Stamp issue information

100 Years of Liechtenstein’s Foreign Representation

Vienna and Bern
Face value CHF 2.20
Motif Vienna and Bern

The special stamp “Vienna and Bern” (face value: CHF 2.20) focuses on the theme of the diplomatic missions of Liechtenstein set up in Switzerland and Austria in 1919 for the first time.

Lawyer Emil Beck (1888-1973) was the representative at the Liechtenstein legation in Bern until 1933. He played a part in various state treaty negotiations between both countries. According to parliamentary records, the closure of the diplomatic mission in Switzerland was attributed to the country’s financial situation. Prince Eduard of Liechtenstein (1872-1951) was also a legal scholar and represented Liechtenstein’s interests from 1919 to 1921 as an envoy in Vienna. At the time, the aim was to get Liechtenstein out of the difficult situation it found itself in as a result of the First World War and to ensure that the country was recognised as being neutral and independent. Today, Liechtenstein has eight diplomatic missions in Berlin, Bern, Brussels, Geneva, New York, Strasbourg, Washington and Vienna and is also represented at the Holy See. Liechtenstein citizens can contact Swiss embassies on consular matters in all the countries where Liechtenstein has no diplomatic mission of its own.

Date Of Issue
04. March 2019
Hans Peter Gassner, Vaduz
Stamp format
48 x 29 mm
13 ¼ x 13
Sheet format
208 x 146 mm
4-colour offset CMYK
Cartor Security Printing,
Meaucé la Loupe
Stamp paper PVA Tru White
110 g/m2, gummed
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