Animals of the Forest

Switzerland – Four well-known and popular forest animals decorate a beautiful set of special stamps: the great spotted woodpecker, red squirrel, roe deer and European badger will easily win the hearts of the local population. Following in the footsteps ofRead More

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

Stamp Day 2017 Sainte-Croix

Switzerland – Scphila 17 in the music box village The village of Sainte-Croix in the Vaudois Jura on the border with France can look back on a chequered history. It is known to this day for the music boxes producedRead 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

500 Years Bern Cathedral Vaulted Ceiling

Switzerland – The cornerstone for the decades-long construction of Bern cathedral was laid in 1421. Completion of the vaulted ceiling in 1517 still marks an impressive milestone to the current day. The year 1517 is mentioned in an inscrip- tion atRead 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

Europa 2017- Castles

Switzerland – Sasso Corbaro, Montebello, Castelgrande are the sweet-sounding names of the three castles in Bellinzona. They are depicted on two special stamps designed in the context of the PostEurop competition. Each year, the participating postal ad- ministrations design their entriesRead More

Churfirsten

Switzerland –  Churfirsten is a mountain range of incredibly jagged peaks that rise up to 2,306 metres above sea level over Lake Walen at 419 metres. The ridges to the north descend more gently towards Toggenburg. The Flumserberg mountains offerRead More

100 Years of Pro Senectute

Switzerland –  The Pro Senectute Foundation has been supporting elderly people and their relatives since 1917. This major milestone is being celebrated with a whole series of events and activities. Pro Senectute is to be a guest at the SwissRead More