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Postage stamps and postal history of Liechtenstein


Postage stamps and postal history of Liechtenstein

A 1912 stamp of Austria for use in Liechtenstein.
A 1921 mint stamp of the Principality of Liechtenstein depicting Gutenberg Castle.
This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Liechtenstein.

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked alpine microstate in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east. Its area is just over 160 km² (about 61 square miles), and it has an estimated population of 35,000. Its capital is Vaduz; the biggest town is Schaan.


  • Austrian stamps 1
  • Stamps of the Principality of Liechtenstein 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Austrian stamps

Austrian stamps were valid in Liechtenstein until 31 January 1921.[1]

Stamps of the Principality of Liechtenstein

The first stamps of the Principality of Liechtenstein were issued in 1912. Regular definitive and commemorative stamps have been issued since then and the Liechtenstein royal family has been a popular subject. After World War I and the dissolution of Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Post Office became independent, but later was associated with Switzerland. The stamp issues of the country were not interrupted by the Second World War.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 8 Italy & Switzerland. 6th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2003, pp. 214-259. ISBN 0-85259-554-9

Further reading

  • Adams, Bertrand. 50 Jahre liechtensteinische Postwertzeichen, 1912-1962: Jubiläums-Festschrift. Vaduz: Selbstverlag der Fürstlichen Regierung, 1962 381p.
  • Diggelmann, Walter. 75 Jahre Liechtenstein-Briefmarken, 1912-1987. Vaduz: Postmuseum des Furstentums Liechtenstein, 1987 146p.
  • Dittrich, Gerhard. Lexikon zur Liechtenstein Philatelie. Reutlingen: Ring der Liechtensteinsammler, 1967 180p.
  • Liechtensteinische Post Aktiengesellschaft. Principality of Liechtenstein, Postage stamps and postal history. Vadus: Liechtensteinische Post Aktiengesellschaft, 2000 26p.
  • Zinsmeister, Marian Carne. Liechtenstein stamps and their background, 1912-1973. Lemont, Pa.: Society of Philatelic Americans, 1975 88p.
  • Zumstein. Katalog Schweiz/Liechtenstein, Campione und Vereinte Nationen, Genf = Catalogue Suisse/Liechtenstein, Campione et Nations Unies, Genève. Annual.

External links

  • Liechtenstein Postal Museum.
  • Liechtenstein Study Philatelic Newsletters.

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