Issue Date 09.03.2016 ID Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: Category: pR Designer Sven Beham, Ruggell
Stamps in set 3 Value CHF 1.00 - Dagger (flint tool)
CHF 1.50 - Razor
CHF 2.00 - Winged axe
Size (width x height) 48 x 28 mm, sheet size 208 x 146 mm
Layout Sheet of 16 stamps
Products FDC x4 Paper Special stamp paper PVA,
102 g/m2, gummed
Perforation 13.25 x 13.25
Print Technique 4-colour offset, FM screening, silver hot-foil stamping,
Printed by Cartor Security Printing Meaucé la Loupe
Quantity Issuing Authority Liechtensteinische Post AG
On March 9, Post of Liechtenstein issued a set of 3 stamps shows some archeology treasure of the country. The multi-part stamp series of archaeological finds in Liechtenstein shows three utensils in this issue.
The dagger was made of flint, prehistoric man’s steel, in the Neolithic period (4th century B.C.). Experts assume that it was imported from Monti Lessini at Lake Garda by people belonging to the Horgen culture who lived on the Schellenberg-Borscht site. The lancet-shaped blade which has a broken-off tip is eleven centimetres long and the organic handle is missing. The dagger is important evidence of the trade relations that were conducted over long distances by the Neolithic inhabitants of the Alpine Rhine Valley.The razor (left) dates back to the late Bronze Age (12th century B.C.) and was discovered as an individual find in a piece of woodlands in the municipality of Vaduz. Its large blade and oval, frame handle with an end ring are characteristic features of such utensils.
The winged axe (right) from the Hallstatt period (5th century B.C.) is made of bronze. It was discovered in around 1920 whilst cutting peat in the Ruggeller Riet. The two wings and the eyelet serve to fix the blade to the wooden handle that no longer exists.
Mini Sheet Maxi Cards (back sides of all three cards are identical)
FDC sent at the day of stamps issue Used covers
References: News brochure Liechtensteins's Post: Stamp issue 7 March 2016 (pages 11-12) , Website Liechtensteins's Post
Latest update 18.04.2016
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