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Liechtenstein Stamps

Issues of 1951-1952


May 3, 1951, a series of new regular postage Liechtenstein stamps were issued, replacing the landscape definitive stamp issues of 1944-1949.  These new definitive postage stamps featured Liechtenstein occupations, and they are all shown above.

The new stamps depict:

  • 05 Rp.   - Boy cutting bread.
  • 10 Rp.   - Laborer.
  • 15 Rp.   - Cutting hay.
  • 20 Rp.   - Harvesting corn.
  • 25 Rp.   - Load of hay.
  • 30 Rp.   - Wine grower.
  • 40 Rp.   - Farmer with scythe.
  • 50 Rp.   - Cattle raising.
  • 60 Rp.   - Plowing.
  • 80 Rp.   - Woman with potatoes.
  • 90 Rp.   - Potato cultivation.
  • 01 Fr.   - Tractor with potatoes.

The 10 Rp. and 20 Rp. denominations were issued in both sheets and in coils.

The set of three stamps shown above was issued on July 24, 1951.  They feature rare paintings in the Principality of Lichtenstein Art Gallery in Vaduz.

They depict:

  • 10 + 10 Rp.   - Canal by Albert Cuyp (1620-1691).
  • 20 + 10 Rp.   - Willem van Huythuysen by Frans Hals (1582-1666).
  • 40 + 10 Rp.   - Landscape by Jacob van Ruysdael (1628-1682).


Three new high-denomination Liechtenstein stamps were also issued during 1951 and 1952.

The two stamps at the top of the scan above were issued on November 20, 1951.  The 2 Franken denomination has a portrait of Prince Franz Josef II (1906-1989), and the 3 Franken denomination has a portrait of Princess Gina von Liechtenstein (1921-1989).

These two high-denomination definitives are watermarked "Crown and Initials" and they come in two different varieties.  The first variety is perforated 12 1/2 x 12, and the second variety is perforated 14 1/2.  There are also four different orientations of the watermark that exist for both the perforation varieties of each denomination.

The 5 Franken high-denomination definitive postage stamp shown at the bottom of the scan above was issued on September 25, 1952.  The stamp pictures a View of Vaduz Castle.  These stamps were printed in sheets of nine which can be collected as a souvenir sheetlet.


The set of three stamps shown above was issued on March 27, 1952.  They feature rare paintings in the Principality of Lichtenstein Art Gallery in Vaduz.

They depict:

  • 20 Rp.   - Portrait by Savolodo (1480-1548).
  • 30 Rp.   - Madonna by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510).
  • 40 Rp.   - St. John by Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530).


The 1949 40 Rp. Church at Bandern issue, shown above, was re-issued on September 25, 1952.  The re-issues were surcharged in Red with a new value, 1.20 Fr., as shown above.




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