Artist Martin Oeggerli explores unknown worlds in his work and enables people to see things in ways they have never experienced before. Two of his images of the microscopic world now adorn a pair of particularly beautiful stamps.
Issue Date:07.05.2020 Designer:Martin Oeggerli, Münchenstein (supported by the School of Life Sciences FHNW, Muttenz and the Pathology Department at the University Hospital Basel) Printer:Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process:Offset Colours:4 Colours Size:Stamps: 33×28 mm
Living Cultural Heritage
They could hardly be more different: the urban Sitterwerk near St. Gallen, and the rural, remote Tessanda Val Mustair. Yet these two foundations come under the same heading. “Living cultural heritage” is the theme of this year’s Pro Patria stamps.
Issue Date:07.05.2020 Designer:Laszlo Horvath, Berne Printer:Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process:Offset Colours:4 Colours Size:Stamps: 33×28 mm
50 years of the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation
The Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation established by Pro Natura and the Swiss Heritage Society in 1970 aims to conserve, maintain and enhance Swiss landscapes worthy of protection. This also includes drystone walls.
The Foundation for Landscape Conservation is a not-for-profit organization. It protects and promotes the natural and cultural values of the landscape or attempts to restore them.
Issue Date:07.05.2020 Designer:Tobias Ryser, Jona Printer:Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process:Offset Colours:4-colour Size:Stamps: 40 × 32.5 mm
Goosander (0.85): Goosander families are very mobile. Werner Deppeler photographed a mother – the females can be recognized by their reddish-brown heads – with two fledglings. The hatch contains seven to 14 eggs. The youngsters can fly after 60 to 70 days.
Marmot (1.00): Our marmots – captured here by the camera of Peter Grischott – live in large families. The gestation period is 30 days, and the litter size is two to five offspring. After two to three years, some of the young leave their home to establish their own colony.
Lynx (1.50): The female lynx gives birth to two to four offspring who stay with her for around ten months. The young animals then look for their own territory. Manfred Stutz managed to immortalize the two cats in a family moment.Ibex (2.00): Fabian Fopp is the photographer who caught this tender image. Young ibex can walk from their very first day. They are suckled for four to six months. The father is not usually present during this period – he stays with the herd only during the mating season in winter.
Issue Date:07.05.2020 Designer:Photography: Werner Deppeler, Thun Peter Grischott, Malans Manfred Stutz, Fislisbach Fabian Fopp, Flims Printer:Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process:Offset Colours:4 Colours Size:Stamps: 33×28 mm