Maximum Cards for JUVALUX '88
Depicting the Family of Prince Henri
L.N. Williams defines a maximum card as a pictorial postcard, "pre-dating or reasonably
contemporary with but not produced specifically for the purpose, duplicating the design.
of a stamp, with the stamp affixed to the pictorial side of the card and cancelled with
a postal marking relating as closely as possible to the picture" (22). Although this card
with its first day cancellation was specifically produced for this purpose, Williams notes
"some latitude has been tolerated" in recent times with the growing popularity of the cards.
His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg was born on April 16, 1955 at the
Chateau de Betzdorf. On 14 February 1981 the Prince married Miss Maria Teresa Mestre.
They have four sons and one daughter : Prince Guillaume, born on November 11, 1981,
Prince Felix, born June 3, 1984, Prince Louis, born on August 3, 1986, Princess
Alexandra, born on February 16, 1991 and Prince Sebastien, born on 16 April 1992.
Only three of the children were born when the then crown prince's family was
honoured on the stamps issued to commemorate JUVAPEX '88, on March 29, 1988.