|Key: ||5490 |
|Group: ||Europe, West|
|Issued: ||1743 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|Area - 2,586 sq.km; Population - 442,500; Capital - Luxembourg
A Grand Duchy in western Europe, between Belgium, France and Germany. Developed
industrial country, economy mainly based on steel production.
Formerly linked with NETHERLANDS (HOLLAND) and GERMANY, independent since the Treaty
of London in 1867.
First stamps issued in 1852. During World War II occupied by Germany and German
overprinted stamps were in use. A member of the Benelux union since 1948. Direct
UPU membership since July 1st, 1875. Annual output about 25.
|no country name male portrait facing left|
GD DUCHE DE LUXEMBOURG
GRAND DUCHE DE LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBURG overprinted in Gothic script on stamps of Germany
S. P. overprinted on stamps of Luxembourg
German Occupation 1940-1944
Postage Due Stamps
|12.5 Centimes = 1 Silbergroschen
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
100 Pfennig = 1 Reichsmark (1940)
100 Centimes = 1 (Belgian)Franc (1944)