New Swiss Stamps

 Countryside: Verzasca Valley

swiss-countryside-stampThe Verzasca Valley still conveys a part of the history of Ticino. The valley is located just minutes from the city center and yet is immersed in nature.Not surprisingly, the Verzasca Valley and the sparkling river to which it owes its name (“green water”) are popular holiday destinations.

Issue Date: 01.09.2016 Designer: Kaspar Eigensatz, Bern Illustrator: Photography: Urs Schüpbach, Bern Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process: Offset Colours: 4 Size: Stamp: 40 x 50 mm, Minisheet: 105 x 70 mm Values: CHF 2.00

Laser Cut

swiss-laser-cut-stampsLaser is an acronym that stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”, an effect described by Albert Einstein in 1917.The laser is in the form of a projected light beam, and therefore much more powerful. This so-called ‘monochromatic light’ has a high intensity and a very limited range of frequencies. In this way the laser beams can be used with very high precision.Also laser beams were used for the special block “laser technology”.

Issue Date: 01.09.2016 Designer: Martine Dietrich, Bern Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, NetherlandsProcess: Offset and Laser Colours: 4  Size: 105 x 70 mm Values: CHF 2.00

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