In 1907, Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg elevated the areas of Differdange, Dudelange, Rumelange and Ettelbruck to the status of towns. This title was attributed to them by the « Loi du 4 août 1907 conférant la qualification de ville aux localités de Differdange, Dudelange, Ettelbruck et Rumelange » (Mémorial n°42 of 10 August 1907 p. 518 ). To commemorate this unusual centennial, four new postage stamps are being issued with views of the towns from a century ago and today, featuring emblematic places in the four towns.
Déifferdang (Differdange) - 20,367 inhabitants
The town of Differdange is commencing its festivities on the same day as the anniversary date: 4th of August 2007. Numerous spectacles and events will be organised, notably a high-profile extravaganza in the summer of 2008 for which a concert arena will be specially built on the site of Jos Haupert stadium in Niederkorn.
|Price of the series:||4 x 0,50 € = 2,00 €|
|Photos & Layout:||Archives of miscellaneous towns, David Flammang, Paul Bretz, architect; |
Vidale et Gloesener, Luxembourg
|Printing:||Imprimerie du Timbre, Belgian Post, Malines|
|Dimensions:||29.75 x 40.15 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|