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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Communal Revenues from 71 Luxembourg towns UPDATED!


Viandenzz

Vianden


Junglinster

Junglinster
Kayl_z  Kayl
Bovange_z  
Boevange-sur-Attert

Update 2016!  The communale revenues now have their own blog - enjoy viewing revenues from more than 100 Luxembourg communes, past and present:


www.luxcommunalrevenuestamps.blogspot.com

At www.luxrevenuephilately.blogspot.com (under the “Communal Revenues” post), I’ve posted images of communal revenue stamps from 71 Luxembourg towns, including uses on documents.

These much neglected pictorials and key types exhibit a diverse range of artistic beauty.  They also offer unparalleled challenges for the philatelist who enjoys doing original research about stamps that are scarce but not excessively expensive.

Here is a list of the communes (I’d welcome scans of those in your collections to add to the website - send them to Arsdorf@gmail.com)  I’ll be adding more in the future Many more have been added at the new communal revenue blog:

Arsdorf
Bascharage
Beaufort
Beckerich
Bertrange
Bettembourg
Bigonville
Bissen
Boevange-sur-Attern
Boulaide
Bourscheid
Bumerange
Contern
Diekirch
Differdange
Dippach
Dudelange
Echternach
Ell
Esch-sur-Alzette
Esch-sur-Sûre
Ettelbrück
Feulen
Fishbach-Mersch
Folchette
Garnich
Goesdorf
Grevenmacher
Grosbous
Heiderscheid
Hesperange
Hosingen
Junglinster
Kayl
Kehlen
Larochette
Lenningen
Lintgen
Lorentzweiler
Luxembourg-Ville
Mamer
Mersch
Mondercange
Munshausen
Nommern
Perlé
Pétange
Rambrouch
Reckange/Mess
Rédange-sur-Attert
Reisdorf
Roeser
Rosport
Rumelange
Saeul
Sanem
Schieren
Schifflange
Steinfort
Strassen
Troisvierges
Useldange
Vianden
Wahl
Walferdange
Weiler-la-Tour
Weiswampach
Wiltz
Wincrange
Wormeldange

My new website for communal revenues lists ALL of the Luxembourg communes, past and present.  Take a look!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Belgo-Luxembourgeoise License Revenues

 

Luxembourg revenue philately – little appreciated by most Luxembourg aficionados – remains a fertile ground for original research and new discoveries.  Like postage stamps,  Luxembourg revenues paid government fees.  They are undeserving of the philatelic discrimination they suffer!  I’ve listed a few at www.luxrevenuephilately.com, but there are many more to be added to that site.

For example, here you see the Belgo-Luxembourgeoise license revenue stamps, which were used jointly by Belgium and Luxembourg to pay import permit charges. 

Type 1

Licenses_5f

5F BELGISCH-LUXEMBURGSCHE

COMMISSIE

Licenses_5f_denom

Denominated ‘Fr-‘

Type 2

Licenses_10f

BELGISCH-LUXEMBURGSCHE

COMMISSIE

Licenses_10f_denom

Denominated ‘Frs B.‘

Type 3

001a

10F BELGISCH-LUXEMBURGSE

COMMISSIE

Denominated ‘Frs B.‘ 

Cancelled:  Office Central des Contingents & Licenses, 17 December 1974.

002

001

003

 

Licenses_20f

20F BELGISCH-LUXEMBURGSE

COMMISSIE

Type 4

Licenses_2.50f Licenses_2.50f_purple

2.50F BELGISCH-LUXEMBURGSCHE
VERREKEMINGSDIENST BRUSSEL
(OBLC logo design)

 

John Barefoot’s Benelux Revenues [2nd ed.], lists only four of the Belgium & Luxembourg License revenues. 

  • My Type 1 5-franc shown here (denominated simply in francs rather than Belgian francs) is unlisted in Barefoot. 
  • My Type 2 10-franc with spelling LUXEMBURGSCHE is the only denomination Barefoot lists with this spelling. 
  • Barefoot lists 5F, 10F and 20F Type 3 denominations with the spelling LUXEMBURGSE
  • My Type 4 design is unlisted.

You can help by sharing your research.  I would like to know:

  • What stamps were issued? When? In what format?
  • Who printed the stamps?
  • What quantities were printed?
  • What were the import license tax rates? 
  • What are the pertinent laws and regulations?
  • On what documents were the stamps used?
  • Why are some denominated in francs; others in Belgian francs?
  • Has the use of licenses revenues been discontinued (if so, when)?
  • What is known about the Commission Belgo-Luxembourgeoise?

You can be the first to do the research and publish your findings, if you like, as a guest blogger on this website!