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					Focus                                                               3/2011


on stamps
The Collector’s Magazine


Congratulations:
Fond wishes from the
heart, to the heart

Muggestutz:
World-wide fame for
Haslital dwarf

Handicapped artists:
Boundless creativity
and skill




Special stamps combined print with panoramic views of Switzerland

Lavaux – an idyllic landscape
full of charm
Collectors ahoy!                                                                   lable
                                                                                         from 11
                                                                                             20
                                                                               Avai tember
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delivery starting from 9.9.2011.
                                                                                                                                          Editorial




                                      Some things know no bounds – and
                                      that includes stamp art!
Contents

Speaking for
ourselves                4

News                     5

Special stamps
and picture postcards
Lavaux                6–9

Special stamps
and double cards
Congratulations 10–13

Special stamp
Swiss composers 14–15

Picture postcard
rätia 2011               16

Special stamp
Muggestutz         17–19

Special stamps
Handicapped
artists            20–23
                              Paul Burkhard in
Special stamp                 front of New York’s
and Souvenir                  famous Radio City
Joint issue                   Hall in 1954.
                              Photo: zvg, private   Dear Reader
Liechtenstein/
Switzerland        24–26                            August will soon be here, with its promise       A few years ago, who would ever have
                                                     of a few more late-summer evenings to be         believed that a little dwarf from the Hasli
Range
of products        27–31                             enjoyed while the warmth lasts!                 Valley in the Bernese Oberland would
                                                    This year’s panoramic combination print           become an international celebrity? Mugge-
                                                    spotlights Lavaux, one of Switzerland’s most     stutz and his friends have done just that.
                                                     beautiful regions. The vineyard-clad            This likeable little fellow even has a fan
                                                     landscape on the shores of Lake Geneva           club in Hamburg, with its Hanseatic tradi-
                                                     holds an endless fascination. Since 2007,       tion, so size doesn’t impose any bounda­
                                                    this idyllic backdrop features on the UNESCO      ries on fame.
                                                    World Heritage List, providing tourists,         “Horizon Switzerland” is the motto of this
                                                     artists and residents with daily inspiration.   year’s joint issue with the Principality of
                                                    This is indeed a landscape of boundless          Lichtenstein. The chosen stamp motif is
                                                     beauty.                                          based on a work by Shirana Shahbazi who
                                                    The “Handicapped artists” set of stamps          was born in Teheran in 1974 and lives
                                                     emphatically and clearly illustrates that art   and works in Zurich. Another case of art
                                                     is not the preserve of big-name artists.         overcoming boundaries.
                                                     Four young Swiss artists with physical or
                                                     mental disabilities have created four           Wishing you an entertaining and informa­
                                                     philatelic works of art which do them and       tive Focus read.
                                                     art proud. So art is boundless.
                                                    2011 sees the launch of the new “Con­
                                                     gratulations” stamps with their striking,
Cover page:                                         telling motifs that we’re sure you’ll find          inc rel
                                                                                                       Sincerely,
Lavaux, UNESCO
World Heritage Site.                                 appropriate for any number of occasions,
The picturesque                                      because good wishes give boundless
wine-growing village                                 pleasure.
of St.-Saphorin on
Lake Geneva, Canton                                 “Oh! My Papa”, the song by Swiss com­
Vaud, looking south­                                 poser Paul Burkhard, was translated into
                                                                                                         tri Sa ami
                                                                                                       Patrick Salamin
east towards the                                    42 languages – a statistic that expresses                Po Of fic       Sa
                                                                                                       Head, Post Of fices & Sales
Rhone Valley.
Photo: swiss-image.ch/                              the boundless power of music more clearly            emb of Ex       tiv Ma agement
                                                                                                       Member of E xecutive Management
Marcus Gyger                                        than a thousand words.

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                                                                                                               Speaking for ourselves




  Swiss Post’s investment in better quality of service                                              Special post office

                                                                                                   To mark the opening of the “Horizont
                                                                                                   Schweiz” (Horizon Switzerland) exhibition
                                                                                                   in the Liechtenstein Art Museum in Vaduz,
                                                                                                   the postal administrations of the Princi­
                                                                                                   pality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland will
                                                                                                   be operating a joint special post office
                                                                                                   there, from 6 p.m. until approximately
                                                                                                   9 p.m. As a “first”, this office will be using
                                                                                                   a joint cancellation which can subse­
                                                                                                   quently be obtained from the respective
                                                                                                   postal administrations in the usual way
                                                                                                   for appropriate cancellation material sub ­
                                                                                                   mitted no later than 13 October 2011.




 Swiss Post is improving its collection service   measures cost the company approximately
 for frequently used letterboxes by wait­         eight million Swiss francs a year. For greater
 ing until after 5 p.m. to clear the 93% of       customer convenience, extended accept­
 letters posted there after that time. In         ance times for PostPac Priority items were
 457 locations, selected boxes will not be        introduced in April at 64 post offices, so
 emptied until 7 p.m. or later – an increase      now 4 p.m. is the deadline for posting
 of 139 late­collection points. In addition,      parcels for next­day delivery at more than
 Swiss Post now provides a 5 p.m. Sunday          200 Swiss post offices.
 collection service at 396 boxes. These




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                                                                News




Launch of the “Venice Biennale” stamp

The “Venice Biennale” stamp launch on
5 May 2011 in Berne’s “PROGR” Cultural
Centre attracted considerable interest,
with more than 70 guests from the Federal
Office of Culture and Swiss Post, as well
as numerous journalists turning out to meet
Thomas Hirschhorn, the famous installa­
tion artist, in person. He and his family
had travelled to Berne from Paris specially
for the occasion and, after introductory
greetings from Swiss Post and the Federal
Fine Arts Commission, Hirschhorn him­
self took the floor.
This artist who is known for his room­
sized works did full justice to the title of
the article in Focus on stamps 2/11.
His words were indeed “a simple universal
declaration of love for art” as he spoke
with passionate commitment of his stamp
project and of the challenges involved
in creating a work on such a tiny scale and
shifting from the three­ to the two dimen­       Thomas Hirschhorn
                                                Photo: Jean­Paul Bach
sional. His statement that art also has to
do with respect for the work and for the
idea behind it comes across as convincing
and sincere.
                                               Publisher’s details

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                                               “Focus on stamps”
                                               No. 3/2011
                                               Copy deadline:
                                               24.6.2011
                                               Distribution:
                                               from 26.7.2011
                                               Stamp issue:
                                               9.9.2011



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                                                                                                                    Special stamps Lavaux




Lavaux – one of Switzerland’s
most beautiful panoramas
           The vineyard terraces of the Lavaux region on the northern shore of
           Lake Geneva have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since
           2007 and have long been an inspiring sight for artists, tourists and
           local residents. This monumental construction, with some 15 kilometres
           of walls that terrace slopes with gradients ranging from 13 to 43 %,
           was the work of 12th-century Cistercian monks. This marvellous region
           is indeed worthy of the philatelic tribute created by watercolour artist
           Bernard Völlmy from Oron-la-Ville who has captured all its beauty on
           his three-part panoramic special stamp.



Many places in the world offer a wealth          speaking authors, Lavaux has no fewer 
           ciency on the part of the local monks. Be­
of sights to which they owe their success,       than two suns: the one up above, like 
           cause the steep terrain turned out to be
legends and incredible charm, be it the          everywhere else, and the one down below,
         not only “deeper” than elsewhere when
riverside “quais” of Paris, the Statue of        mirrored in the lake – a God-given con­           it came to obtaining a rich harvest but also
Liberty in New York or the Grand-Place in        stellation that is doubly beneficial for the 
    in need of terracing and strong walls, to
Brussels. All these well-known travel des-       vineyards.
                                       support the vines.
tinations trigger mental images, wander­         Then again, others are of the opinion that 

lust and a feeling of delight. In Switzer­       this sublime spot even has three suns – 
         A cradle of creativity
land, it is the Lavaux region, as a cultural     in the sky, in the lake and in the stone walls
   The masterly construction of terraces and
masterpiece in many respects, that has           where the heat stored up throughout the 
         walls, which are so well integrated into
this effect. For instance, cabaret singer and    day warms the Chasselas grapes by night. 
        the soil that they almost seem to grow out
poet Jean Villard-Gilles, who hails from         It is even claimed that the Lavaux region 
       of it, has long fascinated poets, writers,
Saint-Saphorin, a typical Lavaux village,        is a holy place created by human hands 
          painters, photographers and film-makers.
sang the praises of the generous sunshine        with the sole aim of producing the dearly 
       These unforgettable contours have also
that warms this exceptional wine-grow­           loved nectar of the gods. However, cul­           inspired numerous masterpieces and
ing region. According to Charles Ferdinand       tivating these daunting slopes took great 
       romantic sentiments. In the 18th century,
Ramuz, one of Switzerland’s great French­        determination, persistence and profi-
            Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron

Vineyard above the Domaine du Burignon, St.-Saphorin looking                                       Wine-growers at work.
across Lake Geneva. Photo: swiss-image.ch / Marcus Gyger                                           Photo: swiss-image.ch / Stephan Engler




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                                                                                                                              First-day cover motif




                                                                                                    Bernard Völlmy’s
                                                                                                    panorama shows the
                                                                                                    beauty of the Lavaux
                                                                                                    to best advantage.
were so taken by the beauty of this land­         Something to feast the eyes on                    On the left, we see
scape that they never tired of writing            It is truly a breathtaking sight when the train   the sloping terrain
                                                                                                    with the omnipresent,
there. Ferdinand Hodler, Gustave Courb­           bound for Lausanne emerges from the               famous erosion-pre­       Special stamps
ert and François Bocion immortalized their        Chexbres Tunnel, suddenly revealing the           vention walls. The        Lavaux

impressions on canvas, and film-makers            Lavaux region. For this idyllic backdrop,         middle section shows
                                                                                                    the typical village       Sales
like Peter Ustinov (“Lady L” with Sophia          generations of German-speaking Swiss              of Saint-Saphorin,        Philately:

Loren, 1965), Claude Chabrol (“Süsses             are said to have thrown away their return         with the Rhone Valley     From 2.9.2011 

                                                                                                    and the Catogne in        until 30.9.2012,

Gift” (Sweet Poison) with Isabelle Huppert        tickets and settled in French-speaking                                      while stocks last

                                                                                                    the background. The
and Jacques Dutronc, 2000) and more               Switzerland, permanently turning their            Grammont and the          Post offices:

recently, Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique           backs on their home region. So there was          French side of the lake   From 9.9.2011,

                                                                                                    round off the triptych,   while stocks last

Reymond (“La petite chambre” (The Small           every good reason to protect the Lavaux’s
                                                                                                    with a gate onto
Room), selected as the best Swiss film            compact, homogenous architecture (testi­          the vineyard terraces     Validity
in 2011, set their films in this striking land-   fying to the wine-growing villages of yore),      in the foreground.        Unlimited from 9.9.2011

scape.                                            and the landscape of this region cover-                                     Printing
                                                  ing 898 hectares (8.98 square kilometres)                                   Offset, 4-colour;

                                                  between Lutry und Vevey with its vine­                                      CDS testpack company,

                                                                                                                              Stockach, Germany

                                                  yards, wooded outcrops and meadows. ➔
                                                                                                                              Sizes
                                                                                                                              Stamps: 104337 mm
                                                  A look inside “Cave Bovy” in Chexbres
                                                                                                                              (26337 mm, 41337 mm,
                                                  Photo: swiss-image.ch / Hans-Peter Siffert
                                                                                                                              37337 mm)
                                                                                                                              Sheet: 1343215 mm
                                                                                                                              (5 rows of 3 stamps)

                                                                                                                              Paper
                                                                                                                              White stamp paper,
                                                                                                                              with optical brightener,
                                                                                                                              mat gummed, 110 gm²

                                                                                                                              Perforation
                                                                                                                              13¾:13½

                                                                                                                              Designer
                                                                                                                              Bernard Völlmy,
                                                                                                                              Oron-la-Ville (VD)

                                                                                                                              First-day cancellation




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From 1972 onwards, heritage conserva­            one thousand watercolours, trained as a        ed many poignant views of Valais. Then,
tionist Franz Weber and his “Save the            draughtsman-surveyor and loves to take on      he fell under the spell of limpid, glisten­
Lavaux” initiative combated the destruc­         fresh technical challenges, combining          ing water – a tricky subject which he
tion of this area with a total of eleven         precision with his love of the landscape in    nevertheless manages to repeatedly and
villages of national cultural significance.      his own unique fashion. This is even           brilliantly reproduce. He recently exhibited
Thirty-five years later, UNESCO set the seal     more remarkable given that the effects         pictures inspired by visits to Brittany and
on these efforts by including Lavaux in          created by watercolours on a damp              Normandy. The pictures of Lavaux provided
its list of 851 sites of exceptional universal   priming base are not the easiest to control.   him with a great opportunity to combine
cultural importance. With an application         But there is no trace of this in Völlmy’s      the lake, mountains, vineyards, stones
that highlighted all the region’s facets,        paintings. Using a technique and tools         and spatial impression in one of his excep­
the Lavaux’s 27,800 inhabitants submitted        developed by him for this very purpose, he     tional artistic tributes.
their candidacy to UNESCO which was              manages to record tiny details in his land-
immediately convinced of its justification.      scape and lake motifs with watchmaker-                                 Grégoire Montangero
And the three special stamps created             like precision. The regular exhibitions of
by Bernard Völlmy fully back up their argu-      his works in “Galerie du Jorat” in Mézières
ments in artistic terms.                         and the four monographs dedicated to
                                                 him by the Publi-Libris publishing house are
Bernard Völlmy: The watchmaker of                ample testimony to his prowess. In a
water-colour painting                            career spanning almost 25 years, Bernard
Bernard Völlmy is pretty much a household        Völlmy started by capturing the Vaud
name in Western Switzerland. This skilful        region on canvas before setting up his
artist, who will soon have sold an impressive    easel in the Eringer Valley where he paint-




Fantastic Swiss
panorama
The magnificent panorama painted by
Bernard Völlmy also comes as a pic-
ture postcard. The set, costing CHF 9.00,
consists of three cards measuring
22.5 × 10.5 cm and the three “Lavaux”
special stamps.




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      Special stamps Lavaux




                              Picture postcards
                              and stamps
                              Lavaux

                              Sales
                              Philately:
                              From 2.9.2011
                              until 30.9.2012,
                              while stocks last
                              Main Post Offices and
                              Post Offices of the Lavaux
                              Region:
                              From 9.9.2011,
                              while stocks last

                              Validity
                              Unlimited from 9.9.2011

                              Printing
                              Offset, 5-colour
   Bernhard Völlmy,
   who designed               Sizes
   the stamps, in his         Cards: 2253105 mm
   studio. Photo: zvg         Stamps (row of 3 stamps):
                              104337 mm

                              Paper picture postcards
                              White offset board,
                              255 gm²

                              Designer
                              Bernard Völlmy

                              Set price
                              CHF 9.00




Lavaux
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                                                                                    Special stamps Congratulations




Sending good wishes – a liberating and

feel-good experience

           There are 1001 reasons for wishing people all the best, and abso­
           lutely none for failing to do so. By sending good wishes, you share
           in their lives, take a heart-warming interest, make a wonderful
           gesture and give great happiness. And, as we all know, happiness
           is very contagious.



                                                                                  straight from this finger to the heart, and
                                                                                  hence to love. However, back then, the
                                                                                  wedding or engagement ring (made of
                                                                                  iron) was only worn by the woman, both
                                                                                  as a symbol of the bond between the
                                                                                  couple and as confirmation of the dowry.
                                                                                  All thanks to the Romans of course! In
                                                                                  this age of emancipation and cyber-flirting,
                                                                                  the index finger reacts to such antiquat-
                                                                                  ed ideas and actions with an unerring click
                                                                                  on the Facebook button and a dismissive
                                                                                 “Don’t like”. Unfortunately, the new “golden
                                                                                  rings” congratulations stamp isn’t quite
                                                                                  enough for a marriage proposal though
                                                                                  it’s still better than a prosaic text message!
                                                                                  But this stamp with the rings is also ideal
                                                                                  for sending warmest good wishes to a
                                                                                  newly hitched couple. And naturally, the
                                                                                  senders are “repaid in kind” when the
                                                                                  letter from the happy couple lands in their
                                                                                  mail box. On the subject of rings: it is a
                                                                                  well-known fact that husbands never ever
                                                                                  forget wedding anniversaries, however
                                                                                  many years have passed since the happy


Ring-a-ding!
In Switzerland alone, more than 40,000
people marry every year. Here’s a dry
statistic with a touch of romance: rings are
exchanged at registry offices, in churches
and at kitchen tables at midnight by candle
light with a glass of wine. People are
quick to spot the shiny new ring on the
ring finger which is at once a public state­
ment and a sweet secret. Love-struck,
engaged, married. All that remains hidden
is the engraving inside the ring – when
and where the marriage took place, the
name of the beloved or a cryptic inscrip­
tion. Whether trendy design piece or
golden classic, a wedding ring on the third
finger of the left hand has been a familiar
and popular token since ancient times,
because of the belief that an artery leads

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                                                                                                    First-day cover motif




                                                                                                    Special stamps

                                                                                                    Congratulations

day. So the new 2011 Congratulations               gestures and loving concern, is unlikely to
                                                                                                    Sales
stamp with its golden rings comes in really        be of much help. Even strictly academic          Philately:

handy, paving the way for many more                late-night parental debates in bed about         From 2.9.2011 

years of married bliss in the run-up to the        the pros and cons of dummies are usually         until further notice,

                                                                                                    while stocks last

golden wedding proper. Congratulations             to no avail. The only way of pacifying           Post offices:

in advance!                                        Baby is to find the dummy again. Compared        From 9.9.2011,

                                                   with that, sending baby cards with the           while stocks last

 Hushabye baby!                                    latest “dummy” Congratulations stamp is          Validity
“Congratulations on the birth of your child.       so much simpler, and the good wishes             Unlimited from 9.9.2011
 May Baby grow and flourish, and the               go down particularly well after sleepless
                                                                                                    Printing
 happy parents sleep undisturbed”! This            nights with a happy ending. Congratula­          Offset, 4-colour;

 message to new parents comes straight             tions are definitely in order!                   Cartor Security Printing,

 from the heart. Mobiles with all kinds                                                             La Loupe, France


 of crazy tones immediately start vibrating        Congratulations, and cheers!
                                                                                                    Sizes
 and chirping as all friends and relations         A picture with two glasses, and the day-         Stamps: 33328 mm
 are informed of Baby’s safe arrival, complete     dreams begin … All sorts of happy memo­          Sheets: 1953140 mm
                                                                                                    (4 rows of 5 stamps)
 with length and weight. The birth an­             ries float to the surface, and the heavens
 nouncement with photo comes that bit              fill with frothy pink clouds. Associations       Paper
 later, in a pink or blue envelope. And            are surprisingly quick to form in our minds,     White stamp paper,
                                                                                                    self-adhesive on backing
 before the proud parents can say “Jack             even after just a fleeting, brief or involun­   paper, 220 gm²
 Robinson”, people’s initial reactions begin       tary glimpse of a familiar shape, like these
 to pour in, with not very original remarks        two glasses with their sparkling contents        Perforation
                                                                                                    13¾:13¼
 about sleeping undisturbed etc. But what’s        – the skilful visualization of something
 that on the stamp on the envelope? A              we know very well. It would also be interest-    Designer
 baby’s dummy? The sender of the congra­           ing to conduct a little survey among             Sylvia Geel, St. Gallen

 tulations must be a seasoned mum. Or              friends about the associations triggered by      First-day cancellation
 perhaps a grandfather wrote the card              these two champagne goblets in the
 sporting the Priority stamp with the              miniaturized form of a stamp, as the stuff
 dummy? An all-important, patient senior           of intellectual gymnastics which stimulate
 citizen who always carries a spare dummy          mental images that make the retina
 in his pocket – the ideal father-in-law. Woe      twitch involuntarily. However, despite the
 betide if the dummy gets lost and stays           deliberate and considerable intensity
 lost. In stressful situations like that, waving   of experiences concentrated in this new
 the Congratulations stamp in front of             stamp motif, it is unlikely to have negative
 Baby’s chubby face, combined with comic            effects, not even in the case of immoder­

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                                                                                                   Special stamps Congratulations




ate consumption of whole sheets at your         Keller, known for his blend of intelligence      to describe tempestuous emotions at the
nearest post office. Fortunately, the intoxi-   and fanciful ideas. And what could be            drop of a hat? Another consoling thought
cating effects begin when the letter or         more appropriate than to cite Keller a se-       is that a letter or card is the only way of
congratulations card reaches its destina-       cond time: “Letters, like any other pleasure,    conveying a heart-to-heart message that
tion – and that’s the way it should be. And     are something to be indulged in once             transcends words to those we want to
the message conveyed by the champagne           one’s work is done,” making him the epi-         reach and move. Heartiest congratulations!
glass stamp is bound to be exciting and         tome of the hard-working Swiss. If Gott­
not to be missed. Handwritten in blue ink       fried Keller were to look down on Switzer­                                 Georg Fankhauser
on snowy white paper, or on a pale pink         land in 2011 from the paradise reserved
card with the faint scent of violets, it her-   for poets, he would see Swiss Post’s
alds the rediscovery of romance as the          special stamp with its big, red, beautiful
antidote to the Digital Era. This classic       heart and find it “simply to die for” (if
backlash is one of the many positive trends     you’ll excuse the expression, Gottfried). At
counteracting the level-headedness of           the risk of adapting Keller’s quote rather
bits and bytes. How many letters containing     cheekily “If you want to catch people, you
secrets are now in the post to undisclo­        have to stick the heart stamp on your
sed destinations? The “champagne” stamp         letter …” Just looking at the one we love
is not only practical. It complements,          is often enough to set our pulses racing,
emphasizes and is a handy way of expres­        so the idea of his or her heart on a rod could
sing congratulations!                           sweep us totally off our feet. At any age,
                                                because love knows no bounds and is not
 Hook, line and sinker!                         just the preserve of young lovers or “gold­
“If you want to catch people, you have to       en-wedding oldies”. It’s hard to set down
 dangle your heart from your rod to make        your feelings on paper but, fortunately,
 them bite.” Who’s likely to do something       once the heart stamp is stuck on the en-
 like that? Is it just a crazy fisherman’s      velope the words just seem to flow. Let’s
 adage, as crazy as love itself often is? In    be honest. How many of us have Keller’s
 actual fact, this is a quote from Gottfried    gift of coming up with the right phrases

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Exclusive “Congratulations” cards:
suitable for all occasions
Want to congratulate somebody on the          Double cards,
                                              envelopes and stamps
birth of their baby or on passing an exam?
                                              Congratulations
Send your best wishes on the occasion
of their marriage, or let a loved one know    Sales
                                              Philately:
you are thinking of them? Just order the
                                              From 2.9.2011
appropriate card sets, each containing four   until 30.9.2012,
A6 folded cards, four matching stamps         while stocks last
                                              Main Post offices:
and four white C6 envelopes.
                                              From 9.9.2011,
                                              while stocks last

                                              Validity
                                              Unlimited from 9.9.2011

                                              Printing
                                              Offset, 4-colour

                                              Sizes
                                              Double cards:
                                              1483105 mm,
                                              folded 743105 mm
                                              Envelopes:
                                              C6 (1623114 mm)
                                              Stamps: 33328 mm

                                              Paper
                                              Picture postcards:
                                              White offset board,
                                              220 gm2
                                              Envelopes: 120 gm2

                                              Designer
                                              Sylvia Geel, St. Gallen

                                              Set price
                                              CHF 9.80




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                                                                                                   Special stamp Swiss composers




“Oh! My Papa, to me he was so wonderful...”



           “O mein Papa” (Oh! My Papa) – probably Paul Burkhard’s most
           famous song – was translated into 42 languages. In 1954, it topped
           the US hit parade for weeks on end and remains a firm interna­
           tional favourite to this day.




One hundred years ago, on 21 December           Papa” to become a hit. Which it remains
1911, Paul Burkhard was born in the Seefeld     to this day, with many interpretations to be
district of Zurich. He died on 6 September      found, even on YouTube.
1977 in Zell. Burkhard was regarded as
a child prodigy at the tender age of seven,      Incredibly versatile
above all for his exceptional piano inter­       In the last two years, Paul Burkhard’s
pretations of Mozart, and he began com-         “Kleine Niederdorf-Oper” has been success-
posing music in his first year at school.        fully revived at Zurich’s Bernhard Theatre.
                                                 Like other works by Burkhard, it con-
Music was his life                               tains many a catchy tune that stays with
In Burkhard’s own words: “Even at high           the listener, an art at which this Swiss
school, I was writing songs with lyrics and      musician excelled. In his book on Burkhard,
dance music for all kinds of occasions,          music theorist and bishop Irenäus Totzke
in addition to my “classical compositions”.      aptly describes the composer’s talent
And this talent for creating gently ironic       as the ability to “contrast the hard and                           1954 in America:
little pieces of music based on everyday         constructive with the soft and sentimental”.                     Burkhard showing
events stayed with me when, after my stu-        Burkhard’s music covers an amazingly                                 his mother and
                                                                                                                   sister Lisa where
dies, in 1932, I became the musical direc­       broad range, comprising entertaining songs                          “Oh! My Papa!”
tor of a theatre.” From 1945, Paul Burkhard      and comedies, advertising jingles, secu-                        became a major hit.
conducted the Beromünster Radio Sym­             lar and sacred choral works, music for                            Photo: zvg, private

phony Orchestra for 15 years. The orches­        ballets, satirical shows, stage productions,
tra’s live lunchtime concerts broadcast          opera, children’s oratorios (like “D Zäller
from the Zurich radio studios were very          Wienacht” as well as masses for children
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                                                                                                  “O mein Papa – Paul Burkhard –
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 appealed to Paul Burkhard who quickly           can’t learn. It takes wit and charm, a cheery    Or ordering from:
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 Papa, der Clown” (My father, the clown),                                                         Buchzentrum Liechtenstein

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 took more than ten years for “Der Schwarze                    media professionals and authors
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 it, to be premiered on 1 April 1939 at the
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15 years for Lys Assia’s rendering of “O mein

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            Gala concert in the Municipal Theatre, Winterthur
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            Christmas tree in the Burkhard House in Zell
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            Paul Burkhard Association:                          Roberto Renfer, Zurich
            www.paul-burkhard.ch
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Paul Burkhard aged seven –
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                                                                                                                    Picture postcard rätia 2011




                          All eyes on Chur


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                          In September 2011, Chur will be hosting         point. In the 17th century, the ridge turret
                          the “rätia 2011” level-one multilateral         was added to this tapering tower decorated
                          stamp exhibition which is being organized       with Chur’s heraldic colours to further
                          by five international associations from         enhance the city’s prestige.
                          Austria, Germany, the Principality of           Swiss Post will be attending the exhibition
                          Liechtenstein, the Netherlands and Swit­        with a special post office.
                          zerland. Swiss Post is marking “rätia 2011”
                          with a picture postcard entitled “Gree­
                          tings from Chur”, based on a picture
                          postcard with views of the city first publis­
                          hed around 1900. The special cancella­
                          tion depicts Chur’s Obertor (Upper Gate),
                          a protected four-storey tower which,
                          together with the late medieval city forti-
                          fications demolished in the 19th century,        The exhibition
                          dates back to the first half of the 13th cen-    The exhibition will take place in Chur’s “Stadthalle” (Guildhall).


                          tury. This city gate was last comprehen­         Opening times: (exhibition / special post office) 

                          sively restored in 1949 and stands right         Thursday, 15 September 2011          5 p.m., opening ceremony

                          beside the bridge over the River Plessur,        Friday, 16 September 2011          10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

                                                                           Saturday, 17 September 2011        10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

                          at the entrance to the old town. In days         Sunday, 18 September 2011          10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

                          gone by, the tower was the south-western         Admission is free of charge.
                          exit point from the city and, on the way
                                                                           Further information about the exhibition and the sale of special items:
                          into Chur, the “Ochsenplatz” (Oxen Square)       www.raetia2011.ch
                          used to be the last goods transhipment

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According to legend, in days gone by, the Bernese Oberland’s Haslital (Hasli Valley) was                                          Offset, 4-colour;

a favourite haunt of dwarves who used to help locals in their houses, gardens and                                                 Joh. Enschedé,

                                                                                                                                  Haarlem, Netherlands

fields until the arrogance of evil people drove them away and they retreated into the
                                                                                                                                  Sizes
mountains. Truth or legend? There’s no way of telling …                                                                           Stamp: 28333 mm
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The waving dwarf with his bright red pointy    der Haslizwerg, Abenteuer auf dem Zwer-                                            (2 rows of 5 stamps)

hat, white beard and twinkling eyes is         genweg” (Muggestutz, the Hasli Dwarf,                                              Paper
eye-catching, has been delighting young        Adventure on the Dwarf Trail) was then                                             White stamp paper,
and old for many years and has already         published even before the first trail on the                                       self-adhesive on backing
                                                                                                                                  paper, 220 gm²
brought a smile to many a grim face,           Hasliberg (from Mägisalp to Bidmi) was
despite the fact that – until about 15 years   opened.                                                                            Perforation
ago – the dwarf had no identity and no                                                                                            Serpentine cut (4 sides)

face of his own. At that time, the tourist     Sharp young eyes – quick dwarf
                                                                                                                                  Designer
destination “Haslital Berner Oberland”         excuses                                                                            Susanna Schmid-Germann,
approached Susanna Schmid-Germann              As Susanna Schmid-Germann remembers                                                Meiringen (BE)

about helping it to design a dwarf-themed      with a grin, no sooner was the book out                                            First-day cancellation
adventure trail, and she agreed without        than it triggered a positive Muggestutz
a moment’s hesitation. “I suggested com­       boom. The names of the dwarves were
bining the trail with a story,” explains the   taken from an old book, while the story and
former nursery teacher who first moved         the characters were the product of her
to Meiringen to work in 1974. A keen artist,   imagination. When this mother of three
she got out her paper and coloured pencils     grown sons sits down at the table with her
and gave “Muggestutz”, one-time King           paints and pencils to draw her dwarves,
of the Dwarves, and his many helpers a face    she sometimes becomes oblivious to all
and personality. Her book “Muggestutz          else. “It’s such a peaceful world that I get

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completely immersed in it and almost be-
come a child again myself”, she chuck-
les. In the meantime, Susanna Schmid-
Germann has written and illustrated four
Muggestutz books, and every time a
book was published, the adventure trails
– after the success of the first trail, a
second trail was opened between Hasli­
berg Käserstatt and Lischen – were
 extended. In summer, the “Muggestutz
Mama” is out on the trails almost every
day, setting the tables in the little play­
houses with crockery and flowers, seeing
that everything is in order and helping to
organize the regular dwarf parties. “For
me, it’s important for the trails and books
to dovetail because many children take
the book with them on their walk”, she
 explains. The one-time nursery teacher
attaches great importance to the recogni­
tion factor, so she makes sure that the
 dwarves always look the same in her books
too. However, she slipped up in her second
book and drew the “Gaulihexe” (Gauli
Witch) with two left feet. “Not long after
the book came out, a child tackled me
about it,” the amused author reports.
Quick as a flash, she came up with the ex-                                                                                  Photo: Stephan Bögli
cuse that witches don’t need shoes – just
slippers – and that there’s room for two
 left feet in slippers.
                                                  Sunday, 11 September 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 From local legend to international icon          Dwarves’ Party on the Hasliberg: free admission with the
“Muggestutz” – the oldest Hasli dwarf – is       “Muggestutz” stamp.
                                                 “Muggestutz” was so thrilled by the new special stamp that he is inviting children and families
 a little Bernese Oberland dwarf that has         to a magical fun-and-games party on the Dwarf Trail to “Bannwald”. A gentle walk (roughly
 conquered hearts in Switzerland and be-          two hours) leads down from Käserstatt over upland moors, across alpine meadows and through
 yond. Susanna Schmid-Germann proudly             pine forests to the half-way aerial cableway stop at Lischen, with exciting experiences like
                                                 “Moorchnorzen” and dwarves’ houses, an aerial cableway, suspension bridges and a mountain
 recounts that she even has a Hamburg             torrent along the way. The party itself will feature a variety of unusual dwarf games, music,
 fan club. Or is it the dwarf himself that has    barbecue facilities and places to purchase food and drink.
 so many friends? In any event, the new           This year, children (aged 6–16) with a “Muggestutz” stamp travel free to the
                                                 “Muggestutz” party at Käserstatt!
 special stamp will spread the fame and
 popularity of this amiable little figure even    Permanently updated news about “Muggestutz” and the dwarves’ party can be found
 further afield.                                  at www.meiringen-hasliberg.ch
                            Birgit Scheidegger




                                                 On the stamp booklet, especially created by Susanna Schmid-Germann
                                                 for the Swiss Post, are illustrated the dwarf Muggestutz, his wife Raurinde
                                                 and some dwarf friends.



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Part 1: Muggestutz the Hasli Dwarf                       Part 2: Muggestutz the Hasli Dwarf                         Part 3: Muggestutz and
Adventure on the Dwarf Trail                             An Unusual Winter                                          the House in the Bannwald Forest
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                                                                                                   Special stamps Handicapped artists




Boundless and very profound – a tribute
to handicapped artists
            The title “Handicapped artists” pays tribute to those who continue to follow
            their artistic path despite being handicapped by a disability that makes this path
            more demanding. In any event, disabled persons need more strength to make
            their way in society. Access to schooling, further education and the labour market
            is harder. So it is very difficult for people without handicaps to imagine the amount
            of extra energy required to survive on the art and culture scene where no punches
            are pulled. Artistic freedom does not just come automatically.




Scene from “Il sogno della vita”, 2006, Theater HORA, www.hora.ch. Photo: Michael Bause


 According to Schang Hutter, the 77-year­          Which works in the exhibition were               “Beweggrund” (dance), “Hora” (drama),
 old sculptor who created the logo for             created by artists with a handicap, and          “Wildwuchs” (festival) or the band called
 the “Handicapped artists” first-day cover,        which by artists without? Visitors to            “Die Regierung” (The Government)
“supporting the disadvantaged is a matter          the exhibition quickly realized that this         are initial signs of a growing profession­
 of course in any democracy”. The eye-to­          question was impossible to answer.                alism among handicapped artists and
 eye depiction of the encounter between                                                              artistes.
 the typical Hutter figures of different           Young artists with great depth
 sizes and colours is deliberate. The logo         Claudia Aebi-Torre, Flavia Trachsel,                    Christiane Staudenmann and Pia Banderini
 was originally created for the Pro Infirmis       Christian Oppliger and Bajram Mahmuti
 integrative artistic project entitled “mehr­      – the talented, up-and-coming young
 lebenswert – c’estbonlavie” (lifewell­            artists who created the four motifs on
 worthliving) where artists with and               the “Handicapped artists” special stamps
 without disabilities worked together in           – have struggled hard to achieve the
 pairs. The four special stamp motifs were         freedom to pursue their art. Showing
 exhibited together with 70 other works            their work on the cultural medium of a             For more information about the artists, the
 of art in five towns in Canton Berne in           stamp expresses an esteem for all disabled        “mehrlebenswert – c’estbonlavie” project and
 2010. Hutter, who hails from Solothurn            artists that goes far beyond painting and          the service provided by Pro Infirmis, which
                                                                                                      initiated the integrative art project, take a look
 and has made an international name for            photography. Access is a topical issue             at www.culticap.ch.
 himself, was also involved in the project.        at all levels of culture, where projects like

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                         Flavia Trachsel
                        “Sitzend auf eigenen Füssen stehen”
                         (Seated, standing on my own two feet).
                        This is not just the title of an exhibition
                         by Flavia Trachsel (28). It also perfectly
                         characterizes this young photographer
                         who works from her wheelchair. She
                         obtained her higher school-leaving
                         certificate, majoring in design, took the
                         preliminary course at Berne’s University
                         of the Arts and then, after extensive
                         practical experience, graduated from the
                         Zurich University of the Arts in 2008
                         with the VFO (Advanced Photography)
                         diploma. Flavia Trachsel has a part-time
                         job photographing for the Swiss Druggists
                         Association, as well as working as a
                         freelance photographer. In recent years,
                         she has regularly participated in solo and
                         group exhibitions at home and abroad
                         and publishes her interesting personal
                         photographs on www.myspace.com/
                         fotografin.
                        The picture on the special stamp with
                         a face value of CHF 1.90 was taken in
Photo: H. U. Trachsel




                         the working environment of her project
                         partner Urs P. Twellmann, the inter­
                         nationally famous wood sculptor and
                         installation artist, in cooperation with
                         dancer Eliane Krauer.




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Ernst and Christian Oppliger
Photo: D. Fuchs




                                               Claudia Aebi-Torre
                                               Claudia Aebi-Torre (33) loves to be active,
                                               so the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at
                                               the age of 27 came as a particularly bitter
                                               blow that necessitated a total rethink of
                                               her professional and sporting activities.
                                               Despite her leanings towards painting,
                                               the former nurse and medical masseuse
                                               retrained as a medical/hospital secretary
                                               and now works reduced hours with a
                                               non-profit organization. Weakened by her
                                               disability, she did not feel strong enough
Christian Oppliger                             to elect to work as an artist. After sport,
Children who grow up in an artistic family     painting became her second obsession.
are often predestined to go down the           Whenever time allows, Claudia Aebi-Torre
path of art and culture, but this was          picks up her brush and captures her
not the case for Christian Oppliger, son       impressions of nature on canvas in pastel
of Ernst Oppliger, known worldwide for         shades. Working with Fred Baumann, a
his silhouette artworks, and Rosmarie          nature painter from the Emmental region,
Oppliger, whose wooden chip carvings           provided this committed artist with new
are in great demand. After attending           ideas for her own paintings. And that is
school in a small, special needs class,        how her picture entitled “Emmental”, as
Christian (now 32) did an apprenticeship       depicted on the CHF 1.00 special stamp,
as a gardener and has since worked             came about.
at the Silea Foundation in Gwatt near
Thun.
After seeing Christian Oppliger’s dot
pictures, it is hard to understand why this
gifted person never managed to become
an independent artist. “I work in Thun
and live in Berne, and I’m usually shattered
in the evenings. There are ideas in my
head, but I just no longer have the
energy to execute them,” were Christian
Oppliger’s words to a journalist who
interviewed him at an exhibition. His
father Ernst Oppliger, who had long
been aware of how expressive his son’s
drawings were, explained: “When we
heard about the ‘mehrlebenswert –
c‘estbonlavie’ project, it prompted me to
encourage my son to develop his artistic
                                                                                             Photo: A. Aebi




side”. The special stamp with a face value
of CHF 1.40 features the picture that
Christian Oppliger says exactly mirrors his
soulscape.

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Bajram Mahmuti                                         lets them share in his life. He sometimes                                           while stocks last

His own art lets Bajram Mahmuti break                  draws and paints on the computer too.
down barriers, though this 23 year-old                 The picture on the special stamp with                                               Validity
                                                                                                                                           Unlimited from 9.9.2011
prefers to close himself off from his                  a face value of CHF 0.85 was created in
environment whenever possible. Painting                the studio of artist Ursula Dolder-Streit                                           Printing
and singing enable him to process his                  and is part of a series of impressive,                                              Offset, 4-colour;
                                                                                                                                           Gutenberg AG,
experiences and express emotions. This                 playful works. Bajram is also working on                                            Schaan, Liechtenstein
young artist is originally from Kosovo and             his voice with the well-known voice coach
finished his schooling at Berne’s Special              and jazz singer Birgit Ellmerer at the Vocal                                        Sizes
                                                                                                                                           Stamps: 32.5340 mm
Education School in 2006. Through his                  Development Centre in Berne, with the                                               and 40332.5 mm
brushstrokes and strong colours, Bajram                aim of reaching interested audiences                                                Sheets: 1603190 mm
Mahmuti reveals himself to viewers and                 through short vocal performances.                                                   and 1903160 mm
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            Meet the artists in person
            On Thursday, 8 September 2011, from 5 p.m. (for about 2 hours), Focus readers have an opportunity to meet the artists in       Designer
            Berne’s Museum of Communication and to take part in an interesting panel discussion:                                           Bajram Mahmuti, Berne
                                                                                                                                           Claudia Aebi-Torre,
             –  Welcoming of guests by Swiss Post                                                                                          Jegenstorf (BE)
             –  Animation eulogy with cartoonist Pfuschi                                                                                   Christian Oppliger, Berne
             –  Excerpt from the short film about the “mehrlebenswert – c‘estbonlavie” project                                             Flavia Trachsel, Berne
             –	 Panel discussion moderated by Ruedi Josuran on the theme “Kunstschaffend mit Handicap - na und?” (An artist/artiste
                and handicapped? So what!)                                                                                                 First-day cancellation
                With stamp artists Flavia Trachsel, Claudia Aebi-Torre and Christian Oppliger, artists Jakob Jenzer (independent artist)
                and Ernst Oppliger (silhouette cutter) who participated in the “mehrlebenswert - c‘estbonlavie” project, as well as
                representatives of Swiss Post and Pro Infirmis
             –	 Attractive supporting programme with songs performed by Bajram Mahmuti and a prize draw for a one-day, “custo­
                mized” visit to the studio of Ernst, Rosmarie and Christian Oppliger

            Important information
            The event will be staged in German. Numbers are limited and participants will be drawn by lot from the ticket
            applications sent in by the deadline. Applications (maximum of two tickets per application - please specify the number
            of tickets) stating your exact address and customer number should be sent to the following address: Swiss Post,
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                                                                       Special stamp Joint issue Liechtenstein/Switzerland




Art’s power to unite
             Switzerland has a long tradition of joint issues with other countries and other postal
             administrations where the focus is not so much on the issue of a special stamp but on
             the stamp as a vehicle for cultural exchange and bridge building.

Art unites peoples, unfettered by national,      of the Alps, and ranging through to the
linguistic or social boundaries. Art is          art of Hans Emmenegger (1866 –1940)
what people find pleasing. Switzerland           with its emphasis on representing energy
has long been, and still is, a travel destina­   fields and light. In more recent art, the
tion and has constantly provided artists,        aesthetic experience of space is often
intellectuals, philosophers and free             linked to aesthetic practices, and the exhi-
thinkers with a place of refuge and an en-       bition will show paintings whose content
vironment that allowed them to continue          foreshadows contemporary art along-
their work as well as their artistic and         side works that are mainly installations but
intellectual activities – hence the many         also include drawings, photographs and
references to Switzerland in words, music        objects.
and pictures. During the two World Wars,         Featured artists include Sophie Taeuber-
artists turned Zurich into a lively theatre      Arp, Max Bill, Roman Signer, Fischli / Weiss,
scene. The Dada Movement during the              Thomas Hirschhorn and Shirana Shahbazi,
First World War also illustrates this effect     whose “Frucht 07” was chosen as the
and, during the Second World War, Switzer-       motif for the current joint issue Liechten­




                                                                                                 The Liechtenstein Art Museum will be hosting
                                                                                                 this exploration of contemporary art and its roots
                                                                                                 in modernity. Photo: Wikipedia




                                                                                                  and Francesco Borromini from Ticino who
                                                                                                  for a century fundamentally influenced
                                                                                                  the architecture of Rome. Many 20th cen-
                                                                                                  tury artists also went into voluntary exile,
                                                                                                  usually for a limited period. For instance,
                                                                                                  Le Corbusier, Alberto Giacometti and Jean
                                                                                                 Tinguely all worked in Paris at different
                                                                                                  times and were celebrated as leading lights
                                                                                                  of the art world. Paul Klee, who was born
                                                                                                  in Switzerland, and Swiss artist Johannes
land granted representatives of the avant­       stein-Switzerland. Shirana Shahbazi              Itten were driving forces behind the
garde a kind of “asylum”. The list of            was born in Teheran in 1974 and lives and       “Bauhaus” Movement in Germany. Modern­
illustrious figures who worked in Switzer­       works in Zurich.                                 day artists have become cosmopolitans
land for longer or shorter periods is an                                                          who move around at will between Switzer-
impressive one.                                  The impact of Swiss artists                      land and other countries.
                                                 In Switzerland and the alpine region, local
“Horizont Schweiz”                               traditions proved particularly tenacious.             Source: “Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz”
The backdrop to the current joint issue          Difficult living conditions encouraged
 with the Principality of Liechtenstein is the   people to emigrate, but persistence, curi-
“Horizont Schweiz” (Horizon Switzerland)         osity appeal and the discreet nature of
 exhibition to be staged in Liechtenstein’s      their work soon helped artists to climb the
 Art Museum in Vaduz from 29 September           ladder in other countries, at the same
2011 to 15 January 2012.                         time making them crucial cultural ambas­
The exhibition features a selection of           sadors whose skill reflected positively
 typical works of art from Switzerland that      on the country of their birth. Quite a few
 focus on the spatial, starting with paint­      of them became famous throughout Europe,
 ings by Caspar Wolf (1735 –1783), painter       like Domenico Fontana, Carlo Maderno

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                                                                                                                            First-day cover motif




                                                        Shirana Shahbazi
                                                        Shirana Shahbazi lives and works as a photographic artist in
                                                        Zurich. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions in venues including
                                                        the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2008),
                                                        the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris (2008), the Hammer Museum,
                                                        UCLA, in Los Angeles (2008), the Barbican Art Gallery in
                                                        London (2007), the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva
                                                        (2005), the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago
                                                        (2003) and the Photographers’ Gallery in London (2001), as
                                                        well as in key group exhibitions in Zurich’s Kunsthaus (2008),      Special stamp
                                                        the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2006), at the 6th Asia        Joint issue
                                                        Pacific Triennial in the Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane,    Liechtenstein/
                                                        Queensland, Australia (2009), the 4th Berlin Biennale for Con-      Switzerland
                                                        temporary Art (2006), the 7th Sharjah Biennial (2005) and
                                                        the Venice Biennale (2003). In September 2011, the Winterthur       Sales
                                                        Museum of Photography will be dedicating a major solo               Philately:

                                                        exhibition to Shirana Shahbazi.                                     From 2.9.2011 

                                                                                                                            until 30.9.2012,

                                                                                                                            while stocks last

                                                                                                                            Post offices:

                                                                                                                            From 9.9.2011,


Maximum card – Horizon Switzerland                                                                                          while stocks last


                                                                                                                            Validity
                                                                                                                            Unlimited from 9.9.2011
To showcase the major exhibition to be held in the Liechtenstein Art Museum in Vaduz
from 29 September 2011 to 15 January 2012, Swiss Post is issuing a maximum card designed                                    Printing
                                                                                                                            Offset, 4-colour;
on the basis of a picture provided by the Museum.                                                                           Gutenberg AG,
                                                                                                                            Schaan, Liechtenstein

                                                                                                                            Sizes
                                                                                                                            Stamp: 33328 mm
                                                                                                                            Sheet: 192395 mm
                                                                                                                            (2 rows of 5 stamps)

                                                                                                                            Paper
                                                                                                                            White stamp paper,
                                                                                                                            with optical brightener,
                                                                                                                            mat gummed, 110 gm²

                                                                                                                            Perforation
                                                                                                                            13¾:13¼

                                                                                                                            Designer
                                                                                                                            Shirana Shahbazi, Manuel
                                                                                                                            Krebs, Zurich

                                                                                                                            First-day cancellation




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                                                  Souvenir Joint issue Liechtenstein/Switzerland




Modern Swiss art on stamps



            “… Stamps are the yardstick of a country’s culture. This tiny piece of paper                   Souvenir
                                                                                                           Modern Swiss Art
             links the hearts of the sender and the addressee, building bridges                            on the Stamp

             between peoples and countries. Stamps know no borders. … Stamps are                           Sales
                                                                                                           Philately:

             the only work of art that everybody can own …”                                                From 2.9.2011 

                                                   Quote by Friedensreich Hundertwasser about stamps       until 30.9.2012,

                                                                                                           while stocks last

                                                                                                           Post offices:

                                                                                                           Not available


                                                                                                           Printing
 Facets of Swiss contemporary art                                                                          Offset, 4-colour

 Rated by UNESCO as part of national culture,
                                                             Size
 the chances are strong that stamps will 
                                                                 A5 landscape format
                                                                                                           (2103148 mm)
 be able to defend their status as an image­
 building method of postal prepayment 
                                                                    Paper
 and a valuable piece of cultural heritage. 
                                                              Inside pages:
                                                                                                           Natural-white matte offset
“Modern Swiss Art” as a stamp theme
                                                                                                           paper FSC, 170 gm2
 is a particularly vivid and attractive chapter                                                            Cover:
 in Swiss philatelic history.                                                                              Natural-white matte offset
                                                                                                           paper FSC, 240 gm2
This Souvenir features eight particularly
 significant stamp motifs from the sphere                                  The souvenir contains for one   Contents
 of Swiss contemporary art.                                                these orginal swiss stamps.     One each stamp of
                                                                                                           j Sophie Taueber-Arp
                                                                                                           j Hans Finsler
                                                                                                           j Emma Kunz
                                                                                                           j Max Bill
                                                                                                           j Meret Oppenheim
                                                                                                           j Peter Fischli/
                                                                                                             David Weiss
                                                                                                           j Thomas Hirschhorn
                                                                                                           j Shirana Shahbazi

                                                                                                           Number of pages
                                                                                                           28

                                                                                                           Designer
                                                                                                           Shirana Shahbazi, Zurich

                                                                                                           Price
                                                                                                           CHF 19.00




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First day of issue of stamps
9.9.2011
 Special stamps                                                                                                                                             9.9.2011          Special stamps                       9.9.2011

Lavaux                                                                                                                                                                       Congratulations
CHF 1.00 Lavaux Vineyard Terraces                     White stamp paper, mat gummed                                                                                          CHF 1.00   Marriage       White stamp paper,
CHF 1.00 Saint-Saphorin VD                                                                                                                                                   CHF 1.00   Birth          self-adhesive
CHF 1.00 Balcony of Leman                                                                                                                                                    CHF 1.00   Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                             CHF 1.00   Love




                                                      Set on
Set*                                                  first-day cover C6*
1704 150 w                                            1704 580 ( only
1704 550 (                                            CHF 3.90
CHF 3.00


                         Unstamped                                             Block of four
                         cover C6                                              on
                         available                                             first-day cover C6
                         from 2.9.2011                                         (2 covers)
                         1704 700                                              1704 630 ( only
                         CHF 0.90                                              CHF 9.80




                                                                                           Lavaux


                                                                                            100 c. Weinbergterrassen
                                                                                                   Vignoble en terrasse
                                                                                                   Vigneto terrazzato

                                                                                            100 c. Saint-Saphorin/VD

                                                                                            100 c. Balkon des Léman
                                                                                                   Balcon du Léman
                                                                                                   Balcone del Lemano




                         Sheet
                         of 15 stamps**                                                    Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design




                         (5 horizontal rows
                                                                                           Bernard Völlmy, Oron-la-Ville

                                                                                           Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                           CDS testpack company, Stockach, Deutschland                                 630




                         of 3 se-tenant stamps
                                                                               Folder*
                         “Lavaux Vineyard
                                                                               1704 660 w
                         Terraces”, “Saint-
                                                                               1704 670 (
Set of                   Saphorin VD”,
                                                      Single stamp             CHF 3.90
blocks of four           “Balcony of Leman”)
1704 160 w               1704 111 w                   on                                                                                                                     Set                       Set of
1704 560 (               1704 511 (                   first-day cover C6       Sondermarken
                                                                               Timbres-poste spéciaux
                                                                               Francobolli speciali
                                                                               Special stamps


                                                                               Lavaux
                                                                                                                9.9.2011



                                                                                                                                                                             1703 150 w                blocks of four
CHF 8.00                 CHF 15.00                    (3 covers)                100 c. Weinbergterrassen
                                                                                       Vignoble en terrasse
                                                                                       Vigneto terrazzato

                                                                                100 c. Saint-Saphorin/VD
                                                                                                                                                                             1703 550 (                1703 160 w
                                                      1704 600 ( only
                                                                                100 c. Balkon des Léman




                                                                                                                                                                             CHF 4.00                  1703 560 (
                                                                                       Balcon du Léman
                                                                                       Balcone del Lemano




                                                      CHF 5.70                                                                                                                                         CHF 16.00
Please note: Custo-
mers with a standing                                                           Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                               Bernard Völlmy, Oron-la-Ville

                                                                               Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing




order for the special
                                                                               CDS testpack company, Stockach, Deutschland
                                                                                                                                                                   784




request “Horizontal      * 3 se-tenant CHF 1.00 stamps “Lavaux                 Collection sheet*
pair” will receive         Vineyard Terraces”, “Saint-Saphorin VD”,            1704 680 w
                           “Balcony of Leman”                                                                                                                                Sheets
1 left-margin pair and                                                         1704 690 (                                                                                    of 20 stamps
1 right-margin pair.     ** not available as separate motifs                   CHF 3.60
                                                                                                                                                                             1.00 Marriage
                                                                                                                                                                             1703 111 w
                                                                                                                                                                             1703 511 (
 Picture postcards and stamps                                                                                                                               9.9.2011         CHF 20.00
                                                                                                                                                                             1.00 Birth
Lavaux
                                                                                                                                                                             1703 112 w
Set of 3 picture post-                                                                                                                                                       1703 512 (
cards costing CHF 2.00                                                                                                                                                       CHF 20.00
each and the 3                                                                                                                                                               1.00 Anniversary
CHF 1.00 se-tenant                                                                                                                                                           1703 113 w
stamps (not affixed)                                                                                                                                                         1703 513 (
1704 911 w only                                                                                                                                                              CHF 20.00
CHF 9.00                                                                                                                                                                     1.00 Love
                                                                                                                                                                             1703 114 w
                                                                                                                                                                             1703 514 (
                                                                                                                                                                             CHF 20.00

The picture postcards
are not included
in standing order.                                                                                                                                                                                    Continued on next page


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 Special stamps (continued)                                                                                                                         9.9.2011      Sets of double cards and stamps             9.9.2011    Special stamp                                                                                                                              9.9.2011

Congratulations                                                                                                                                                  Congratulations                                         CHF 1.00 100th anniversary of the birth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Paul Burkhard
CHF 1.00                                                           Marriage        White stamp paper,
CHF 1.00                                                           Birth           self-adhesive                                                                                                                         White stamp paper, mat gummed
CHF 1.00                                                           Anniversary
CHF 1.00                                                           Love




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Single stamp                                                              Block of four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1706 150 w                                                                1706 160 w
Set on                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1706 550 (                                                                1706 560 (
first-day cover C6                                                                                                                                               Set of four A6 double cards with the “Marriage”         CHF 1.00                                                                  CHF 4.00
1703 580 ( only                                                                                                                                                  motif , four C6 covers and four CHF 1.00 stamps with
CHF 4.90                                                                                                                                                         the “Marriage” motif (not affixed)
                                                                                                                                                                 1739 951 w only                             CHF 9.80




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Single stamp                                                              Block of four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         on                                                                        on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         first-day cover C6                                                        first-day cover E6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1706 580 ( only                                                           1706 630 ( only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHF 1.90                                                                  CHF 5.00


                                                                                                                                                                 Set of four A6 double cards with the “Birth” motif ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sondermarke                      9.9.2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Timbre-poste spécial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Schweizer Komponisten                                                    Francobollo speciale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Compositeurs suisses                                                     Special stamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Compositori svizzeri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Swiss composers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Schweizer Komponisten




                                                                                                                                                                 four C6 covers and four CHF 1.00 stamps with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Compositeurs suisses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 c. 100. Geburtstag Paul Burkhard                                    Compositori svizzeri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Centenaire de Paul Burkhard                                      Swiss composers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Centenario della nascita di Paul Burkhard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   100th anniversary of Paul Burkhard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     100 c. 100. Geburtstag Paul Burkhard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Centenaire de Paul Burkhard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Centenario della nascita di Paul Burkhard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100th anniversary of Paul Burkhard




                                                                                                                                                                 the “Birth” motif (not affixed)
                                                                                   Block of four                                                                 1739 952 w only                              CHF 9.80
                                                                                   on                                                                                                                                      Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design




                                                                                   first-day cover C6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Roberto Renfer, Zürich. Foto: Thomas Cugini
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Roberto Renfer, Zürich. Foto: Thomas Cugini
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Leipzig, Deutschland                   626
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Leipzig, Deutschland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            780




                                                                                   (4 covers)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Folder                                                                    Collection sheet
                                                                                   1703 630 ( only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1706 660 w                                                                1706 680 w
                                                                                   CHF 19.60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1706 670 (                                                                1706 690 (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHF 1.90                                                                  CHF 1.60

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Unstamped                                                                 Sheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         covers                                                                    of 16 stamps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         available                                                                 1706 111 w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         from 2.9.2011                                                             1706 511 (
Single stamp                                                                       Unstamped                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHF 16.00
                                                                                                                                                                 Set of four A6 double cards with the “Anniver-          C6 (1623114 mm)
on                                                                                 cover C6
                                                                                                                                                                 sary”motif , four C6 covers and four CHF 1.00 stamps    1706 700
first-day cover C6                                                                 available
                                                                                                                                                                 with the “Anniversary” motif (not affixed)              CHF 0.90
(4 covers)                                                                         from 2.9.2011
                                                                                                                                                                 1739 953 w only                             CHF 9.80    E6 (2003142 mm)
1703 600 ( only                                                                    1703 700
CHF 7.60                                                                           CHF 0.90                                                                                                                              1706 701
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHF 1.00


                                                                                   Sondermarken                     9.9.2011
                                                                                   Timbres-poste spéciaux
  Glückwünsche                                                                     Francobolli speciali
  Vœux                                                                             Speciel stamps
  Auguri
  Congratulations
                                                                                   Glückwünsche
                                                                                   Vœux
  100 c.   Heirat                                                                  Auguri
           Mariage                                                                 Congratulations
           Matrimonio
           Marriage
                                                                                   100 c.   Heirat
  100 c.   Geburt                                                                           Mariage
           Naissance                                                                        Matrimonio
           Nascita                                                                          Marriage
           Birth
                                                                                   100 c.   Geburt
  100 c.   Jubiliäum                                                                        Naissance
           Anniversaire                                                                     Nascita
           Anniversario                                                                     Birth
           Anniversary
                                                                                   100 c.   Jubiliäum
  100 c.   Liebe                                                                            Anniversaire
           Amour                                                                            Anniversario
           Amore                                                                            Anniversary
           Love
                                                                                   100 c.   Liebe
                                                                                            Amour
                                                                                            Amore
                                                                                            Love




  Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                                   Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
  Sylvia Geel, St. Gallen
                                                                                   Sylvia Geel, St. Gallen
  Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                   Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
  Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France                                 627
                                                                                   Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France
                                                                                                                                                           781




Folder                                                                             Collection sheet
1703 660 w                                                                         1703 680 w                                                                    Set of four A6 double cards with the “Love”motif ,
1703 670 (                                                                         1703 690 (                                                                    four C6 covers and four CHF 1.00 stamps with
CHF 4.90                                                                           CHF 4.60                                                                      the “Love” motif (not affixed)
                                                                                                                                                                 1739 954 w only                            CHF 9.80



                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Key                                                                     w = mint ( = cancelled
                                                                                                                                                                 These articles are not included in standing order.


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 Special stamp (stamp booklet)                                                                                                            9.9.2011      Special stamps                                                                                                                                                                       9.9.2011

CHF 0.85 Muggestutz                                                                                                                                    Handicapped artists
White stamp paper, self-adhesive                                                                                                                       CHF 0.85   Dungarees                        White stamp paper, mat gummed
                                                                                                                                                       CHF 1.00   Emmental
                                                                         No blocks of four                                                             CHF 1.40   Moon
                                                                         available                                                                     CHF 1.90   Without title
                                                                         Customers with a stand-
                                                                         ing order for block
                                                                         of four will receive
                                                                         for each block of four
                                                                         in their standing order
                                                                         13 1702 150 w and/or
                                                                         1702 550 (
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Set on
Single stamp                                                                                                                                                                                       first-day cover C6
1702 150 w                                                                                                                                                                                         1705 580 ( only
1702 550 (                                                                                                                                                                                         CHF 6.05
CHF 0.85

                                                                         No block of four
                                                                         on first-day cover
                                                                         available
                                                                         Customers with a stand-
                                                                         ing order for block
                                                                         of four on first-day
                                                                         cover will receive for
Single stamp                                                             each block of four
on                                                                       on first-day cover in
first-day cover C6                                                       their standing order 13
1702 580 ( only                                                          1702 580 (
CHF 1.75
                                                                         No sheet available
Unstamped                                                                Available only as a single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Block of four
cover C6                                                                 stamp (1702 150 w/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            on
available                                                                1702 550 () or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            first-day cover C6
from 2.9.2011                                                            as a stamp booklet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (4 covers)
1702 700                                                                 (1702 300 w/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1705 630 ( only
CHF 0.90                                                                 1702 800 ()
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHF 24.20
                                                                         Sondermarke                      9.9.2011
                                                                         Timbre-poste spécial




                                                                                                                                                       Set                        Set of
    85 c. Muggestutz                                                     Francobollo speciale
                                                                         Special stamp


                                                                           85 c. Muggestutz




                                                                                                                                                       1705 150 w                 blocks of four
                                                                                                                                                       1705 550 (                 1705 160 w
                                                                                                                                                       CHF 5.15                   1705 560 (
  Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
  Susanna Schmid-Germann, Meiringen

  Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                         Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                         Susanna Schmid-Germann, Meiringen

                                                                         Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                                                                                                                  CHF 20.60
  Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Nederland                                628




                                                                                                                                                                                                   Single stamp                                                             Unstamped
                                                                         Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Nederland
                                                                                                                                                 782




Folder                                                                   Collection sheet                                                                                                          on                                                                       cover C6
1702 660 w                                                               1702 680 w                                                                    Sheets                     Half sheet       first-day cover C6                                                       available
1702 670 (                                                               1702 690 (                                                                    of 16 stamps               of 8 stamps      (4 covers)                                                               from 2.9.2011
CHF 1.75                                                                 CHF 1.45                                                                                                                  1705 600 ( only                                                          1705 700
                                                                                                                                                       0.85*                      1.90
                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHF 8.75                                                                 CHF 0.90
                                                                                                                                                       1705 111 w                 1705 124 w
                                                                                                                                                       1705 511 (                 1705 524 (
                                                                                                                                                       CHF 13.60                  CHF 15.20
                                                                                                                                                       1.00*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sondermarken                     9.9.2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Timbres-poste spéciaux
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Künstler mit Handicap                                                  Francobolli speciali
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Artistes handicapés                                                    Speciel stamps
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Artisti disabili
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Handicapped artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Künstler mit Handicap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artistes handicapés




                                                                                                                                                       1705 112 w
                                                                                                                                                                                                       85 c. Latzhose                   1)                                  Artisti disabili
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Salopette                                                      Handicapped artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Salopette
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dungarees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              85 c. Latzhose                   1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 c. Emmental                   2)                                          Salopette
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salopette
                                                                                                                                                                                                      140 c. Mond                       3)                                          Dungarees




                                                                                                                                                       1705 512 (
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lune
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Luna                                                            100 c. Emmental                   2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             140 c. Mond                       3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      190 c. Ohne Titel                 4)                                          Lune
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sans titre                                                             Luna
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Senza titolo                                                           Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                             No title




                                                                                                                                                       CHF 16.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             190 c. Ohne Titel                 4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sans titre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Senza titolo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No title




                                                                                                                                                       1.40*
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bajram Mahmuti, Bern                           1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bajram Mahmuti, Bern                           1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Claudia Aebi-Torre, Ballmoos                   2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Claudia Aebi-Torre, Ballmoos                   2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Christian Oppliger, Bern                       3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christian Oppliger, Bern                       3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Flavia Trachsel, Bern                          4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flavia Trachsel, Bern                          4)




                                                                                                                                                       1705 113 w
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Fürstentum Lichtenstein                    625
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Fürstentum Lichtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    779




Stamp booklet                                                                                                                                          1705 513 (                                  Folder                                                                   Collection sheet
with 10 CHF 0.85 self-adhesive stamps                                                                                                                  CHF 22.40                                   1705 660 w                                                               1705 680 w
1702 300 w
                                                                                                                                                       1.90                                        1705 670 (                                                               1705 690 (
1702 800 (                                                                                                                                 CHF 8.50
                                                                                                                                                       1705 114 w                                  CHF 6.05                                                                 CHF 5.75
                                                                                                                                                       1705 514 (
Please note: For technical reasons, some items                                                                                                         CHF 30.40
such as block of four and block of four on
first-day covers, sheets, strips as well as special
requests such as horizontal pairs etc., cannot                                                                                                         * in complete sheets
be provided.                                                                                                                                             only


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 Special stamp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9.9.2011

Joint issue Principate of Liechtenstein / Switzerland
CHF 1.00 Fruit 07
White stamp paper, mat gummed


 Articles with the Swiss Stamp                                                                                                                                              Articles with the Liechtenstein and Swiss stamps


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sondermarke                      9.9.2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Timbre-poste spécial
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gemeinschaftsausgabe Schweiz-Liechtenstein                                Francobollo speciale
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emission commune Suisse-Liechtenstein                                     Special stamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emissione congiunta Svizzera-Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joint issue Switzerland-Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gemeinschaftsausgabe Schweiz-Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emission commune Suisse-Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                         100 c. Frucht 07                                                         Emissione congiunta Svizzera-Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fruit 07                                                          Joint issue Switzerland-Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Frutto 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fruit 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   100 c. Frucht 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                         100 c. Frucht 07                                                                 Fruit 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fruit 07                                                                  Frutto 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Frutto 07                                                                 Fruit 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fruit 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   100 c. Frucht 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fruit 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Frutto 07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fruit 07




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shirana Shahbazi, Zürich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shirana Shahbazi, Zürich
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Fürstentum Liechtenstein                   629/FL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Fürstentum Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          783/FL




                                                                                                                                                                           First-day cover            Folder                                                                      Collection sheet
Single stamp                                                             Block of four                                                                                     with the stamps            with the stamps                                                             with the stamps
1709 150 w                                                               1709 160 w                                                                                        of both countries C6       of both countries                                                           of both countries
1709 550 (                                                               1709 560 (                                                                                        1698 580 ( only            1698 660 w                                                                  1698 680 w
CHF 1.00                                                                 CHF 4.00                                                                                          CHF 2.90                   1698 670 (                                                                  1698 690 (
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHF 2.90                                                                    CHF 2.60




                                                                                                                                                Sheetlet
                                                                                                                                                on
                                                                                                                                                first-day cover C5
Sheetlet                                                                                                                                        1709 590 ( only
                                                                                                                                                                           Sheetlet
of 10 stamps                                                                                                                                    CHF 11.20
                                                                                                                                                                           of Liechtenstein
1709 311 w                                                                                                                                                                 of 10 stamps
1709 351 (                                                                                                                                                                 of CHF 1.00
CHF 10.00                                                                                                                                                                  1698 311 w only
                                                                                                                                                                           CHF 10.00
                                                                                                                                                Unstamped
                                                                                                                                                covers                     Please note:
                                                                                                                                                available                  Postage stamps of Liechtenstein are only valid for postage in Liechten-
                                                                                                                                                from 2.9.2011              stein. It is not allowed to use the Liechtenstein 1.00 CHF stamp for postage
                                                                                                                                                C6 (1623114 mm)            leaving Switzerland. Special provisions apply for the cancellation of items,
                                                                                                                                                1709 700                   vouchers and loose stamps can be found in our “PhilaNews” bulletin
                                                                                                                                                CHF 0.90                   under www.post.ch/ph-philanews-08-2011.pdf (published in German,
Single stamp                                                             Block of four
                                                                                                                                                C5 (2293162 mm)            French and Italian only).
on                                                                       on
first-day cover C6                                                       first-day cover C6                                                     1709 701                   The first-day cover ((), the folder (w/() and the collection sheet (w/()
1709 580 ( only                                                          1709 630 ( only                                                        CHF 1.20                   with the stamps of both countries will only be sent to customers with
CHF 1.90                                                                 CHF 4.90                                                                                          a standing order for these products.


                                                                         Sondermarke                      9.9.2011




                                                                                                                                                 Maximum card                                                                                                                                                                                      9.9.2011
                                                                         Timbre-poste spécial
  Gemeinschaftsausgabe Schweiz-Liechtenstein                             Francobollo speciale
  Emission commune Suisse-Liechtenstein                                  Special stamp
  Emissione congiunta Svizzera-Liechtenstein
  Joint issue Switzerland-Liechtenstein
                                                                         Gemeinschaftsausgabe Schweiz-Liechtenstein
                                                                         Emission commune Suisse-Liechtenstein
   100 c. Frucht 07                                                      Emissione congiunta Svizzera-Liechtenstein
          Fruit 07                                                       Joint issue Switzerland-Liechtenstein
          Frutto 07
          Fruit 07
                                                                          100 c. Frucht 07
                                                                                 Fruit 07
                                                                                 Frutto 07
                                                                                 Fruit 07




                                                                                                                                                Joint issue
                                                                                                                                                Principate of Liechtenstein / Switzerland
  Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
                                                                         Gestaltung/Conception/Realizzazione/Design
  Shirana Shahbazi, Zürich
                                                                         Shirana Shahbazi, Zürich
  Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
                                                                         Offsetdruck/Impression en offset/Stampa offset/Offset printing
  Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Fürstentum Liechtenstein                   629
                                                                         Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Fürstentum Liechtenstein
                                                                                                                                          783




Folder                                                                   Collection sheet
1709 660 w                                                               1709 680 w
1709 670 (                                                               1709 690 (
CHF 1.90                                                                 CHF 1.60
                                                                                                                                                Maximum card with
                                                                                                                                                the matching CHF 1.00
                                                                                                                                                swiss stamp + CHF 0.60
                                                                                                                                                for the card
                                                                                                                                                1709 851 ( only
                                                                                                                                                CHF 1.60


30
 Souvenir                                 9.9.2011       Special products                                     2012 Stamp catalogues

Joint issue
Principate of Liechtenstein / Switzerland               Set of single stamps,    Set of first-day covers,
                                                        3/2011 issue             3/2011 issue
                                                        The single stamps/sets   The first-day covers
                                                        of the 3/2011 issue of   with set of the 3/2011
                                                        9.9.2011 are displayed   issue of 9.9.2011 are
                                                        on a free A5 backing     combined in one free
                                                        card with a protective   cover (with the first-day
                                                        cellophane wrapping.     cover with the stamps
                                                        1700 150 w               of Liechtenstein and
                                                        1700 550 (               Switzerland).
                                                        CHF 15.00                1700 580 ( only
                                                                                 CHF 23.30

                                                                                                             Zumstein                    Swiss Stamp Dealers
                                                                                                             Switzerland/Liechten-       Association
                                                                                                             stein/UN Geneva             Switzerland/Liechten­
                                                                                                             (see advertisement          stein/UN Geneva
                                                                                                             on page 2)                  (see advertisement
                                                                                                             German/French               on page 2)
Souvenir “Modern                                                                                             1697 725                    German/French
Swiss Art on the Stamp”                                                                                      CHF 35.00                   1697 787
multilingual (en/fr/de/it)                                                                                                               CHF 35.00
1709 835 w only
CHF 19.00

                                                        2010 Year book                                       The stamp catalogues will be delivered
                                                        1588 830 w                                           in Switzerland and in Liechtenstein only.
                                                        1588 831 (
                                                        CHF 66.00
 Postal stationery                        9.9.2011

Picture postcard “rätia 2011”
                                                                                                              Swiss Post’s General Terms and Conditions 

                                                                                                              of Business concerning the purchase of 

                                                        2010 Year Set
                                                                                                              stamps and philatelic items form an integral 

                                                        1589 320 w
                                                                                                              part of individual orders and are tacitly 

                                                        1589 820 (
                                                                                                              accepted by each customer who sends an 

                                                        CHF 57.75
                                                                                                              order.

                                                                                                              These Terms and Conditions (updated version
                                                                                                              of March 2010) can be ordered by telephone
                                                                                 Voucher                      (+41 [0]848 66 55 44) or by e-mail (stamps@post.
                                                        2010 Set                 for stamps and               ch). They are also available at www.swisspost.ch/
                                                        of first-day covers      philatelic articles          agb/post-agb-phila.pdf
                                                        1587 530 ( only          871 399
                                                        CHF 81.35                CHF 15.00




Picture postcard “rätia 2011” (postage value
CHF 1.00
+ 0.60 for the card)
1738 841 w
1738 846 (                                   CHF 1.60


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