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100 Years of the Constitution of the Principality of Liechtenstein (1921 – 2021)

Freedom
Face value CHF 0.85
Motif Freedom
Peace
Face value CHF 1.00
Motif Peace
Democracy
Face value CHF 1.50
Motif Democracy

 

"Freedom" (face value: CHF 0.85), "Peace" (face value: CHF 1.00) and "Democracy" (face value: CHF 1.50) are the three special stamps issued by Philately Liechtenstein to mark the 100th anniversary of the Constitution of the Principality of Liechtenstein. In high-quality metallic printing and foil stamping, they have a modern and forward-looking design, but also build a bridge to the past as they show an excerpt from the original edition of the Constitution of 1921.

The emergence of political parties in Liechtenstein after 1914 brought with it the call for a reform of the monarchical state. Especially after the collapse of the monarchy in Germany and Austria and what was known as the Liechtenstein November coup d'état in 1918, the monarchical idea of the state in the form of the constitution of 1862 was no longer viable.

During negotiations in September 1920, the forces of reform agreed with representatives of Prince Johann II on what were known as the Castle Agreements that created a basis for a draft constitution. The new constitution of 1921 finally defined the principality as a constitutional hereditary monarchy on a democratic and parliamentary basis with the powers of the state resting with the Prince and the people.

 

 

Date Of Issue
06. September 2021
Designers
René Wolfinger, Balzers
Stamp format
27.55 x 48 mm
Perforation
13 ¼ x 13 ¾
Sheet format
146 x 208 mm
Print
4-colour offset Pantone Metallic+ hot-foil stamping (white) Royal Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem
Paper
Truwhite PVA 110 g/m², gummed
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