Switzerland :Stamps on Steamboats

\"\" Switzerland released  A sheet of four miniature new commemorative stamps on 5th May 2011 on country’s famed lake steamboats. .

Switzerland’s four languages are, in order of the number of speakers, German, French, Italian and Romansh.The four steamboats, one from each language region, are the “Blüemlisalp”, “La Suisse”, “Piemonte” and “Gallia”. They were built between 1904 and 1913, “in an era in which boat travel had an aura of luxury and was enjoying growing popularity among the aspiring bourgeoisie. The steamers, which can carry up to 900 passengers, have been continually refurbished”, notes Swiss Post in issuing the stamps.

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