Exceptional Exhibition: “EXTREME”, 175 Years of Swiss Stamps

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno





Exactly 175 years after the first Swiss stamp, the Museum of Communication in Bern, in collaboration with the Postage Stamp Interest Group and the Swiss Post, celebrate the exhibition “Extreme: 175 Years of Swiss Stamps” which will last from March 2 to July 8, 2018. The rarest and most precious stamps of this period are presented.

On March 1, 1843, Switzerland writes a new page of history: in Zurich we could for the first time send a pre-stamped letter using a postage stamp costing only a few cents. The Swiss postage stamps are an international event, as Switzerland has a pioneering spirit: after England, it was the second country in the world to introduce the use of postal stamps.