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02 March 2020

 75th Birthday of Prince Hans-Adam II / 80th Birthday of Princess Marie of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein: 75th Birthday of Prince Hans-Adam II / 80th Birthday of Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, 2 March 2020. Images from Philatelie Liechtenstein, Colnect and eBay.

Date Of Issue: 02. March 2020
Designers: Christine Böhmwalder, Götzis
Stamp format: 30 x 50 mm
Perforation: 13 ¼ x 13 ¼
Sheet format: 110 x 72 mm
Print: 5-colour offset CMYK + Pantone gold + gold hot-foil stamping Cartor Security Printing, Meaucé la Loupe
Paper: Truwhite FSC Mix Credit 110 g/m2, gummed
Face value: CHF 6.30
Motif: Princess Marie of Liechtenstein and Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein

The Princely House of Liechtenstein is celebrating two special anniversaries this year: “Princess Marie of Liechtenstein” (face value: CHF 2.00) celebrates her 80th birthday on 14 April 2020 and “Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein” (face value: CHF 4.30) celebrates his 75th on 14 February 2020. Philately Liechtenstein is commemorating the birthdays of the princely couple with a souvenir sheet consisting of two stamps with staggered perforation and classy-looking hot-foil embossing in gold. The current head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II, was born in 1945 as the eldest son of Prince Franz Josef II and Princess Gina. He is the first Prince of Liechtenstein to have grown up in Liechtenstein and the fifteenth reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. After the reigning Prince handed over the government affairs to his eldest son, Hereditary Prince Alois, in 2004, he devoted himself to the administration of the Princely House’s assets which he still does to this day.

In 1967, Hans-Adam II married Countess Marie-Aglaé Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. Born in Prague in 1940, her family was expelled five years later from what was then Czechoslovakia and fled to Germany. In Liechtenstein, Princess Marie has always been very committed to furthering social institutions.

In addition to the regular issue of the special souvenir sheet “75th Birthday of Prince Hans-Adam II / 80th Birthday of Princess Marie of Liechtenstein”, an imperforated special issue limited to 3000 units with a face value is also available.

This special issue is printed on real silk and is supplied in a high-quality folder. The special edition costs CHF 75.00.

To ensure that all those ordering this special edition have the same chance at receiving it, all the orders received will be collected until 28 February 2020 and then lots will be drawn for allocating it.


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