|January 5||Grand Duke Jean -- 60th Birthday|
|March 5||Silver Coins|
|March 5||European Hemicycle|
|March 5||National Library|
|May 4||Europa 1981 -- Folklore|
|May 4||Luxembourg Chess Federation -- 50th Anniversary|
|May 4||State Savings Bank -- 125th Anniversary|
|May 4||International Bank in Luxembourg -- 125th Anniversary of Issuing Rights|
|June 22||Wedding of Prince Henri and Maria Teresa Mestre|
|September 28||Energy Conservation|
|December 5||Town Arms I (Caritas Issue)|
Grand Duke Jean was born on January 5, 1921 at Berg Castle. He has been Grand Duke of Luxembourg since November 12, 1964 when his mother, Grand Duchess Charlotte, abdicated in his favor.
These stamps depict four coins struck under varous sovereigns in the modern period:
This building houses the enlarged European Parliament during its meetings in Luxembourg. It has 770 seats as well as translation rooms, 130 offices, a printing works, a television studio, two radio stations, and closed-circuit television network.
The National Library building was originally the Jesuit College and was built in the early 17th century. In 1816 it became home to the Athénée educational institution, but the National Library moved in in 1970 after the Athénée moved to a modern building in 1964.
The theme of "folklore" is supported by these two stamps representing the Hämmelsmarsch (sheep's procession), a parade that open's the annual Schueberfouer fair, and the Éimaischen, a popular fair held on Easter Monday unique for the bird whistles (Peckvillercher) which are sold.
The first chess club was founded in Luxembourg in 1915 and the Luxembourg Chess Federation was later formed in 1931. Today the Federation has about 650 members from 25 clubs throughout the country.
The Luxembourg State Savings Bank was formed on February 21, 1856 with a mandate to encourage saving by working people, thus helping them to escape poverty and dependency on privileged classes.
The first Luxembourg banknote was issued on September 1, 1856 by the International Bank in Luxembourg. This was authorized by Grand Ducal order of March 8, 1856. It was not until 1914 that the first paper money issued by the government itself appeared.
Crown Prince Henri, heir to the throne, married Maria Teresa Mestre on February 14, 1981. Henri is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte and was born on April 16, 1955. Maria Teresa was born in Cuba on March 22, 1956 but grew up in Switzerland after her parents left Cuba during the revolution.
These stamps publicize commercial and recreational aviation in the Grand Duchy. They depict gliders above Useldange (the national gliding center), various pleasure planes, and a Luxair commercial airplane taking off from Findel airport.
This stamp promotes energy conservation as a means of ensuring continuing fuel availability at reasonable prices.
These stamps feature the coats of arms of four local authorities as well as a Nativity scene: