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Liechtenstein, a small European principality nestled between Switzerland and Austria, has a fascinating postal history that dates back to the 18th century. The territory initially relied on postal services provided by its neighboring countries. The first stamps of Liechtenstein were part of a series featuring the profile of Prince Johann II, and they were issued on January 1, 1912. Johann II (Johann Maria Franz Placidus:1840-1929, nicknamed the Good) was Prince of Liechtenstein from 12 November 1858 until his death in 1929. Todays 25 heller stamp depicting Prince Johann II was issued in 1912. CV is 100 euros for a mint copy.