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Set of blocks of four «Joint issue Switzerland–Croatia»

Croatia isn’t just one of the most popular holiday destinations for Swiss people – it’s also a major trading partner in south-eastern Europe. The strong relationship between the two countries is founded on Switzerland’s commitment to humanitarian aid and reconstruction during and after the war in the Balkan state. Today, Switzerland is the second home of many Croatian expats. The trade partnership between the two countries has existed for 30 years. The subject of lakes was selected for the joint stamp issue project. For their design, the Croatians selected a widening of the River Krka, in the middle of which Visovac Island is found. It’s 200 metres long and has been inhabited since the 14th century. The smallest book in the world, containing the Lord’s Prayer in seven languages, and a valuable copy of Aesop’s fables are kept on the island. Both are part of a collection of monastic treasures assembled by Franciscan monks. Switzerland chose Lake Cauma near Flims, which also has a very picturesque – albeit slightly smaller – island. The Romansh dialect Sursilvan, in which the lake is called “Lag la Cauma”, was intentionally used in the name.
Article Number554588
EAN7640489011956
Alternative item numberA406560
Philately
Self-adhesive No
Subject Joint issue Switzerland–Croatia
Topics Animals & nature
Stamped Cancelled
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Set of blocks of four (8 stamps, postage value CHF 11.60), gummed, cancelled

Series: Joint issue Switzerland–Croatia

CHF 11.60

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Set of blocks of four «Joint issue Switzerland–Croatia» Set of blocks of four (8 stamps, postage value CHF 11.60), gummed, cancelled
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Set of blocks of four «Joint issue Switzerland–Croatia» Set of blocks of four (8 stamps, postage value CHF 11.60), gummed, mint

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