Stamps

Stamp Day 2019 Bulle

Following the 2015 event, Philatelica’19 will be the second Stamp Day to be organized by the Bulle philately society in recent years. In addition to level II and III exhibitions, an international competition will also be part of the event.

As the impressive amount of information on the philatelica.ch website illustrates (see Club section), the Bulle philately society is extremely active. Emboldened by the success of Timbr@phil’15, enthusiastic preparations are now being made for another event. So far, it is proving a great success: the Stamp Day will be held at the “Espace Gruyère” from 28 November to 1 December under the patronage of the Union of Swiss Philatelists’ Societies (USPS). A large number of exhibitors are expected to travel from all over Europe to attend the monothematic competition. The special stamp created by the highly experienced Vaud designer Dominique Rossier depicts a typical scene of cattle descending from their Alpine pastures in the autumn. In the local dialect, this is known as “la rindya”, after the moment when the Alpine farmers have to return (“rendre”) the cattle to their owners. With over 23,000 inhabitants, Bulle itself is now quite urban, but is still seen as the regional center of the dairy industry and livestock breeding. Thanks to its castle and the “Musée Gruérien”, the town also plays an important role in tourism in the Gruyère region.

Philatelica’19 stamp exhibition, levels II and III

Location: “Espace Gruyère” center, Bulle
Opening times ofexhibition, stamp exchange and sales stand with cancellation service (exhibition days listed below)

  • Thursday, 28.11.2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 29.11.2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no stamp exchange)
  • Saturday, 30.11.2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1.12.2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the hours indicated, Swiss Post will run a sales stand with a cancellation service. The special cancellation depicted here will be used. Please send individual documents to the following address by 23 November 2019 at the latest:

Post CH Ltd, PostalNetwork, Retail Logistics,
Cancellation Service, “TdBM2019”,
Werkstrasse 41, 3250 Lyss, Switzerland.

Autograph session

On Saturday, 30 November 2019, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, there will be an autograph session with Dominique Rossier, the designer of the miniature sheet.

Further information can be found at philatelica.ch.

Buying stamps
You can find all the stamps at postshop.ch.

Technical information

Sales

Philately: from 7.11.2019 to 31.12.2020 or while stocks last
Bulle 1 and 2 branches: from 14.11.2019 to 31.12.2020 or while stocks last

Validity

Unlimited from 14.11.2019

Printing

Offset, 4-colour; Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France

Sizes

Stamps: 36.5 × 23.5 mm
Miniature sheet: 105 × 42.5 mm

Paper

White stamp paper with optical brightener, matt gummed, 110 gm²

Perforation

14¼

Design

Dominique Rossier, Puidoux