Stamp Day 2022 – Burgdorf
From 24 to 26 November, the town of Burgdorf will host Stamp Day, known as BUBRA’22. At the same time, Burgdorf’s philatelists will be celebrating their centenary. Reason enough for some encounters between old and new, between the historical and the present.
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Issued in honour of the stamp exhibition, the miniature sheet shows the colours of the Emmental municipality, yellow, black and white, surrounding a line drawing of the town from a bird’s eye view. The drawing is deliberately meant to look “old”, but is in fact based on recent drone footage, so the stamp represents a successful combination of old and new. This idea will be continued during the exhibition: a drone will carry an old mail bag from the exhibition site to a Swiss Post branch – again, a connection between different eras.
Airmail has a long tradition in the Emmental hub of Burgdorf: the first flight from Burgdorf to Bern took place on 30 March 1913. To enable the flight, the “Gsteig” was converted into a runway. On the day of the flight, aviation pioneer Oskar Bider transported franked cards and letters from Burgdorf to Bern in his plane, from where they were distributed throughout Switzerland.
Philately: from 3.11.2022 to 31.12.2023 or while stocks last
Branches: from 10.11.2022 to 31.12.2023 or while stocks last
Unlimited from 10.11.2022
Offset, 4-colour; Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein
Stamp: 76.7 × 41.7 mm
Miniature sheet: 105 × 70 mm
Miniature sheet with a stamp
White stamp paper with optical brightener, matt gummed, 110 gm2
12 : 11 ¾
Graphics/illustration: Dieter Röösli, Swiss Post
Drone photographer: Felix Brodmann