SEPAC 2017 - Trades and Crafts
SEPAC is a cooperation between 14 small postal administrations in Europe that issue stamps on common themes on a regular basis. This year each country is creating its own special stamp on the theme of trades and crafts. Philately Liechtenstein used this as an opportunity to integrate its SEPAC stamp this year into a series that will be continued in the future.
Graphic artist René Wolfinger chose to graphically represent the three motifs with pictograms and placed these on different coloured backgrounds. A common feature on each special stamp is a stylised hand to symbolise the theme of trades and crafts. On the SEPAC stamp depicting the “Goldsmith” profession (value: CHF 2.00), one of the oldest metalcrafts, the pictograms show a hammer, pliers, tweezers and screw clamp. The “Stonemason” special stamp (value: CHF 1.30) shows the graphic symbols of a hammer, pointed chisel and drove chisel. The oldest still preserved pieces of work of this profession are around 40,000 years old. By contrast, thimble, scissors, needles, measuring tape and sewing machine are to be seen on the “Tailor” special stamp (value: CHF 1.80). The origins of this profession go back to the middle 12th century.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 06.03.2017
Designer: René Wolfinger, Balzers
Printer: Gutenberg AG, Schaan
Size: 32 x 38 mm
Values: CHF 1.30, 1.80, 2.00