On Tuesday 10 October 2023, POST Luxembourg is issuing a crypto stamp for the first time, a new generation of stamps connected to blockchain technology.
This different stamp is the result of a collaboration between POST Luxembourg, PostNL and Österreichische Post. The new crypto stamp was launched simultaneously in Luxembourg, Austria and the Netherlands, with the lion as a common motif, which varies slightly depending on each country. In Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the lion is part of the national coat of arms.
The crypto stamp is a stamp composed of two parts: a classic physical stamp with a face value of €9 and its associated digital twin. The latter is an image that can be collected, exchanged and traded on the blockchain. This issue is limited to 75,000 copies, and while the physical stamp has a uniform pattern, its digital twin comes in five different colours, some rarer than others.
Through this collaboration, POST Luxembourg joins Österreichische Post and PostNL, which had already issued a first joint crypto stamp in September 2022. The Austrian postal company is at the forefront of crypto stamps. As the first postal company, it issued crypto stamps in 2019.
The new crypto stamp is available from 10 October 2023 in the POST Philately online store, at the Philatelic Counter (13 Rue Robert Stumper, Cloche d'Or), as well as in all "Espaces POST" and post offices. A “first day” stamp will be available on the issue date, at the Philatelic Counter at Cloche d’Or in Luxembourg-Gasperich. Dedicated exclusively to this new crypto stamp, the “PhilatéLux” publication of October 2023 provides information on its characteristics.