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2 1/2r Basel Dove Cantonal issue single

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Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Before Switzerland established a uniform postal system in 1849, its 26 cantons were allowed to issue their own stamps for local use. Three did so. Basel produced the world’s first multicolored, embossed stamp, often considered one of the world’s most beautiful.

Museum ID: 2011.2005.15

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  • Title: 2 1/2r Basel Dove Cantonal issue single
  • Creator: Basel
  • Date Created: 1845
  • Physical Dimensions: 2 x 1.9 cm
  • Subject Keywords: stamp, Basel
  • External Link: Stamps Around the Globe
  • Medium: paper; ink (black, crimson, blue)

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