of Issue: December 4, 1961

Prince Henri, the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, is the heir apparent. He was born on April 16, 1955 in Betzdorf castle.

Cyclo-Cross World Championships

Date of Issue: January 22, 1962

The Cyclo-Cross World Championships were held in Esch-sur-Alzette on February 18, 1962.

Diekirch Church

Date of Issue: September 17, 1962

The St. Laurent church (15th century), from which the town of Diekirch takes its name, is one of the oldest religious sites in Luxembourg and is built on the foundations of a 5th century Roman building. An altar from that period was discovered below the present floor during a 1961 restoration.

Europa 1962

Tree Leaves

Date of Issue: September 17, 1962

Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha

Date of Issue: December 3, 1962

The twins Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha were born on May 15, 1957 in Betzdorf castle. They are the third and fourth children of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte.

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