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Luxemburg 1984 "Fossils"


Issue Date 10.09.1984
ID Michel: 1107-1110 Scott: 714-717 Stanley Gibbons: 1138-1141  Yvert: 1057-1060  UPU:N/A  Category: pF
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Stamps in set 4
Value 4 F.  - Pecten (molusk shell)
7 F.  -
Gryphaea arcuata,
10 F. - Coeloceras raquinianum
16 F. -
Dapedium
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 These stamps show fossils found in Luxembourg and are part of the paleontology collection of the Natural History Museum in Luxembourg.
 
The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The museum is located in the Grund quarter on the eastern bank of the Alzette river, next to the Neumünster Abbey cultural centre. The museum is composed of eight separate scientific sections, spanning the natural sciences: botany, ecology, geology and mineralogy, geophysics and astrophysics, palaeontology,  vertebrate zoology, and invertebrate zoology.

The Society of the Natural Sciences was established in 1850, under the patronage of Prince Henry, the newly-appointed Governor of Luxembourg representing Grand Duke William III. The society's primary aim was the promotion of the natural sciences and natural history to the general population. To achieve this, the government put at the society's disposal a section of the city Athenaeum, now the National Library. Opening its doors in 1854, this area hosted a number of cabinets displaying fossil specimens, spread across three rooms. After almost four decades of this arrangement, pressure for display area caused the museum to move into its own premises, at the Vauban Barracks in Pfaffenthal, in 1892. However, these were criticised for being unattractive to visitors, hence undermining the museum's attempts to promote natural history to the general public.


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References: Wikipedia

href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Natural_History_%28Luxembourg%29">Wikipedia

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