125 years Touring Club Switzerland (TCS)
The Touring Club Switzerland is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2021. The special stamp created to mark the occasion is adorned with various extraordinary features related to road safety.
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Founded in Geneva in 1896 by 205 cycling enthusiasts, the TCS is now Switzerland’s biggest mobility club, with 1.5 million members, 23 sections and 1,700 employees. As well as providing services, advice, insurance and product recommendations for its members, the club also supports Switzerland’s best interests by promoting safe and sustainable mobility – whether by foot, bicycle, motorbike, car, public transport or future forms of mobility.
The stamp’s special shape depicts a road with a luminous yellow pedestrian crossing in the middle, all in perspective. The postage amount, shown in an upright position, represents protective railings. Even the stamp’s colour scheme symbolizes the theme of safety – it is based on the vests children wear on the way to school, with the background printed in silver to match. All of these features make the TCS’s special stamp a true homage to the topic of safety.
Philately: from 29.4.2021 to 30.6.2022 or while stocks last
Branches: from 6.5.2021 to 30.6.2022 or while stocks last
Unlimited from 6.5.2021
Offset, 5-colour; Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands
Stamp: Diamond-shaped with side length of 34 mm
Sheet: 157 × 157 mm
(4 rows of 4 stamps)
White stamp paper with optical brightener, matt gummed, 110 gm²
Vito Noto, Lugano