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New Stamps from Switzerland

Nocturnal Animals Swiss Post has issued a set of special stamps to four native nocturnal animals: the tawny owl, the garden dormouse, the European glow-worm and the hedgehog. Issue Date: 04.05.2016 Designer: Sonja Burger, Wildegg Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Switzerland

Gottardo 2016 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 … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Switzerland

Lake Constance Let’s get one thing clear from the start: anyone hoping to spot a monster is going to be disappointed. Surrounded by three countries, the waters do not conceal any sea creatures in the vein of Nessie, for example. … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamps

Dada Centenary The city of Zurich has a legacy – and with it, the whole of Switzerland, indeed the whole world. In 1916, the magical word “Dada” changed the face of art. In French, it means hobby horse and in Russian “yes yes”. … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamps

150 Years of Swiss Red Cross Today, with 500,000 members and 73,000 volunteers the SRC is Switzerland’s chief humanitarian organization. With its 24 cantonal associations, five rescue organizations, the institutions and the main branch office, it is established and active nationwide. Issue Date: 25.02.2016 Designer: unikum … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Switzerland

Pro Juventute 2015 – Family Rituals Pro Juventute Switzerland series of stamps have been issued to mark these festivities too. And what could be more appropriate – after all children especially should want for nothing during this festival of charity. … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamp on 125 Years of the USPS

On 26 October 2015, the Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies (USPS) will be celebrating its 125th anniversary. The first collectors’ clubs began forming in Switzerland in the early 1880s. It was soon realized that it would be useful to create an … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamps

Lac de Tanay Definitive Reprint By popular demand, the gummed defini- tive stamp “Lac de Tanay” issued on 19 January 1993 is being reprinted.At the time, this stamp was printed in Swiss Post’s stamp printing works in Berne and was … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamps

200th Anniversary of  Geneva, Neuchâtel and Valais in the Swiss Confederation Issue Date: 07.05.2015 Designer: Tessa Gerster, Lausanne Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe (F) Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm Sheetlet: 192×95 mm (2 rows of 3 stamps) Swiss Sponsorship for Mountain … Continue reading

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New Stamps Released to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union ITU

ITU was established on 17 May 1865 with the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in Paris to facilitate the transmission of telegraphy across international borders. ITU was initially headquartered in Berne and moved to Geneva in 1948, soon … Continue reading

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