FROM THE PHYSICAL TO THE DIGITAL WORLD AND BACK
2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Customs Treaty between the Principality and Switzerland. To mark this occasion, Philately Liechtenstein is launching its first NFT stamp with a digitally backed artwork by pop artist Romero Britto. Just like the Customs Treaty 100 years ago, we also want to build bridges. Bridges between "tradition" and "innovation". Whereby the imperforated special stamp block embodies "tradition" and the NFT stamp embodies "innovation". In addition, the original painting by Britto is exhibited in the Liechtenstein LandesMuseum. Each art edition receives an NFT, the total edition is limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide. Each of the individual NFT art editions is virtually linked to the physical picture in the LandesMuseum.
The package* contains:
*Limited to 1'500 Editions.
The price includes shipping, for customers outside the Principality of Liechtenstein or Switzerland excl. local VAT / customs / any local handling fees.
Please note: The Britto NFTs must be transferred to a personal wallet by 30.04.2024.
You can find instructions here (YouTube videos).
The Ganten Group is the official Trusted Wallet Provider of Philately Liechtenstein.
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We will send out the NFT packages at the end of March 2023. The issue date is 29.03.2023. This historic day marks the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the customs treaty between the Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland and testifies to an event that has united the neighboring countries in friendship ever since.
The NFT is a digital artwork. You can either collect it or trade it on an external platform (OpenSea). The life of the NFT is stored tamper-proof in the blockchain. In addition, the NFT is linked to an image section of the physical art painting by Romero Britto. You can view the corresponding image detail in the Liechtenstein Landes Museum.
The "art ambassador" for this project is Romero Britto. The Brazilian is one of the best-known artists of the international Neo Pop Art movement. Even as a child, he loved stamps and "traveled" through the world with them in his mind. His imagination gave him confidence and still shapes his style today. He creates the NFT design and the four game figures with his characteristic use of bright colors and eye-catching patterns, spreading a message of hope, love, and happiness.
A QR code will be placed next to the exhibited painting in the Liechtenstein LandesMuseum, which owners of the NFT can use to view the respective section of the painting digitally.
For those who are not on site: Just follow this link to the Virtual Ownership page!
1) Scan the QR code at the painting in the Liechtenstein LandesMuseum.
2) You will be redirected to the website.
3) Enter the serial number of the NFT on the website.
4) Now you can view the section of the painting that belongs to the respective NFT.
You can find the NFT serial number in the Philately Liechtenstein app. Go to the stamp collection and click on the corresponding NFT or stamp. In the section "Single stamp" you will find the serial number with a "#".
Yes, both the stamp and the NFT have their own design. The stamp shows the old Rhine bridge between Liechtenstein and Switzerland to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the customs treaty. Romero Britto also paints the NFT design to symbolize friendship and uses bright colors for positive messages.
The stamp can be verified using a smartphone with a macro camera. Android users can check the stamp for authenticity with the following smartphones: Samsung S21 Ultra 5G, Samsung S22 Ultra 5G. For iOS users, this function is possible from the iPhone 13 Pro.
The Ganten Group Vaduz is the Official Depository of the NFTs.
The NFT "Art-Edition" is based on the Ethereum blockchain.
After you have checked the authenticity of your stamp in the Stamp 4.1 app, you can request your NFT via a button in the stamp detail view. An input field will open. You must enter the public key of your MetaMask wallet in this input field. Afterwards we will send you the NFT. This can take up to two business days.
If you do not currently have a MetaMask Wallet, you can set one up here.
There are four different mushrooms as game figures:
The VIP ticket grants one free admission to the Liechtenstein Landes Museum including a personal welcome and guided tour to the Britto-artwork. Additionally, you will be served coffee and cake or sparkling wine.