18 August 2021
The first universal exhibition in an Arab country will take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 on the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
A world first in the field of philately!
The theme of the Luxembourg pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is 'Resourceful Luxembourg'.
As such, its design is based on the idea of the Möbius strip, an infinite form, like the circular economy, but also a symbol of Luxembourg’s openness and dynamism.
The same sophisticated shape has been replicated in the design of these truly innovative souvenir stamps.
The half-contorted strip of special Expo 2020 Dubai stamps has been secured at each end, although not visible at first sight, in order to create an endless ribbon.
In order to achieve a sense of continuity, one side of the strip features the stamp vignettes depicting an image of the pavilion without the face value or any mention of Luxembourg, with five “real” stamps printed on the other. In this way, an optical effect of endlessly repeated images is produced.
The stamp strips are numbered and printing has been limited to 2,500 copies.
This unique collector’s item can be purchased at the unit price of €25 from the Luxembourg Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai or from the www.postphilately.lu online shop.
Expo 2020 Dubai will take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 on the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
It was originally scheduled to be held in 2020 but has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Price of the stamp: € 0.80
- Rendering: Metaform Architects
- Layout: Lex Weyer (LU)
- Printing: Offset high definition lithography
- in four-color process on self-adhesive paper.
- Cartor Security Printing, Meaucé la Loupe (F)
- Format: 56 x 33 mm, 10 stamps per sheet