Swiss Wrestling SI

Swiss Wrestling

When the Swiss wrestlers flex their muscles in August, they don’t want to end up on their backs in the sawdust. 

The tailors who create the Swiss wres- tling sports accessories are based in Em- mental, are saddlers by profession and have recently completed their summer 2016 collection. The breeches (including a belt) are available in natural beige and dark brown. They come in seven sizes and boast reinforced seams, which are up to six times stronger than standard seams. The extremely tough fabric known as “Zwilch” (jute) consists of twist for the warp and linen imported from the east for the weft. These items are re- served exclusively for the top wrestlers who will be taking part in the Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Estavay- er-le-Lac from 26 to 28 August 2016 to de- cide the title winner for the coming three years. The young bull Mazot de Cremo, which will be presented to the winner, is black and white, in keeping with the offi- cial colours of the host canton. The prizes also include this evocative sheet of stamps, which can be purchased by those not likely to win it with their wrestling skills. 

Technical Details

Issue Date: 04.05.2016
Designer: Beat Leuenberger and Jürg Glauser, Berne
Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: Stamp: 40×32.5 mm, Sheet: 190×161 mm (4 rows [2× 4 and 2× 2 stamps] and vignette 80×65 mm)
Values: CHF 1.00