Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Switzerland


Official Name: Swiss Confederation
National Name: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (German); Confederation Suisse (French); Confederazione Svizzera (Italian)
Alternate Names: Helvetia; Helvetica; Schweiz (German); Suisse (French); Svizra (Italian); Svizzera (Italian)
Monetary Units: 1 Swiss Franc (Sw F) = 100 centimes (or 100 Rappen)
Location: Central Europe; bordered by France (west); Germany (north); Austria and Liechtenstein (east); Italy (south).
Mineral Resources: Salt.



Switzerland Scott B273 Switzerland Scott B275 Switzerland Scott B276
Fluorite
Switzerland
Scott B273
10+10 centimes
Garnet
Switzerland
Scott B275
30+10 centimes
Quartz (var. Rock Crystal)
Switzerland
Scott B276
40+10 centimes

These stamps were issued on 31 May 1958,
and show illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



Switzerland Scott B283 Switzerland Scott B284 Switzerland Scott B285
Quartz (var. Agate)
Switzerland
Scott B283
10+10 centimes
Tourmaline
Switzerland
Scott B284
20+10 centimes
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Switzerland
Scott B285
30+10 centimes

These stamps were issued on 1 Jun 1959,
and show illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.
Scott B283 shows a cross-section of an agate geode.



Switzerland Scott B292 Switzerland Scott B293 Switzerland Scott B295
Quartz (var. Smoky Quartz)
Switzerland
Scott B292
5+5 centimes
Feldspar
Switzerland
Scott B293
10+10 centimes
Azurite
Switzerland
Scott B295
30+10 centimes

These stamps were issued on 1 Jun 1960,
and show illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



Switzerland Scott B304 Switzerland Scott B306
Fluorite
Switzerland
Scott B304
10+10 centimes
Lazulite
Switzerland
Scott B306
30+10 centimes

These stamps were issued on 1 Jun 1961,
and show illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



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