Monday, August 1, 2011

U.S. Stamp: Switzerland Found 1291

The 700th anniversary of Switzerland was honored with a 50-cent US-Switzerland joint issue special stamp appearing for the first time February 22, 1991, in Washington, DC, and Bern, Switzerland. The design features the legislative buildings of the two governments—the  Capitol in Washington and the Renaissance-style Federal Palace of Switzerland in Bern.

Designed by Hans Hartman of Koniz, Switzerland, the stamps were manufactured in the photogravure process by the American Bank Note Company and issued in panes of forty.

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