New Swiss Stamps

150 Years of Swiss Red Cross

swiss redcross stampToday, with 500,000 members and 73,000 volunteers the SRC is Switzerland’s chief humanitarian organization. With its 24 cantonal associations, five rescue organizations, the institutions and the main branch office, it is established and active nationwide.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: unikum graphic design, Berne Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset Colours: 5 Colours Size: Stamp: 33×28 mm, Sheet: 195×142 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps) Values: 100 CHF

50 years of Tox Info Suisse

swiss toxFor 50 years, Tox Info Suisse has been providing its services daily and around the clock, on the emergency number 145. The majority of the 37,500 or so enquiries received each year from both private individuals and doctors involve drug poi- soning. Often, the victims are young chil- dren who swallow tablets that are not kept out of reach of curious fingers. However, Tox Info Suisse also deals daily with adult drug overdoses – often the result of an act of desperation.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: Willi Spirig, Rorschach Printer: Bagel Security Print, Düsseldorf, Germany Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamp: 33×28 mm, Sheet: 195×142 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps) Values: 100 CHF

75 Years of the Swiss Merchant Fleet

swiss merchant fleet stampsSwiss merchant ships are operated not by the Swiss Confederation, but by private shipowners. They remain under the pro- tection of Switzerland, whose flag they fly. In return, the government is entitled to commandeer the ships at times of cri- sis or emergency to ensure the country’s economic needs are met. Thus our flag is motivated not by competition or prestige; rather, Switzerland owes its flag solely to the desire to ensure economic supplies for the nation at times of crisis or in emer- gencies.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: Marco Trüeb, Basel Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, FranceProcess: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm, Sheet: 195×142 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps) Values: 85, 100, 150, 200 CHF

Centenary of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad

swiss abroad stampOne tenth of Swiss nationals are resident abroad – 750,000 of them in total. They are part of the Swiss population and have rights and obligations in Switzerland – such as the right to vote and take part in referenda at federal level by post.Swiss citizens abroad usually retain close ties with their country of origin – often across generations. Easier travel options and modern means of communication are bringing Swiss people abroad and those back in Switzerland closer together. The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) – which celebrates its centenary in 2016 – plays an important role in this.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: Tom Künzli, Berne Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamp: 40×32.5 mm, Sheet: 190×162 mm (4 rows of 4 stamps) Values: 100 CHF

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