Switzerland Postal Service 2013 Issue
Designed by Martin Eberhard, Bad Zurzach

Stamp Day 2013 Aarau Mini-sheet

The Switzerland Postal Service will issue a new mini-sheet that has one Stamp shaped as a bell with a postage value of 85 Chf named "Stamp Day 2013 Aarau" on the 14th of November 2013. The mini-sheet is being issued to celebrate Stamp Day 2013, a part of aarphila13 which is a Level III national stamp exhibition being held in the "Bell Town" of Aarau from the 13 to 15 of December. Aarau earned its name "Bell Town" through a well know industry firm H. Ruetschi AG, one of Switzerlands last and oldest bell factories. The oldest recorded bell built by this factory dates back to 1367 and is still in use at the Fribourg's Cathedral. Also being issued is a Special Cover with a special stamp cancellation shown in the picture below. To learn more about how these bells are made goto www.guk.ch

"Stamp Day 2013 Aarau" mini-sheet can be purchase as single, Folder, Collection Sheet, and assorted FDCs. The size of the mini-sheet is 105mm x 70mm with a stamps perforation size of 13 1/4 using the 2cm reference. It will be printed by Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein using the Offset 4 color printing method with multi-level embossing and 110gms gummed paper.

Stamp Day 2013 Aarau FDC motif and FDC cancellation

Stamp Day 2013 Aarau Special Cover with Special Cancellation

To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.swisspost.ch/philashop Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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