StamNews.com is glad to inform that Luzembours Post is preparing for releasing a new stamp issue from the series "Plants of Luxembourg". The designer of the stamps is Mariepol Goetzinger and the items are to be issued on the 23d of September.
With 1,300 identified species of vascular plants in the country, Luxembourg is, despite its small size, the keeper of an astonishing biodiversity. In accordance with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, it's goal is to stop the loss of endangered species.
Hopefully many ancient and traditional vegetable varieties will be saved in the gardens, thus contributing to the maintenance of these natural treasures.
Mariepol Goetzinger has designed the stamps in this series by using marbled paper, which is thicker and therefore serves as a contrast to the subtle shades of the water colours. She selected three, rather unusual "old vegetables" with an excellent flowering habit.