New Swiss Stamps

Dada Centenary

swiss dada centenary stampsThe city of Zurich has a legacy – and with it, the whole of Switzerland, indeed the whole world. In 1916, the magical word “Dada” changed the face of art. In French, it means hobby horse and in Russian “yes yes”. There is even a lily-milk soap called “Dada”! In art, “Dada” first emerged exactly one hundred years ago in the Caba- ret Voltaire at Spiegelgasse 1 in Zurich – and nothing would ever be the same again. A small group of emigrants, led by Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings, adopted the name Dada in a stand against the madness of the First World War and led an assault on the senses in the form of po- etry, collages, dance and music. The group included Alsace-born Hans Arp and Swiss national Sophie Taeuber, Ro- manians Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco, along with Germans Richard Huelsen- beck and Walter Serner. From Zurich, the Dadaists created a network that spanned the globe with “Dada branches” in Paris, Berlin, New York and even Japan.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: Marie Lusa, Zurich Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset Colours: 5 Colours Size: Stamps: 34×34 mm, Sheetlets: 192×95 mm (2 rows of 5 stamps) Values: 100 CHF

Molly Monster

swiss molly monster stampsMolly Monster is the beloved and only child of Popo and Etna Monster. Her best friend is Edison, a wind-up toy with a life of its own. Molly is clever and sometimes a bit bossy, but otherwise she’s a very good girl. Edison, however, can sometimes be quite naughty.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: Ted Sieger, Berne Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm, Stamp booklet: 254×62 mm (open), 86×62 mm (folded) Values: 100 CHF

Henri Nestlé

swiss henri nestle stampHeinrich Nestle, the company’s founder and inventor of “baby food”, was born in 1814 in Frankfurt am Main. After study- ing pharmacy, he emigrated to Vevey, where he worked as a pharmacist’s assistant. At the age of 29, he went into business for himself, producing various products for the local market. In his laboratory, he developed a mineral fertilizer and liquefied gas. He married in 1860 but, after building a gasworks, he lost his main source of income. On the search for a new source of revenue, he came upon an unsolved problem with regard to infant nutrition: one in four children died before reaching the age of one year. Based on scientific findings, he developed a complete infant food which, at the request of a friend, he successfully fed to a premature baby. Just a few years later, he was distributing his “baby food” with the nest logo derived from the family crest on every continent. Aged 61, he sold his company to three local entrepreneurs and spent his retirement in the Montreux area, where he died in 1890.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: Christian Stuker, Riex Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process: Offset Colours: 3 Colours Size: Stamp: 33×28 mm, Sheet: 195×140 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps) Values: 100 CHF

Marie Heim-Vögtlin 1845–1916

In 1845, in Bözen, Canton Aargau, an in- quisitive, impetuous girl was born:swiss marie stamp Marie Vögtlin. As a priest’s daughter, she en- joyed the privilege of an education, but suffered under the conventions of the time – and rebelled.She managed to secure a place at Zurich University to study medicine, the firstSwiss female ever to do so, and gained a PhD.InLeipzigand Dresdens he became the first woman in Europe to qualify as a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecological diseases and was the first female Swiss doctor to open her own practice. She married Prof. Albert Heim and – at what was then the ripe old age of 36 – gave birth to the first of three children. Despite having a family, she continued to work throughout her life.

In public, Marie Heim-Vögtlin was a par- ticularly fervent champion of women’s education and women’s suffrage. She was the co-founder of the Zurich School of Nursing, Switzerland’s first hospital for women to be run by women.

Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: Daniel Steffen, Berne Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset Colours: 3 Colours Size: Stamp: 28×33 mm, Sheet: 140×195 mm (5 rows of 4 stamps) Values: 100 CHF

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