The theme for EUROPA 1975 was Paintings. 24 participating countries issued 50 stamps on this common theme. Switzerland issued a set of three stamps on the theme of Paintings. The stamps were issued on 28 Apr 1975. A FDC is listed.
30 ct – Monch Mountain by Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)
50 ct – Still with Guitar by Rene Auberjonois (1872-1957).
60 ct – L’effeuilleuse by Maurice Barraud (1889-1954)
UPU or Universal Postal Union was formed in 1874. It is a specialised agency of UNO that coordinates Postal Policies among member nations of UNO. Heinrich Von Stephan founded UPU which has its headquarters in Bern Switzerland.
Switzerland and UPU issued stamps on 09 Oct 1999 ( World Post Day) and to mark 125th Anniversary of UPU. Two stamps issued by Switzerland are in the shape on an envelope and UPU stamps feature hands and Rainbow.
Pilatus Cogwheel Railway -125th Aniiersary -Stamps of Switzerland
Switzerland issued a stamp on 08 May 2014 to mark the 125th Anniversary of Pilatus Cogwheel Railway. The Pilatus railway is a Mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world with maximun gradient of 48% and Minimum of 35%.
Quince Scented Stamp of Switzerland – Miniature sheet 2017
The Quince was declared Switzerland’s Fruit of Year 2017.To mark this special honor a limited edition miniature sheet was issued on 31 Aug 2017 which gives off fragrance of Quince.
FRUCTUS has designated a fruit of every year since 2008. It is a charitable organisation established in 1985 as a nationwide association in Switzerland to promote a gene bank for all fruit varieties and standard orchards.
The name Quince derives from latin word “malium cydonium” or cydonian apple .
Quince is a stone fruit. A very few foreign varieties can be eaten raw. The Quince found in Switzerland are known for their heady fragrant scent and many delicacies that can be prepared from them .
The miniature sheet features the refreshing color and shape of this fruit as well as its sensuous aromas. the fruit on miniature sheet is treated with a special varnish which releases the aroma when touched.