Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Liechtenstein's First Embroidery Stamp

Liechtenstein's First Embroidery Stamp

Although Liechtenstein has been inhabited for approximately 7,000 years, it wasn’t known as Liechtenstein until the 18th century.  The name can be traced back to a 12th-century castle in the town of Maria Enzensdorf in Upper Austria.  This castle is said to stand on a rock known as the light (German -‘Licht’) stone (German-‘Stein’).

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the principality, on Jan. 23, 2020, Liechtenstein issued its first embroidered souvenir sheet.  The 6.30-franc self-adhesive souvenir sheet is shaped like a crown, known as a princely hat. 

Hammerle & Vogl from Lustenau, Austria designed this embroidery stamp.  Earlier they designed Austria's embroidery stamps.

Switzerland was the first country to issue an embroidered stamp, on 21st June 2000.

Some other embroidery stamp issues...

Edelweiss stamp was issued by Austria in 2005

Clusius Gentian issued by Austria in 2008

world's first embroidered "silhouette" stamp issued by Austria Post in 2016

Austrian Post issued Petit Point in the year 2010

More recently, in September 2018, Austria issued the Styrian Hat stamp.  I'm looking for it to add to my embroidery collection.

Brazil, Italy, Micronesia,  and Singapore also issued embroidery stamps.  I'm looking for them too.

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