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New Swiss Stamps

Letter vs. E-mail The versatility of this stamp knows no bounds. Anyone who looks at it sees themselves. But that’s not the only unique feature of this extraordinary project. The selfie stamp owes its existence to a co-operative venture between Swiss Post … Continue reading

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150 Years of Tübli Letters  “Tübli letters” was the name given by collectors to the first covers of the federal postal system pre-franked with a printed stamp. They came out in 1867, after the Geneva Post Of ce had begun … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamps

Unspunnen:The Ultimate Traditional Swiss Festival The Swiss festival of Unspunnen is a traditional celebration of Swiss mountain life and was rst held in 1805. However, it only became a regular event in 1946 and has since taken place every 12 years. … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Switzerland

Baby Animals Extinct:the otter Otters used to be found living on the banks of practically every stretch of water in Switzerland. They became extinct in the middle of the last century as a result of over-hunting. To ensure a natural return from areas … Continue reading

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Swiss Stamp Commemorates Azerbaijan`s Independence Anniversary

Postal stamps commemorating the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan`s state independence have been issued in Switzerland.The stamps were issued under agreement reached by the Azerbaijani Embassy and Schweizerische Post company.The postal stamps were issued in a non-commercial purpose … 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 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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