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Basel Dove


Issue Date

1 July 1845

Issuer

Switzerland - Canton of Basel

Known For

World's first tri-color stamp.

Approximate Value

CHF 18,000

History

During this period in Switzerland's history, each canton issued their own stamps. The Basel Dove was issued by the Canton of Basel. It is also the only stamp issued by the Canton of Basel.

It is designed by the architect Melchoir Berry and has the three colors blue, crimson, and black, the world's first tri-color stamp.

The design was relatively unpopular amongst the local populace and was soon withdrawn. Today, the Basel Dove remains one of the most beautiful classical stamps.


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