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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 209-212 Pro Juventute 1924 Coat of Arms
Appenzell-Innerhoden,Solothurn,Schaffhausen
 214-217 Pro Juventute 1925 Coat of Arms
St.Gallen, Appenzell-Ausserhoden, Graubünden
 222-225 Pro Juventute 1927
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Pädagoge
 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: 1.December 1931; Pro Juventute-Ausgabe 1931..
 259-261 50 Jahre St. Gotthard Bahn
Louis Favre,Alfred Escher,Emil Welti,St.-Gotthard-Bahn
 262-265 Pro Juventute 1932
Volkssport,Fahnenschwenker,Steinstoßer,Schwinger,Prof. Eug..
 373-376 Gottfried Keller, Trachten
Date of Issue: 30.November 1940; Pro Juventute-Ausgabe - G..
Date of Issue: 1.December 1943; Pro Juventute-Ausgabe - E...
Date of Issue: June 15th 1944; Pro Patria - Heiden - St.Ja..
Date of Issue: September 1st 1944; Airmail - Haefeli DH ..
 460-463 Jobs; Country Houses
Date of Issue: June 15th 1945; Pro Patria - Seidenweber ..
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..
117 Pro Juventute 1913
Date of Issue December 1st 1913; Special-postage Stamp ..
Ausgabedatum 29.August 1953; Pro Juventute-Ausgabe Das Mar..
Ausgabedatum 15.März 1954; Jahresereignisse Die Markenbild..