New Stamps from Liechtenstein

Artistic photography: Erich Allgäuer

liech-photography-stampsLiechtensteiner Erich Allgäuer (b. 1939) was inspired to take his first steps in photography after a visit to Rome in 1960. The “Woman” (value CHF 1.00) on the first special stamp is reminiscent of a theatre character, while the “Man” (value CHF 1.50) on the second stamp could have been an earlier emperor or philosopher. A modern “Woman with Hat” (value CHF 2.00) from Paris of the 1920s is the subject of the third motif.

Joint issue with the Czech Republic

liech-czech-joint-issueThe painting entitled “A Young Woman on a Balcony” (value CHF 1.50) from the 17th century graces the new, completely steel-engraved joint issue stamp of the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. The work by the Dutch artist Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) hangs in the National Gallery of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

Issue Date: 05.09.2016 Designer: Václav Fajt Printer: Poštovní tiskárna cenin Praha a.s. Process: Steel Engraving Colours: 6 Size: 44.4 x 54.4 mm Values: CHF 1.50

Motorcycles

liech-bikes-stampsMotorcycles from the last century round off the Collections in Liechtenstein series. In 1928, the “M. Thun” (value CHF 0.85) rolled out of the motorcycle works in Vienna. Equipped with a 490 ccm JAP engine, the motorcycle was ridden in the 1950s complete with sidecar. The current owner, who acquired it in 1988, carried out the extensive modernisation of the machine over the following three years. The “Harley-Davidson” (value CHF 1.00) from the year 1920 is equipped with a 1000 ccm V engine and originally boasted a magnetic ignition and a gas lamp.
The “Norton” motorcycle (value CHF 1.50) with a sidecar Type Stolz dates from the year 1948 and is equipped with a Königswellen single-cylinder 30 HP engine. Its current owner has completely restored the tractor unit with sidecar to its original condition. The “Rudge” (CHF 2.00) is still riding the highways with its original number plate FL50. Prince Emanuel of Liechtenstein was its first owner and rode the machine, imported into Switzerland in 1933, until 1945. Since undergoing a complete restoration at the end of the 1970s, this machine, too, is still roadworthy.

Issue Date: 05.09.2016 Designer: Erich Allgäuer, Eschen Printer: Gutenberg AG, Schaan Process: Offset Colours: 4 Size: 32.5 x 40 mm Values: CHF 1.00, 1.50, 2.00

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