Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps 

Luxembourg 2014 - The 80th Anniversary of the FSPL Silk MS

Issue date 11 March 2014

The “Federation des Societes philateliques du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg” was founded in the City of Luxembourg on 22 February 1934. The FSPL was accepted as a member of the FIP (Federation Internationale de Philatelie) in 1934.

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of FSPL, Luxembourg post has issued a stamp made of 100% natural silk. The top layer of the paper contains 30g of silk per square meter providing a silky effect. 

The image on the miniature sheet shows elements related to Stamp collecting on the table area. The theme of the Stamp "80 years of FSPL" has been projected onto the wall. The stamp has been designed by Luxembourg artist - Anne Melan.

On the €0.60 stamp, two miniature-size young collectors stepping into a stamp album, a magnifying glass and a giant hand with stamp tongs are shown. A horse-drawn coach is also shown. Pictured in the selvage area to the right of this stamp is another miniature collector dumping stamps out of a wheelbarrow and a hand holding a device to project a stamp image onto the wall.

One stamp image is shown on the €0.85 stamp, along with Luxembourg’s architectural landmarks, Adolphe Bridge. When it was built early in the 20th century, it was the largest stone arch bridge in the world.

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