Stamp Stories from around the world

Before the introduction of postage stamps, Switzerland’s postal system was a decentralized network of local and regional services. The terrain, with its mountains and valleys, posed challenges for efficient communication and transportation. It was not until the establishment of the Swiss Federal Post in 1849 that a unified postal service emerged. But as early as 1843 the Canton of Zurich and Genf issued stamps. These iconic stamps are very valuable today. Today’s stamp is the 6 Rappen issue from the Canton of Zurich. CV for the cheapest issue is 1,500 euros.