Stamp issue information


Face value CHF 1.00
Motif Valünatal
Face value CHF 1.00
Motif Lawenatal

Mountains endure. And in the eventful history of the Principality of Liechtenstein they have always been the one constant factor. In fact the mountain pastures established for keeping the cattle throughout the summer, some of them in high valleys accessible only with difficulty, others on readily accessible mountain slopes, have always been of great importance. The hard life of the alpine herdsmen, nowadays somewhat romantically idealised, has for generations influenced the nature and the destiny of the people of this country. This stamp series concludes the “Liechtenstein Panorama” mini-series begun last year with two stamps on the theme “Valley Landscape”. Both this year’s stamps, on the theme “Mountain Landscape”, derive like last year’s issue from a panoramic photograph chosen as the winning entry in a competition initiated by Philately Liechtenstein and conducted among the members of the Spektral Photography Club. This panoramic photograph by Xaver Roser of Ruggell was taken from the Schwarzhorn (also called Hintergrauspitz, 2574 metres above sea-level) looking down into the Rhine valley in a north-easterly direction; it shows the “Lawenatal” valley (face value CHF 1.00) on the left and the “Valünatal” valley (face value CHF 1.00) on the right. Between them is the Rappastein (2222 metres a.s-l.). The Lawena (from the Rhaeto-Romance lavegna: “avalanche”), an upland pasture open in the summer and situated in a basinshaped high valley, can be reached from the Rhine Valley by a long and demanding footpath. According to an old legend spirits (known as Tobelhocker) dwell in the Lawena Gorge, a conspicuously confined place. The Valüna (from the Rhaeto-Romance valüglia: “little valley”) is an upland pasture in the rear Samina valley which can be visited by a very easy walk from Weiler Steg in Triesenberg. In winter there is a popular crosscountry ski track here. Both valleys lie within the territory of the Triesen community.

Date Of Issue
14. June 2012
X. Roser
Stamp format
60 x 30 mm
14 x 13 ¼
Sheet format
146 x 208 mm
Offset, 5-farbig
Royal Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem
FSC Tru White Litho PVA, 110 gm2, gummiert
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