Liechtenstein post issued a stamp for the Europa 2013 with the theme “Postal vehicles”. For this year’s issue, as for many before, the proven approach of collaborating with the Liechtenstein School of Art was adopted. Within the preliminary course there a competition was announced at the end of which the winner was a worthy young [...]
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Liechtenstein post issued an attractive “Year of the snake” stamp to express friendly relations between the Principality of Liechtenstein and the People’s Republic of China. This year’s stamp focuses on the official sign of the zodiac for the current Chinese year: the “Snake” (face value CHF 1.90).
Every child in Liechtenstein knows the Pfälzerhütte situated 2108 metres above sea-level, the destination of those first sweat-inducing school outings into the Liechtenstein Alps. For many of the country’s inhabitants paying at least an annual visit during the summer holidays or on mild autumn days to this rough brick-built rest station is moreover part of [...]
The “LOSV 2012 in London” stamp is to honour the extremely active Olympic Sports Association formed 20 years ago by amalgamation of the FLSV (Principality of Liechtenstein Sports Association), the LOK (Liechtenstein Olympic Committee) established in 1935 and the SLSH (Liechtenstein Sport Promotion Foundation). As the umbrella organisation now bringing together 44 sports associations and [...]
Liechtenstein post issued a stamp of tourism as a part of Europa 2012 series.
For some time now the small Principality of Liechtenstein and the vast People’s Republic of China have enjoyed friendly relations. One expression of this cordial relationship are numerous Liechtenstein postage stamps to which Chinese artists have contributed. For the “Chinese Signs of the Zodiac” issue (face value CHF 1.90) a different approach has however been [...]
Liechtenstein post has chosen Christmas cribs as stamp subject: much loved in Liechtenstein, these decorate the local churches in the time leading up to Christmas, at Christmas itself and in the period between Christmas and the New Year, bringing the event of Christ’s birth closer to the faithful in palpable three-dimensional form. A section taken [...]
For the third and final time the focus of the stamp folders produced since 2007 by SEPAC (“Small European Postal Administrations Cooperation”, to which Liechtenstein also belongs) is on “European Landscapes”. Following “Beautiful Corners of Europe I” (2007) and “Beautiful Corners of Europe II” (2009) this year’s issue too is intended offer an exclusive platform [...]
Liechtenstein post for the third time following 2009 and 2010 issued butterflies native to Liechtenstein feature depicting two more harbingers of spring, the Orange Tip and the Peacock. The “Peacock”, Inachis io (face value CHF 2.20) from the Nymphalidae family was the “Butterfly of the Year 2009”. Since because of global warming this butterfly now [...]
There have now been annual “Europa stamps” for more than 55 years. Following the pattern established in 1956 by the six member countries of the then European Coal and Steel Community (Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands), every year a steadily growing number of European postal administrations all issue [...]