Postage stamps and postal history of Liechtenstein
The Principality of Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked alpine microstate in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east. Its area is just over 160 km² (about 61 square miles), and it has an estimated population of 35,000. Its capital is Vaduz; the biggest town is Schaan.
Austrian stamps were valid in Liechtenstein until 31 January 1921.
Stamps of the Principality of Liechtenstein
The first stamps of the Principality of Liechtenstein were issued in 1912. Regular definitive and commemorative stamps have been issued since then and the Liechtenstein royal family has been a popular subject. After World War I and the dissolution of Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Post Office became independent, but later was associated with Switzerland. The stamp issues of the country were not interrupted by the Second World War.
- Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 8 Italy & Switzerland. 6th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2003, pp. 214-259. ISBN 0-85259-554-9
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