New Stamps from Liechtenstein

Summer Olympics in Rio

liech rio 2016 stampsRomero Britto designed the “Archery” (face value: CHF 1.00) and “Judo” (face value: CHF 2.00) special stamps in his distinctive style of pop art. These are two of the 28 types of sports in which over 10,500 athletes from 204 nations will put their performance to the test during the 17 days of the competition.

Issue Date: 06.06.2016 Designer: Romero Britto Printer: Gutenberg AG, Schaan Process: Offset, silver hot foil stamping : 4 Colour Size: 32 x 38 mm Values: CHF 1.00, 2.00

Old Fruit Varieties: Pears

liech fruits stampsEight se-tenant stamps printed on one sheet showing indigenous pears continue the stamp series of old fruit varieties. For this series, the scientific illustrator Angelo Boog depicts, accurate in every detail, the pear varieties Rote Holzbirne, Hermannsbirne, Herbstlängler, Sülibirne, Kugeläugstler, Wolfsbirne, Sulser Längler and Tollbirne (face value: CHF 1.00 each).  Old, tall pear trees are impressive, characteristic features of the landscape. They produce high yields and are special eye-catchers when in blossom. Most pears are processed immediately after harvesting as many can only be stored for a short period. They are mainly used for making cider and are mixed with apples. The Sülibirne pear is one of the varieties used as a cider pear. In addition to cider, other tasty products, such as brandy, can be made through distillation. While many varieties used to be mixed together, most distilleries today use distillates made of one variety only. Pears referred to as “Länglerbirnen”, such as the Herbstlängler, are typical of the region. These are ideal for drying, which people often used to do in their own ovens at home. Dried fruit is still used today for preparing traditional pear brea

Issue Date: 06.06.2016 Designer: Angelo Boog, Wallisellen Printer: Gutenberg AG, Schaan Process: Offset CMYK & Gold, FM screening Colours: 5 Colours Size: 50,807 x 44 mm Values: CHF 1.00

Nature Reserves in Liechtenstein: Ruggeller Riet

liech nature reserve stampsThe special stamp series on nature reserves in Liechtenstein is being expanded to include two designs of the Ruggeller Riet. Dietmar Walser took a photo of meadow bathed in the orange glow of the rising run. The photo of Xaver Roser shows a pond in the midst of a meadow reflecting the blue sky and white clouds. The two panoramic views of the “Meadow” and “Pond” were split down the middle to produce four stamps, each having a face value of CHF 1.00. Both designs are printed twice on an 8-stamp sheet.

Issue Date: 06.06.2016 Designer: Dietmar Walser, Xaver Roser Printer: Cartor Security Printing, Meaucé la Loupe Process: Offset CMYK & Silver Colours: 5 Colours Size: 60 x 30 mm Values: CHF 1.00

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