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24 September 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 145

2017, Switzerland, Postcrossing
illustrator: Max Spring

A brand new stamp, issued September 7, 2017, this is the international rate stamp showing a postcard flying off to various parts of the world. Switzerland uses four different variations of its name - Schweiz (German), Suisse (French), Svizzera (Italian), Svizra (Romanish) and for official purposes adds 'Confederation of' in front of the country name. The latin name Helvetia comes from the Helvetii who were a Celtic tribe that were settled in the area during Julius Caesar's time, and CH (Confoederatio Helvetica) is used for all banknotes, postage stamps, and the internet.

for the letter H - Helvetia


Heleen said...

I love this Helvetica postcrossing stamp design! Thank you for sharing :-)

FinnBadger said...

A great design. Nice to see another country issue a postcrossing stamp.

Bob Scotney said...

Just right and so new, must be the most recent stamp we have seen so far on the A-Z.

Joy said...

I'd like my postcard to float in with the sound of an alphorn. Love it.

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

I almost post the same for H and then decided for Harry Potter instead :)

Mail Adventures said...

Have you received it? Lucky you!