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.



 246-249 Landscapes, Alexander Vinet
Date of Issue: 1.December 1931; Pro Juventute-Ausgabe 1931..
 373-376 Gottfried Keller, Trachten
Date of Issue: 30.November 1940; Pro Juventute-Ausgabe 194..
Date of Issue: 1.December 1943; Pro Juventute-Ausgabe Die ..
 431-434 500th anniversary of the Battle of St.Jakob an der Birs
Date of Issue: 15.June 1944; Pro Patria-Ausgabe Die Marken..
 435-43725 Years Swiss Airmail
Date of Issue: 1.September 1944; 1. Flugpost-Ausgabe Die M..
 460-463 Jobs; Country Houses
Date of Issue: 15.June 1945; Pro Patria-Ausgabe Die Marken..
Date of Issue: 15.June 1946; Pro Patria-Ausgabe Die Marken..
 555-559 Zürich 600 Jahre in der Eidgenossenschaft; Volksspiele
Date of Issue: 1.June 1951; Pro Patria-Ausgabe Die Markenb..