New Stamps from Switzerland

Switzerland – Dominican Republic Joint Issue

swiss-dominican-joint-issueThe two countries have had a very good economic, political and cultural relationship over the course of these 80 years.The first Swiss families settled in the Dominican Republic in the 19th century. Official bilateral relations did not begin until 1936,however,when Switzerland appointed Frederic Schaad to be its first Honorary Consul and opened a consulate in Santo Domingo. This was changed to a consulate-general in 1959, then upgraded to an embassy in 2007. For its part, the Dominican Republic opened an embassy in Berne in 1999.

Issue Date: 10.11.2016 Designer: Brigit Herrmann, Gümmenen Illustrator: Photography “Lacs de Fenêtre”: Michel Roggo Printer: Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein Process: Offset Colours: 4 Size: Stamp: 40×32.5 mm, Sheetlet: 190×162 mm (4 rows of 4 stamps, 2 motifs on one sheetlet) Values: CHF 1.00

Pro Juventute 2016 – Schooldays

swiss-schooldays-stampsPro Juventute is launching a new series of stamps on the theme of schooldays with a pair of motifs: Learning and playing, or blackboard and playground, that is to say Pythagoras and hopscotch.

Issue Date: 10.11.2016 Designer: Christian Kitzmüller, Bülach Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem Process: Offset Colours: 4 Size: Stamp: 33×28 mm Sheetlet: 82×198 mm (5 rows of 2 stamps), Stamp booklet: 254×62 mm (open), 86×62mm (folded) Values: CGF 1.25, CHF 1.50

Yello

Sound experiments in an automobile test lab marked the birth of the band Yello in 1979, and albums like “Stella” revolutionized electronic music in theswiss-yelllo-stamp early eighties. Worldwide hits including “The Race”, “Oh Yeah” and “Bostich” garnered the musical duo Dieter Meier and Boris Blank major chart successes in the USA, Ger- many, UK and Switzerland. In 1997 the pair received the Art Prize of the City of Zurich, and in 2014 they were presented with the German Echo Lifetime Achieve- ment Award to honour their 35 years in the business. Boris Blank is the duo’s sound architect. Using sophisticated sampling techniques, he builds up soundscapes that form the backdrop for Dieter Meier’s unmistakable voice and constantly surprise listeners.

Issue Date: 10.11.2016 Designer: Yello, Zurich Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset Colours: 4 Size: Stamp: 33 x 28 mm, Sheetlet: 194 x 140 mm (4 rows of 5) Values: CHF 1.00

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