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First-day cover «150 years Feldkirch–Schaan–Buchs railway line»

Product number A422700

Unstamped first-day cover (FDC) C6

CHF 0.90 *incl. VAT

*valid within Switzerland and Liechtenstein
09
Release date: 09.09.2022

Pre-order possible (The product will be sent directly to you from 02.09.2022. The product is valid for postage from 09.09.2022.)

Deliverable to: Worldwide. See GTCs for exceptions.

For 150 years now, a stretch of railway just 18 kilometres long has formed the backbone of long-distance services between Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. This important connection is being celebrated with a joint issue. Coming into service on 24 October 1872, this railway line remains something of a curiosity today. First, because the electric line is the only stretch of railway in the Principality of Liechtenstein; and secondly, because many long-distance services between Austria and Switzerland, for both goods and passengers, also use this line – despite it being single-track. The miniature sheet issued to mark the 150th anniversary is available as a Swiss variant with only the Helvetia stamp or, alternatively, with the stamps from all three countries and the face values for each stamp. They feature three locomotives from different eras used in each of the nations: a 1927 steam engine for Austria, an electric ÖBB traction unit from 2004 for Liechtenstein and SBB’s legendary Re 4/4 II built between 1964 and 1985.

Manufacturer and brand

EAN 7640489014612

Philately

Self-adhesive No
Subject Joint issue Austria–Liechtenstein–Switzerland
Topics Mobility & transport
Stamped Mint

Dimensions

Format C6

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