Luxembourg

Located in Western Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. Three different official seal designs are known, all used pre-1940. No modern seals from Luxembourg have been recorded.


Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU November 15, 1921

Printing: Black on glassine

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "ADMINISTRATION / POSTES et des / TELEGRAPHES / LUXEMBOURG" in ornate rectangular frame

Control Number: None

Description: Cover posted in October, 1921 from Brod, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) to Berbourg, Luxembourg (misspelled "Bernburg, Luxenburg") that was opened for currency control inspection and resealed in Dresden, Germany. The envelope was received damaged in Luxembourg-Ville, where it was repaired with two Luxembourg official postal seals. Mail for Berbourg went to Wecker for delivery to Berbourg since Berbourg did not have a post office. The addressee, Mr. Wagner, was the mayor of Berbourg and a well known philatelist.

Courtesy of Allan F. Wichelman by permission.


Catalog: Drummond OS3

Date issued: Unknown, EKU April 2, 1936

Printing: Black on glassine

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "LUXEMBOURG / POSTES, / TELEGRAPHES / et TELEPHONES" in rectangular frame with fancy corner ornaments

Control Number: None

Description: Torn 1936 commercial metered mail from Luxembourg-Ville to to the Reichsbank in Berlin, Germany repaired with an official seal of the Luxembourg Post. French "Damaged by the machine canceller." notation on reverse. The envelope was fairly heavy and possibly unusually thick (triple-rate letters being uncommon), which may explain why it was broken open by the cancelling machine. Seal tied by April 2, 1936 Luxembourg-Ville hand cancellation.

Courtesy of Allan F. Wichelman by permission.

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