125th anniversary of organized philately celebrated by Luxembourg Post

125th anniversary of organized philately celebrated by Luxembourg Post
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StampNews.com is glad to inform That Luxembourg Post has released a special stamp on occasion of the 125th anniversary of organized philately. The stamp was issued and put into circulation on the 3d of March.

On Palm Sunday, 30 March 1890, five young collectors, Joseph Schock, J. Faber, Jean-Charles Kohn, Jean Hellinckx and Michel Goebel, met at the Kiffer Café in the train station district of Luxembourg-City to found a philately society, the "Union des Timbrophiles de Luxembourg", the first philately society in Luxembourg.

In 1934, the "Union des Timbrophiles de Luxembourg" was one of the four founding societies of the "Fédération des Sociétés Philatéliques" of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (FSPL) which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2014.

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