Switzerland: The 1854-1862 Sitting Helvetia Issues

Exhibitor: Marc Burgess
(Association of Sussex Philatelic Societies)
Class: TraditionalAward:Silver

Of all the postage stamp issues of Switzerland the Sitting Helvetia issues of 1854-1862 provide arguably the greatest opportunity for misunderstanding. This exhibit shows the variations in print types and origins, paper thicknesses and sources, inks and the different colours of embedded silk threads used in the Dickinson paper.

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