Luxembourg Post Marks 500th Anniversary of the Thurn & Taxis Postal Route

Luxembourg 2016-05-10

On May 5, 2016 Luxembourg Post issued a new mini-sheet marking the 500th anniversary of the Thurn and Taxis Postal Route’s passage through the country. As described by Luxembourg’s Philatelic web site, the first postal routes were formed from the necessity to exchange messages among the royal, imperial and pontifical courts. Since […]

France: 50th Anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Social Charter

France 2011-09-09

On September 9, 2011 LaPoste issued a single, 0,89 € stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s “Social Charter.” The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996. The Council of […]

Poste Italiane Issues Patron Saints of Europe

Poste Italiane recently issued a mini-sheet with a joined pair of € 0.60 and € 0.65 stamps depicting a map of Europe overlaid with a cross. The October 7, 2009 issue commemorates the Christian roots of Europe and is dedicated to the patron saints of Europe. The names of the patron saints shown are, Ss. […]