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Switzerland

Federal Republic in the heart of Europe.

The transport of news already existed in Helvetia in antiquity. However, there can be no question of organization or regularity. The transmission of messages took place mostly by pilgrims, monastery servants or traveling craftsmen. In the further course also by various Kaufmannsgilden, Fuhrleute or administrative organs of individual cities.

In the late 16th century, the purchasing team established the first regular postal services by means of messengers in St. Gallen. They then followed other cities, such as. Bern. As a result of the French Revolution, the Helvetic Republic was called. In 1798, he nationalized the postal system, but was dissolved by Napoleon in 1803. This transferred the postal organization to the individual cantons. This decentralization led to confusing circumstances and was only lifted by the revolution of 1848. From this point onwards, a single State Office can be spoken of.


The entry into the UPU was on 1 July 1875


Unless expressly stated otherwise, the editions of No. 825-1334 are printed on phosphorous paper, No. 1335-1672 on fluorescent paper, and the editions from No. 1673 on normal paper with luminous fibers.



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Date of Issue December 1st 1916; Pro Juventute - Wallis..
Date of Issue December 1st 1919; Pro Juventute - Nidwal..
Date of Issue December 1st 1921; Pro Juventute - Valais..
 235-238 Pro Juventute 1929
Luganer See,Engstlensee und Titlis,Lyskamm von Riffelalp, ..
 241-244 Pro Juventute 1930
Freiburg,Altdorf,Schaffhausen,Jeremias Gotthelf
 246-249 Landscapes;Alexander Vinet
Date of Issue December 1st 1931; Pro Juventute - St. Mori..
 259-261 50 years of the St. Gotthard Railway
Louis Favre,Alfred Escher,Emil Welti,St.-Gotthard-Bahn
 262-265 Pro Juventute 1932
Volkssport,Fahnenschwenker,Steinstoßer,Schwinger,Prof. Eug..
Date of Issue Dezember 1st 1936; Pro Juventute - H.G.Nägel..
 373-376 Gottfried Keller, Trachten
Date of Issue November 30th 1940; Pro Juventute - G.Keller..
Date of Issue December 1st 1943; Pro Juventute - Emanuel ..
Date of Issue: September 1st 1944; Airmail - Haefeli DH..
 460-463 Jobs; Country Houses
Date of Issue: June 15th 1945; Pro Patria - Silk Weaver..
Date of Issue: 15.June 1946; Pro Patria-Ausgabe Die Marken..
Date of Issue August 29th 1953; Pro Juventute - Zurich-..
Date of Issue March 15th 1954 ; Special-postage Stamps ..
 646-647 European Edition
Date of Issue July 15th 1957; Europe - Seven-Core Rope, S..
Date of Issue June 1st 1959; Pro Patria - Globe with Sw..
Date of Issue December 1st 1916; Pro Patria - Swiss Cross..
Date of Issue September 14th 1965; Sonderausgabe - a Figu..
Date of Issue September 14th 1965; Special-postage Stamp ..
Date of Issue: February 21th 1966;postage Stamps - Chur..
Date of Issue June 1st 1966; Pro Patria - Heinz Federer (..
Date of Issue September 26th 1966; Special-postage Stamp ..
Date of Issue March 13th 1967; Special-postage Stamp - ..
 862-865 Postal History Motifs and Monuments
Date of Issue September 18th 1967; Postage Stamps - Lussy..
 866-869 Wild Animals
Date of Issue Dezember 1st 1967; Pro Juventute - Roe de..
 874-877 Arts and Crafts
Date of Issue May 29th 1969; Pro Patria - St. Francis of ..
Date of Issue November 28th 1968; Special-postage Stamps ..
 900-901 European Edition
Date of Issue April 28th 1969; Special-postage Stamps - "..
 906-910 Portrait
Date of Issue September 18th 1969; Special postage Stamps ..
 914-917 Birds
Date of Issue December 1st 1969; Pro Juventute - Goldfi..
 923-924 European Edition
Date of Issue Mai 4th 1970; Special-postage Stamps - Watt..