Swiss Post increased the prices of A and B Mail letters and of other mail items on 1 January 2022. The stamps containing the new values are now also available. They are dedicated to Swiss river landscapes. They are the pearls in Switzerland’s highly varied landscape. As the reservoir of Europe, the sources of some of the continent’s major rivers are found within Switzerland’s borders. But there are also breathtaking landscapes to admire along the lower stretches of these bodies of water. The renowned landscape photographer Andreas Gerth has captured some of this scenery for Swiss Post’s new definitive stamps. “Places of remarkable scenic and natural beauty” is how they are described in the Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance. The stamp for B Mail letters, now costing 90 centimes, features a spectacular image of the Verzasca in Brione. The A Mail stamp, now worth 1.10 francs, shows a beautiful section of the Aare near Rubigen in the Canton of Bern. The franking for 1.80 centimes features the Rhine in Chur while it still resembles an Alpine river. The magnificent green banks of the Doubs at Le Theusseret in the Doubs Nature Park illustrate the franking for 2.30 francs. The new 4-franc stamp for small goods consignments in Europe presents the Rhone in Varen in a mysterious twilight atmosphere.
The current stamps remain valid and their value can be increased using the three “Coins” supplementary stamps worth 5, 10 and 20 centimes respectively.
|Subject||Swiss river landscapes|
|Topics||Animals & nature|