We are invited by the website of the Liechtenstein Postal Museum (Liechtensteinische PostMuseum) to admire every stamp issued by Liechtenstein (since 1912). The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits and documents providing insight into the development of the postal system since the 15th century, when the Lindau Messenger operated between Lindau on Lake Constance (Bodensee) and Milan, passing through present-day Liechtenstein.
The museum also provides a representative cross-section of the entire philately of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Original sketches by designers, as well as printing plates and stamp sheets, show the creation process all the way through to the finished stamp. Extraordinary production and processing methods are often used in Liechtenstein’s stamp-making process. For example, laser-cutting is used to give motifs a silhouette-like appearance. In 2019 an embroidered stamp was issued for the first time to mark Liechtenstein’s 300th anniversary.
The Liechtenstein Postal Museum has digitised all of the country’s stamps to create an online catalogue, which is updated with the latest stamps issued. Click here to see the online stamp catalogue.
You can enjoy a virtual tour inside the museum here: 360° View into the Liechtenstein Postal Museum.