Two special stamps with a gutter document a strengthened sense of togetherness. The Gotthard Base tunnel is opening up new prospects for the north and south. At 57 kilometres in length, it is a world-re- cord-breaking tunnel. 28,200,000 tonnes of rock were excavated during the con- struction process, and 325 trains a day are set to speed through the massif. Has Gotthard the Giant climbed down from his perch at last? The “Gottardo 2016” souvenir pays trib- ute to the extraordinary achievement of constructing the world’s longest tunnel. The centrefold and accompany- ing original stamps “Gottardo 2016”, “100 years of the Lötschberg Railway” and “100 years of the Gotthard Railway” make the product a valuable collector’s item – not just for stamp collectors and railway enthusiasts!
Issue Date: 04.05.2016 Designer: Vaudeville Studios, Zurich Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset, special varnish, with powdered stone from the Gotthard tunnel Colours: 5 Colours Size: Stamps: 104×37 mm (inc. gutter) (32.7×37 mm, 38.6×37 mm, 32.7×37 mm), Sheet: 134×205 mm (5 rows of 2 stamps and gutter) Values: CHF 1.00 x 2
Europa 2016:Think Green
Issue Date: 04.05.2016 Designer: Doxia Sergidou, Cyprus (“Think Green” special stamp), Nicola Carpi and Dina Christ, Zurich (“Be Green” special stamp) Printer: Giesecke & Devrient, Leipzig, Germany Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps: 40×32.5 mm, Sheet: 190×162 mm (4 rows of 4 stamps) 2 motifs on one sheet Values: CHF 1.00 x 2
Issue Date: 04.05.2016 Designer: Beat Leuenberger and Jürg Glauser, Berne Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamp: 40×32.5 mm, Sheet: 190×161 mm (4 rows [2× 4 and 2× 2 stamps] and vignette 80×65 mm) Values: CHF 1.00