Luxembourg Stamps

by Gary Little

March 15Echternach Miniature Paintings
May 3Europa 1971 -- Links
May 3Christian Workers Union -- 50th Anniversary
May 3International Olympic Committee -- 71st Session
July 1Grand Duke Jean -- Definitives (2.50 F, 4 F, 5 F, 8 F)
September 13Sites and Buildings -- Upper Sûre Lake, S.E.B.E.S, ARBED
September 13School Savings Plan -- 10th Anniversary
December 6Nativity I (Charity Issue)

Echternach Miniature Paintings

Date of Issue: March 15, 1971

These stamps show works created by monks at the Echternach scriptorium around 1040. The topics depicted are as follows:

Europa 1971


Date of Issue: May 3, 1971

Christian Workers Union

50th Anniversary

Date of Issue: May 3, 1971

International Olympic Committee

71st Session

Date of Issue: May 3, 1971

Sites and Buildings

Upper Sûre Lake, S.E.B.E.S, ARBED

Date of Issue: September 13, 1971

Upper Sûre Lake is an artificial lake created by the damming of the Sûre River to provide an accessible drinking water supply for the country. Most of the lake is open for recreational purposes, and is now a very popular place for swimming, fishing, yachting, and canoeing.

S.E.B.E.S. is the Water Authority of the Esch-sur-Sûre Dam and is responsible for treating the water from behind the dam to make it safe for human consumption.

ARBED is the largest industrial company in the country and operates four steel plants in Luxembourg. It employs over 10,000 people and accounts for around 15% of the gross domestic product of the Grand Duchy. This stamp shows the administrative headquarters of ARBED on the Avenue de la Liberté across from the Place des Martyrs. It was built from 1919-22 by architects René Théry of Brussels and Sosthène Weis of Luxembourg.

School Savings Plan

10th Anniversary

Date of Issue: September 13, 1971

The School Savings Plan was set up by the State Savings Bank in 1961 to provide a convenient way for students to save their money.

Nativity I (Charity Issue)

Date of Issue: December 6, 1971

These stamps show wooden statuettes from the Nativity scene on display in the Beaufort church. The five subjects are as follows:

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