Pro Juventute 2017

Switzerland – Awakening memories Another pair of motifs rounds out the Pro Juventute “At school” series, started in 2016. The nostalgically styled illustrations are intended to evoke memories of one’s own schooldays. Pro Juventute stamps with a surcharge have existedRead More

Christmas 2017

Liechtenstein – Christmas carols are always very popular, and four of the best-known ones feature as motifs on our “Christmas” special stamps. Eduard Ebel, Joseph Mohr, James Lord Pierpont … these names may not mean anything to you. But youRead More

Quince Scent

Switzerland – The quince is Switzerland’s Fruit of the Year 2017. To mark this accolade, Swiss Post is issuing a limited miniature sheet which gives off the fragrance of quince. FRUCTUS has designated a fruit of the year each year sinceRead More

150 Years of Tübli Letters

Switzerland – A collector’s piece  “Tübli letters” was the name given by collectors to the rst covers of the federal postal system pre-franked with a printed stamp. They came out in 1867, after the Geneva Post Of ce had begunRead More

Emoji

Switzerland – Modern communication is barely conceivable without them: the countless small images and icons peppering our SMSs and e-mails known as emojis. Swiss Post is forging a bridge between the digital and the physical world with two special stamps.Read More

Creux du Van

Switzerland – Between Lake Neuchâtel and the Val de Travers, on the border between the cantons of Neuchâtel and Vaud, lies the Creux du Van, a tremendous natural rock formation, impressively captured by landscape photographer Roland Gerth. The rocky wallsRead More

Swiss Railway Stations

Switzerland – The journey continues  The second series of de nitive stamps under the heading “Swiss railway stations” covers requirements for midi letters (A and B Mail), large letters (B Mail), and standard letters sent to addresses in Europe. TheRead More

50 Years CH Foundation

Switzerland –  The 26 Swiss cantonal coats of arms pro- vided the basis for one of Switzerland’s most fundamental concepts – federalism. The ch Foundation for federal cooperation was founded in 1967 as a foundation un- der private law andRead More