Stamp Stories from around the world

In 1854 Switzerland issued a new design of stamps, the so called “Strubel” depicting the sitting Helveria. Helvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland, officially Confoederatio Helvetica, the Swiss Confederation. The allegory is typically depicted in a flowing dress, with a spear and shield emblazoned with the Swiss flag, and commonly with braided hair and a wreath as a symbol of confederation. Todays stamp is the 40 Rappen issue from 1854. CV is 80 -550 euros depending of type.