Stamp Day 2021 Horgen

The special sheet with surcharge issued to mark “Stamp Day Horgen” features ferries on Lake Zurich. This highlights the importance of waterways in the Horgen region.

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“Schwan” Horgen–Meilen car ferry in 1933 miniature sheet

Stamp Day – a category II exhibition – is to be held in Horgen from 25 to 27 November 2021. The organizational committee of the Horgen Philately Society chose the ferry to Meilen as the venue for the official opening ceremony. The ferry not only connects the two banks of the lake at Horgen and Meilen. It also offers a much quicker option for private transport between the Zurich Oberland and Central Switzerland than travelling around the lake − including ten minutes of relaxing lake air and spectacular panoramic views − and is vital to the entire region.

The ferry link was also selected as the design for the miniature sheet issued to mark the exhibition. Both ferries are depicted in their municipal colours at their respective berths in Horgen and Meilen. There is a white space between the two stamps – each of which has a value of 50+25 centimes – to symbolize the link crossing the lake.

Postal card: “Schwan” Horgen–Meilen car ferry in 1933. (Source: the archives of Meilen Ortsmuseum.)
Postal card: “Schwan” Horgen–Meilen car ferry in 1933. (Source: the archives of Meilen Ortsmuseum.)

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Stamp Day 2021

Stamp Day will be held in Horgen from 25 to 27 November 2021. This is a level II exhibition.

Stamp exhibition

Venue: Kirchgemeindehäuser, Horgen (ZH)

Opening times of exhibition, stamp exchange and sales stand with cancellation service:

  • Thursday, 25 November 2021, 11.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.
  • Friday, 26 November 2021, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 27 November 2021, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

Autograph session:

On Saturday, 27 November 2021, Raphael Schenker, the designer of the miniature sheet, will be available to sign his work from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. on the ground floor of the Kirchgemeindehaus (special branch).

“Schwan” Horgen–Meilen car ferry in 1933 first-day cover miniature sheet

Technical information


Philately: from 4.11.2021 to 30.6.2022 or while stocks last

Branches: from 11.11.2021 to 31.6.2022 or while stocks last


Unlimited from 11.11.2021


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


Stamp: 48 × 30 mm

Miniature sheet: 125 × 45 mm 

(Miniature sheet of 2 stamps)


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


13¼ : 13¼


Raphael Schenker, Zurich