27 April 2023
Luxembourg POST Philately is realising a special stamp to honour the writer Edmond de la Fontaine, who was born in Luxembourg City 200 years ago
Although his early career was in law and as a millowner, de la Fontaine began his literary career in 1848 with the publication of a poem that satirised the government of the time. Lyrics from the poem are included in the background of the new stamp. Also known as ‘Dick’, he went on to write many short theatrical musical comedies, and some of his songs are still sung today.
Issue date May 2023