Europa – Endangered National Wildlife
The "Noble Crayfish" (face value: CHF 1.50) and the "Weasel" (face value: CHF 1.50) are the motifs of Liechtenstein's Europa stamps this year. The member states of the association of European public postal operators (PostEurop) issue stamps on a common theme each year; in 2021 it is "Endangered National Wildlife". As the world's smallest predator, the weasel populates large parts of Europe and lives wherever there are field mice and shelters. As a local resident, the noble crayfish prefers lowland streams and still waters and is predominantly nocturnal.
75 Years of Operette Balzers
Operette Balzers has been firmly rooted in cultural events of the region for decades. This year it looks back on its first operetta production 75 years ago. The special stamp "75 Years of Operette Balzers" (face value: CHF 0.85) is divided into four parts and shows in clockwise direction a stage with a curtain and spotlights, the number 75, a mask as a symbol for the theatre and the griffin from the coat of arms of the municipality of Balzers. Designer Sereina Hatt used the heraldic colours of blue and gold as well as the dark red of the Operette's appearance and gave the special stamp a ceremonial look with hot foil stamping in gold.
75 Years of the First General Assembly of the United Nations
10 January 2021 marked the 75th anniversary of the first United Nations (UN) General Assembly. With the special stamp "75 Years of the First General Assembly of the United Nations" (face value: CHF 5.20), Philately Liechtenstein commemorates this memorable event, which was held in 1946 at Westminster Central Hall in London with 51 states attending the ceremony. The stamp is in the shade of blue, which is typical of the association, and shows the anniversary logo as well as the arrow used in it in various colours. This symbol stands for the global movement in the present and in the future.
Four new self-adhesive definitive stamps with native songbirds are being issued with the first stamp issue in 2021. Coniferous forests provide a home for the "Crossbill" (face value: CHF 0.85), while the "Red-backed Shrike" (face value: CHF 2.00) is at home in the Ruggeller Riet nature reserve. The "Citril Finch" (face value: CHF 1.00) and the "Wallcreeper" (face value: CHF 1.50), on the other hand, can be found in the alpine regions of Liechtenstein.
The new stamps are available from 1 March 2021. www.philatelie.li