Pro Patria -Biblical Accounts on Stamps of Switzerland 1966

Pro Patria -Biblical Accounts on Stamps of Switzerland 1966

The theme for Pro Patria issue of 1966 was Biblical accounts. Swiss Post issued a set of Five Stamps on 01 Jun 1966. A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The Biblical accounts featured on stamps are

5+5 ct – Heinrich Federer (1866-1928) Writer.

10+10 ct – Joseph’s Dream

20+10 ct – Joseph on the road.

30+10 ct – Maria with Child.

50+10 ct – The angel showing the right direction.

SWITZERLAND FDC PRO PATRIA 1966
SWITZERLAND FDC PRO PATRIA 1966 -BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS
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Pro Patria Stamps of Switzerland -An Introduction

Pro Patria Stamps of Switzerland 1936 -2019 -An Introduction

Pro Patria (Switzerland) is a Swiss patriotic and charitable organisation founded in 1909 by a group of spirited citizens led by a merchant named Albert Schuster. Its purpose is to collect donations for the benefit of social and cultural works of national public interest. Pro Patria principally collects donations through the sale of postage stamps, postcards & badges, in co-operation with Swiss Post. Post offices sold Federal celebration postcards from 1910 to 1960 and postage stamps since 1936.

Each year a set of Postage stamps with a theme is issued by Swiss Post and the surcharge represents the donation to Pro Patria.

Since 1923 Pro Patria have also produced an Annual Federation Celebration Badge which is sold in Post Offices and by Volunteers.

Pro Patria Philately – It is a popular field of Philately throughout the World. Though the collection of stamps since 1936, used and mint condition may not be very difficult, both rarity wise and financially, but the interests lie in varieties of used products associated with stamps like FDCs, FDCs sent from Switzerland, Used Postcards and such like products.

Pro Patria -Biblical Accounts on Stamps of Switzerland 1965

Pro Patria -Biblical Accounts on Stamps of Switzerland 1965

The theme for Pro Patria issue of 1965 was Biblical accounts. Swiss Post issued a set of Five Stamps on 01 Jun 1965. A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The Biblical accounts featured on stamps are

5+5 ct – Father Florentini , Theodosius (1808-65).A Catholic Monk

10+10 ct – Goose with fishtail (Symbol of Evil)

20+10 ct – One of the Three Kings on way to Herod Antipas.

30+10 ct – Fish haul of apostles.

50+10 ct – The last temptation of Christ.

SWITZERLAND FDC PRO PATRIA 1965
SWITZERLAND FDC PRO PATRIA 1965 -BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS

Pro Patria Greeting Cards -Switzerland 1969

Pro Patria Greeting Cards -Switzerland 1969

The theme for the 1969 Pro Patria stamps was Art. The stamps were issued on 29 May 1969. A Greeting Card with a 50+20c Pro Patria stamp is listed. This stamp features Madonna with Child. The theme is Art, Stained glass and Religion.

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SWITZERLAND GREETING CARD PRO PATRIA1969 -MADONNA WITH CHILD
SWITZERLAND GREETING CARD PRO PATRIA
SWITZERLAND GREETING CARD PRO PATRIA 1969

100 Years of Pro Patria  – FDC Miniature Sheet Switzerland 2009

100 Years of Pro Patria  – FDC Miniature Sheet Switzerland 2009

Swiss Post issued a Miniature sheet to mark Centenary of Pro Patria on 08 May 2009. A FDC with MS is listed.

SWITZERLAND FDC MS PRO PATRIA 2009
SWITZERLAND FDC MS PRO PATRIA 2009

Pro Patria Archaeological Findings -Stamps of Switzerland 1975

Pro Patria Archaeological Findings -Stamps of Switzerland 1975

The theme for Pro Patria issue of 1975 was Archaeological Findings. Swiss Post issued a set of Four Stamps on 30 May 1975. A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The findings featured on stamps are

15+10 ct – Golden robe-clasp (6th Century).

30+20 ct – Head of a Bronze Statue of Bacchus (2nd Century).Sculpture Gods & Goddess

50+20 ct – Bronze solid-hilted Daggers (18th to 16th Century BC). Metalworks and Weaponry.

60+25 ct – Henkel Glass Jar (1st Century).Glass and earthenware.

SWISS FDC PATRIA 75
SWISS FDC PRO PATRIA 1975 – ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS