Archive for the ‘Switzerland’ Category

#1068 Switzerland 16/08/08

switzerland-160808Vural has sent another nice cover from Switzerland, thank you! It was posted in Geuensee on August 8 and arrived on August 10, 2016.

The left stamp is part of the “Mushrooms” set, which was issued on March 6, 2014. It depicts a Strobilomyces strobilaceus.

The right stamp was issued on July 26, 2016 and depicts the Solar Impulse aircraft.

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#810 Switzerland 14/04/16

Switzerland 140416This nice Swiss cover was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in La Côte-aux-Fées on April 16 and arrived on April 18, 2014.

The middle stamp commemorates the beaver. It was issued on March 8, 2012. The stamp on the right is the 2010 EUROPA stamp (issued on May 6). It commemorates the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri.

#481 Switzerland 11/04/08

Charlotte sent me this nice cover from St. Gallen, Switzerland, thank you! It was posted on April 8 and arrived on April 11, 2011.

The mini-sheet on the left commemorates the “Tag der Briefmarke” (stamp day) 2010 in Bern.

#361 Switzerland 10/03/08

Vural sent me this nice cover from Geuensee, Switzerland, thank you! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 10, 2010.

The left stamp is part of the cereal set, which was issued on September 4, 2008. The middle stamp commemorates the fairy tale Hänsel und Gretel. It is a 1985 surcharge stamp supporting the Pro Juventute foundation. The right stamp was issued on March 4, 2010. It is part of the set “Centenary of Aviation in Switzerland” and commemorates the aviator Ernest Failloubaz (1892-1919).

#276 Switzerland 09/03/13

This cover from Switzerland was posted in Cham on March 13, 2009.

Both stamps were issued on March 5, 2009. The left one commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Swiss engineer Hans Ulrich Grubenmann (1709-1783). The right stamp is part of the set “50 Years of Swiss Transport Museum”; it depicts the steamship Rigi.

#219 Switzerland 09/03/10

Vural sent me this nice cover from Geuensee, Switzerland, on March 10, 2009, thank you!

The left stamp commemorates the San Bernardino tunnel. The right stamp is an animated stamp, which was issued on May 10, 2007. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Museum of Communications.

#150 Switzerland 09/05/11

Switzerland 090511This nice cover from Switzerland was sent to me by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Geuensee on May 11, 2009.

The left stamp is the 2009 Swiss EUROPA issue and the right one commemorates the Swiss politician Eugène Borel (1835-1892).

#110 Switzerland 08/11/25

switzerland-081125In November I received a parcel from Switzerland, which was posted in Wil. The postage was paid with 3 of the famous wood stamps (made of fir and issued on September 7, 2004) à 5 franc, a 0.20 franc stamp, a stamp commemorating the Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (issued on April 10, 2007). In addition to the stamps there is a “priority” and a machine label, which shows the exact posting time and the weight of the parcel.

Switzerland 08/12/16

switzerland-081216Cover from Switzerland, posted in Geuensee on December 16, 2008.

This nice cover has attached one older stamp depicting a breakdown triangle and a pipe tong. It commemorates the  Touring Club Suisse (TCS) and the Automobil Club (ACS). The middle stamp is part of the Christmas set issued on November 21, 2008. The right surcharge stamp was issued in 1989 and commemorates  and supports the Pro Juventute foundation.

Switzerland 2008/08/28

Cover from Switzerland, posted in Geuensee on August 08, 2008.

The left stamp has the slogan “Baut hindernisfrei!” (Build without obstacles!). The middle stamp commemorates the Summer Olympics 2008 in Beijing. I depicts a Mountain bike driver; the gold medal was won by French cycler Julien Absalon.

The right stamp shows a vegetable peeler (what a strange theme for a stamp!).

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