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Culture Heritage (2023) Special stamp MiNr. 2106 - Block of four on first day cover - FDC/U4
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As early as the mid-1950s, private collectors in Liechtenstein's southernmost municipality began collecting cultural and historical artefacts. In 1967, the official starting signal was given in Balzers to build up a collection of cultural artefacts. These items include a wooden "Umbrella Reel" (face value: CHF 1.10). This tool, similar in construction to an umbrella, was used then as it is today to effortlessly unwind strands of wool or yarn. For this purpose, the device is usually screwed to the table.

The umbrella reel belongs to the family of yarn winches. These were introduced from the Orient in the 13th century along with looms, winding and spinning wheels and other weaving accessories. Primarily used in the home for embroidery and spinning, the device is intended to prevent tangling and knotting of the linear strands of wool by using it to wind them into convenient balls.

The Balzers cultural artifacts collection now comprises almost 12,000 items with the oldest items dating back to the 18th century. Cultural artefacts are collected that have a direct connection to the community by having been used or produced there.

Issue
4 2023
Year
2023
Michel No.
2106
Article type
First day cover
Convservation
Block of four on first day cover
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