Liechtenstein stamps tackle migration

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12 October 2018
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New stamps from Liechtenstein reflect Arab, African and East Asian cultures in a set released to reflect the nation's multicultural society

The three special new Liechtenstein stamps are printed on a sheet of sixteen and are said to address the 'globally much discussed issue' of migration.

The stamps, which are designed by Peter Vetsch, show one person each from the Arab, African and East Asian cultures on the stamps named “Hope” (value: CHF 0.85), “Departure” (value: CHF 1.00) and “New Beginning” (value: CHF 1.30).

The colours selected symbolise the countries where the people come from while their face appears in the shape of the country of Liechtenstein, thus highlighting the Now.

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A statement from said: 

'The colours selected symbolise the countries where the people come from while their face appears in the shape of the country of Liechtenstein, thus highlighting the Now. From a historical viewpoint, the history of migration largely reflects Liechtenstein’s economic history. Emigration in the 19th century was followed in the boom phase of the economy after the Second World War by intensive immigration which has continued up to the present day.'