SWITZERLAND

Stamps inscribed 'Helvetia'

1849 ->

From 1849: 1 Franc (CHF) = 100 Centimes/Rappen
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DOMESTIC CATS

Issue Item code Item type Face value Remarks SC
1908 Hoffmann's Stärrke Postcard CH1908XXXX PC 0_05 1 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.05 Unspecified Breed (on text side)
Postcard with ad for Hoffman's Stärke on back
MI P26 IV II99 (with ad)
1988 Pro Juventute CH19881125 ST 0_90__0_40 Semi-postal stamp 0.90 + 0.40 Cat Drawing
MI 1384
1990 Animals CH19900306 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Unspecified Breed
MI 1414
IL2
1990-2002 Sobrio Pictorial Postmark CH19901120_20020831 PMK 6749 Pictorial Postmark - Stylized Cat
Sobrio shows a cat in its Coat of Arms
6749 Sobrio
Earliest use we have seen:
20 Nov 1990 (we have seen many, so suspect it's the firsrt day of use)
Last date in use:
31 Aug 2002
This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats
DL
1991 Postal Stationary CH19910514 PC 0_50 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.50 Stylized Cat (in stamp indicium)
MI P250I
M
IP
1995 Postal Stationary CH19950000 PC 0_60 Pre-samped Postcard 0.60 (0.50 + 0.10) Stylized Cat (in stamp indicium)
CH19910514 PC 0_50
upfranked with PTT meter frank
MI P250II
1996 Winners of the Children's Stamp Design Contest CH19961126 FDC 4_50 First Day Cover 4.50 Cartoon Cat (in postmark)
CH19961126 FDP 3000 First Day Postmark - "Ausgabetag - Publikumswett-bewerb"
3000 Berm
26 Nov 1996
2000 Pro Juventute CH20001121 ST 0_70__0_35 1 Semi-postal stamp 0.70 + 0.35 Cat Drawing
Cats in Literature
Illustration from "Albertli" by Albert Manser MI 1740
2001 Pro Juventute CH20011120 ST 0_70__0_35 1 Semi-postal stamp 0.70 + 0.35 Cartoon Cat
Cats in literature
Illustration by Gabi Fluck from "What does Father Christmas Do?" by Karin von Oldershausen
This set also includes a Leopard
MI 1772
IL2
CH20011207_09 PMK 8000
On comm. cover
Commemorative Postmark - Cartoon Cat
Cats in literature
Illustration by Gabi Fluck from "What does Father Christmas Do?" by Karin von Oldershausen
Used at the Pro Juventute ceremonies in Zürich
8000 Zürich
7 - 9 Dec 2001
IL
2004 Swiss Society for the Protection of Animals CH20040907 ST 0_85 Stamp 0.85 Unspecified Breed
MI 1886
M
IL2
MC
CH20040907 SH 5_10 Sheetlet 5.10 Unspecified Breed (on stamps and marginal label)
Sheetlet with 6 stamps
MI KB1886
M
CH20040907 FDC 3_15 First Day Cover 0.85 Unspecified Breed (on stamp)
Cat's Paw Print (in cachet)
Official FDC with all 3 stamps in set
CH20040907 LB 1 Marginal Label - Unspecified Breed
Large marginal label from
CH20040907 SH 5_10
2005 SwissPostCards CH20050000 PC PP 1 Prepaid Postcard NVI (PP) Cartoon Cat (in stamp indicium and on picture side)
"3-2-1 Happy Birthday - Jetzt geht's nur noch aufwärts"
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic design
Reported available since 2005
Latest use we have seen:
28 Jan 2007
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
CH20050000 PC PP 2 Prepaid Postcard NVI (PP) Cartoon Cat (in stamp indicium and on picture side)
"Der Hauptzweck des Lebens besteht darin... - ...es zu geniessen! Happy Brithday!"
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic design
Reported available since 2005
Latest use we have seen:
28 Jan 2007
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
CH20050000 PC PP 3 Prepaid Postcard NVI (PP) Unspecified Breed (in stamp indicium and on picture side)
Black & White Cat
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic photo design
Reported available since 2005
Latest use we have seen:
28 Jan 2007
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
CH20050000 PC PP 4 Prepaid Postcard NVI (PP) Unspecified Breed (in stamp indicium and on picture side)
"Hey Du! Hast Du heute nicht Geburtstag? Sorry, wollte Dich nicht ershrecken! Gute Gesundheit und viel Glück!
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic design
Reported available since 2005
Latest use we have seen:
28 Jan 2007
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
CH20050000 PC PP 5 Prepaid Postcard Unspecified Breed Kitten (in stamp indicium and on picture side)
"Happy Birthday"
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic photo design
Reported available since 2005
Latest use we have seen:
28 Jan 2007
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
2006 40th Anniversary of Kasperli (Children's Book Series) CH20060509 SH 8_50 Sheetlet 8.50 Cartoon Cat (in upper margin)
Cats in Literature
Illustration by Heinz Stieger (1917-2008)
Sheetlet with 10 stamps
MI KB1969
M
FDC
2006 Cocolino the Cooking Cat CH20060907 ST 0_85 Stamp 0.85 Cartoon Cat
Coccolino
Cats in Literature
Children's Book Character by Oskar Weiss and Oskar Marti
Self-adhesive stamp from booklet
MI 1984
M
IL2
CH20060907 BK 3_40
Cover
Pane
Booklet 3.40 Cartoon Cat (on stamps and cover)
Coccolino
Cats in Literature
Booklet with 4 stamps
MI MH0-146
CH20060907 FDC 0_85 First Day Cover 0.85 Cartoon Cat (on stamp, cachet and in postmark)
Coccolino
Cats in Literature
Official FDC
CC
CH20060907 FDP 3818 First Day Postmark - Cartoon Cat
Coccolino
Cats in Literature
3818 Grindelwald
7 Sept 2006
CC
2006 Pro Juventute CH20061121 BK 17_00 Booklet 17.00
11.10 + 5.40 + 0.50 prem.
Cartoon Cat (on cover)
MI MH0-147
M
2009 CC International Mass Mailer CH20090000 PP CCI 8010 Mass Mailing Envelope PP Chartreux
(kittens)
(In stamp indicium)
Mass Mailer (B5 w/window) from CC International
CH-8010 Zurich Mulligen
DL
2009 SwissPostCards CH20090000 PC PP 1
Address side
Picture side
Prepaid Postcard PP Unspecified Breed (in stamp indicium and on picture side) (semi-longhair brow-tabby and white behind flower pot)
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic photo design
Reported available since 2009
Latest use we have seen:
3 Dec 2009
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
CH20090000 PC PP 2
Address side
Picture side
Prepaid Postcard PP Unspecified Breed (in stamp indicium and on picture side) (shorthair brown-tabby and white kitten climbing tree)
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic photo design
Reported available since 2009
Latest use we have seen:
3 Dec 2009
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
CH20090000 PC PP 3
Address side
Picture side
Prepaid Postcard PP Unspecified Breed (in stamp indicium and on picture side) (shorthair brown-tabby and white kitten sitting on ground)
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic photo design
Reported available since 2009
Latest use we have seen:
3 Dec 2009
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
CH20090000 PC PP 4
Address side
Picture side
Prepaid Postcard PP Unspecified Breed (in stamp indicium and on picture side) (semi-longhair brow-tabby and white, face close-up)
Computer generated card with Swiss Post's generic photo design
Reported available since 2009
Latest use we have seen:
3 Dec 2009
If you know the dates of use for this item, please let us know
IP
2011 Festus and Mercury CH20110303 ST 0_85 5 Stamp 0.85 Cartoon Cat
Festus (aka. Findus) from Sven Nordqvist's series of children's books
Cats in Literature
Self-adhesive stamp from booklet
MI 2197
CH20110303 BK 8_50 3 Booklet 8.50 Cartoon Cat
Festus (aka. Findus) from Sven Nordqvist's series of children's books
Booklet with 10 stamps
MI MH0-164
CH20110303 PC 0_85 2 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.85 Cartoon Cat (on stamp indicium and picture side)
Festus (aka. Findus) from Sven Nordqvist's series of children's books
MI ???
CH20110303 FDC 0_85 5 First Day Cover 0.85 Cartoon Cat (on stamp and in cachet and postmark)
Festus (aka. Findus) from Sven Nordqvist's series of children's books
Official FDC
CH20110303 FDP 3030 First Day Postmark - Cartoon Cat
Festus (aka. Findus) from Sven Nordqvist's series of children's books
"Petterson & Findus - Ausgabetag"
3030 Bern
3 March 2011

Compiled by Geir Arveng with valuable help from Marci Jarvis, Patrick Roberts, Patrick Bonfils, Nahum Shereshevsky
and Jean-Daniel Duding.
Latest update: 30 June 2012