Hallmark Stamp Issues

The Hallmark Group - World Specialists in Historic Commemorative Stamp Issues in Precious Metals. For over 25 years the Hallmark group has collaborated with government to celebrate important national events. Historic postage stamps are re-created as a series of exquisitely engraved ingots, flawlessly minted in solid silver and plated in pure gold.

A Nations's Timeless Values
Introduction by Adolf Ogi, Ex-Federal
Councillor and President

Nothing is as constant as change. that is why it is more important than ever to safeguard the valuable things that remind us of specific periods of time, events or outstanding achievements. This collection of famous Swiss stamps and banknotes from the last 150 years offers a unique symbiosis between the chronicling of history and the preservation of value. Anyone who has an interest in the past and in the future qualifies as a potential collector of true value.

The primary concern with this type of collecting is not the economic aspect but the passion. The Collection Helvetia captures and preserves a careful selection of key moments in Switzerland’s history in the most elegant and prestigious way.

On the one hand we have the stamps that have helped to transport written information between people around the globe. On the other the banknotes that bear timeless witness to the interaction between people and between goods. A collection of special fascination and enduring value.

 

 

 

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The first ever victory by a Swiss crew in the 2003 America’s Cup was commemorated by this stamp which was also the first Swiss stamp dedicated to sailing.

Based on a photograph of Alinghi off the coast of New Zealand, it was designed by the graphic artist and experienced stamp designer Roland Hirter of Berne.

The original stamp artwork has been flawlessly re-created by internationally recognised master engravers. Each ingot is minted in 2.2mm-thick solid sterling silver and plated with pure gold.

 

The reverse side of each gold-plated silver postage stamp and banknote is engraved with the manufacturer’s mark and confirmation of the precious metal content.

 

helvrevers.jpgThe reverse side of each gold-plated silver postage stamp and banknote is engraved with the manufacturer’s mark and confirmation of the precious metal content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

helbox.jpgThe lacquered, lockable case is a worthy “treasure box” for your collection. With your soft jeweller’s cloth and special protective gloves you can look after your collection professionally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A numbered Certificate of Authenticity and a full-colour layout guide of reproductions of the original postage stamps complete the Issue.

Click on the image to view an enlarged layout.

 

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