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Christmas

Snowman
Face value CHF 0.85
Motif Snowman
Nutcracker
Face value CHF 1.00
Motif Nutcracker
Rocking Horse
Face value CHF 1.50
Motif Rocking Horse
Angel
Face value CHF 2.00
Motif Angel

Four secular and Christian motifs adorn this year's self-adhesive special stamps for the Christmas season. The figures depicted can still be found today on traditionally decorated Christmas trees. The “Snowman” (face value: CHF 0.85) symbolises winter and the wish for a white Christmas. This hope is also kept alive in numerous Christmas carols. The “Nutcracker” (face value: CHF 1.00) is a Christmas symbol, especially in its home country of Germany. But it also found its way into the world after the Second World War: The manufacturer of the wooden figure had to leave the Erz Mountains and move to Hanover as many American soldiers were stationed there and returned home with a nutcracker as a souvenir. The “Rocking Horse” (face value: CHF 1.50) also plays a role in many Christmas poems and songs. As this toy was only used in wealthy families for a long time due to its originally elaborate design, it became a symbol of unfulfilled wishes for poorer sections of the population. It is a well-known fact that “Angels” (face value: CHF 2.00) play an important role as heavenly messengers in the biblical Christmas story.

Date Of Issue
11. November 2019
Designers
Sereina Hatt, Vaduz
Stamp format
32.5 x 32.5 mm
Perforation
12 ½ x 12 ½
Sheet format
146 x 208 mm
Print
5-colour offset
+ gold hot-foil stamping
Gutenberg AG, Schaan
Paper
Stamp paper 180 g/m2,
self-adhesive (water-soluble)
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