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Friday, March 20, 2015

Switzerland 2015 Stamp Issue
Fossils - Ammonite












 :: SWITZERLAND
  :: THEME: Fossils - Ammonite
   :: NOMINAL VALUE: 2 CHF
    :: ISSUE DATE: 5 March 2015
     :: STAMP DESIGN: Christian Kitzmüller 
     




When collectors go scouting in the fossil-rich layers of the Swiss Jura mountains, they are usually looking for the beautiful spirally coiled ammonites. These fossils are the remains of creatures related to octopus and squid that first appeared around 400 million years ago, spread throughout the world’s oceans, then died out at the same time as the dinosaurs approximately 65 million years ago.




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MINT MINIATURE SHEET
SWISS POST PRODUCT # A029315
PRICE: 2.00 CHF






CANCELLED MINIATURE SHEET
SWISS POST PRODUCT # A029815
PRICE: 2.00 CHF







FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) CLEAN - C6
SWISS POST PRODUCT # A029700
PRICE: 0.90 CHF







FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) MINIATURE SHEET
SWISS POST PRODUCT # A029580
PRICE: 3.00 CHF