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New stamps from Swiss Post

Special stamps: Festive Christmas motifs




"Chapel", "Christmas tree" and "Chalet" – three new special stamps from Swiss Post accentuate this year’s Christmas mail with a festive note.



A new feature of the Christmas stamps is that they are self-adhesive.



People who purchase the new Pro Juventute stamps featuring the topics of "Trust", "Confidence", "Security" and "Friendship" can do a good deed.



The surcharge will contribute to the activities of Pro Juventute in honour of its centenary in 2012.



An additional special stamp has been designed by rapper Stress and depicts the diversity of Switzerland from his perspective. All stamps in the current issue will be on sale as of 24 November 2011.


With the three motifs "Chapel" for CHF 0.85, "Christmas tree" for CHF 1.00 and "Chalet" for CHF 1.40, Swiss Post is once again offering festive design elements for domestic and international Christmas greetings in the run-up to Advent. As of this year, the stamps will be self-adhesive. They were designed by Raphael Volery from Zurich. Matching Christmas card sets are also available.


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Though they have not announced it yet, we can refer to last year´s release about mailing for the festive season.

Source for 2010

For Swiss Post, the run-up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year. To ensure your Christmas post arrives on time, Swiss Post recommends you bear in mind the last possible mailing dates and times.



Payments and payment orders must also be sent by their respective deadlines to guarantee that they are credited and debited to the desired accounts by the end of the year.



The country’s 250 biggest post offices will remain open for postal transactions until 4 p.m. on 24 and 31 December.


In the run-up to Christmas, Swiss Post processes one million parcels and up to 20 million letters a day. To ensure that Christmas post can be placed under the tree in time for Christmas, Swiss Post would encourage its customers to mail their parcels and letters as early as possible. The following deadlines apply:
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Re: New stamps from Swiss Post

Updated schedule for Christmas 2011

URL: http://www.post.ch/en/post-startseit...eihnachten.htm

Counters in Switzerland’s 250 biggest post offices will remain open until 4 p.m. on 24 and 31 December. A detailed list of holiday opening times will be on display at all post offices from the beginning of December. They can also be viewed here.
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Love the Christmas stamps. It made my Christmas cards going abroad to family and friends have an extra bit of festive cheer on the envelope!
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Agreed. I have slot of time for festive stamps.
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Re: New stamps from Swiss Post

but did anyone else apart from me really struggle to get them off the self-adhesive backing??!! it took me ages to get each stamp off, had to get my daughter to help me (child labour!)!
But i agree, they are lovely stamps!
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but did anyone else apart from me really struggle to get them off the self-adhesive backing??!! it took me ages to get each stamp off, had to get my daughter to help me (child labour!)!
But i agree, they are lovely stamps!
I did. I found themquite awkward to manipulate. I didn't like the peel off from the centre concept at all.
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but did anyone else apart from me really struggle to get them off the self-adhesive backing??!! it took me ages to get each stamp off, had to get my daughter to help me (child labour!)!
But i agree, they are lovely stamps!
The idea is great but the execution is a POS. I ruined two of them (could not get the second half of the plastic off). It tore off the paper itself.

You think I will be able to get my money back at the Post Office?
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Re: New stamps from Swiss Post

Mind the cut-off dates for Christmas posts for 2012.

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Re: New stamps from Swiss Post

Cut off dates for posting is around now folks.
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