Anniversary Envelope with Silver Commemorative Stamp Tokens

To round off the Swiss stamp’s anniversary year, an exclusive envelope is available in a limited and numbered edition of 2,000. Franked with the “175 years of Swiss stamps” special stamp and cancelled with a commemorative postmark, the elegant, fully-printed envelope contains two tokens which are made of genuine silver and feature the motifs of the two stamps, “Zurich 4” and “Zurich 6”.

Issue Date: 08.10.2018, Designer: Fabienne Angehrn, Lucerne, Printer: Commemorative stamp tokens: embossed on silver (999.9/1,000), Process: Offset, Colours: 4.

Happy Childhood

When the Pro Juventute foundation was established in 1912, its original aim was to combat tuberculosis among children and young people. Nowadays, Pro Juventute’s programmes and services have three quite different objectives. They help promote an identity, community and opportunities for children and young people.

Issue Date: 08.10.2018, Designer: Mark Baumgartner, Brügg, Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands, Process: Offset, Colours:4, Stamps: 33×28 mm, Sheet: 82×198 mm

Fondue

The origin of the Swiss national dish of fondue is contested. It definitely comes from the Western Alps, but the regions of Savoy and Piedmont both lay claim to having invented it (and in Piedmont, truffles are of course used). Jean-Jacques Rousseau associated fondue with the area around Geneva. The oldest Swiss recipe written in German dates back to 1699, but only when the dish found its way into the army cookbook in the 1950s did it become the symbol of the nation.

The specially designed sheet with the “Fondue pot” and “Cheese” motifs, as well as a list of ingredients, immortalizes this piece of Switzerland. The scene is reminiscent of the terrace of an Alpine hut: a wooden table, perfect mountain surroundings in the background, the dishes, the ingredients − everything rustically displayed in warm colours. Viewers feel momentarily trans- ported to a cosy atmosphere and are even convinced they can smell the homely scents.

Issue Date: 08.10.2018, Designer: Francisco Rojas, Berne, Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands, Process: Offset, Colours:4, Stamp Size: 24.5×24.5 mm, Sheet Size: 270×180 mm

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