Arago: 700th Anniversary Founding of Switzerland

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700th Anniversary Founding of Switzerland

The 700th anniversary of Switzerland was honored with a 50-cent US-Switzerland joint issue special stamp appearing for the first time February 22, 1991, in Washington, DC, and Berne, Switzerland. The design features the legislative buildings of the two governments — the Renaissance-style Parliament building in Berne and the Capitol in Washington.

Designed by Hans Hartman of Koniz, Switzerland, the stamps were manufactured in the photogravure process by the American Bank Note Company and issued in panes of forty.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (February 7, 1991)


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