THE WORLD’S FIRST EMBROIDERED STAMP BY SWITZERLAND

Date of issue: 21/06/2000

The St. Gallen Embroidery

In contrast to a printed stamp, the embroidery process produces a true three-dimensional stamp. It was embroidered with thread of a superior fabric of polyester quality with a satin sheen. The thread used was specially made and dyed in two tons of blue, being also remarkably strong. The material made was used exclusively for the manufacture of the stamp. Even the self-adhesive coating was developed expressly for the stamp shown above. This multi-layered coating allows removal of the stamp from the envelope without leaving any coating residue. The coating is sealed with peal able foil, the cut in the foil permitting for an easy and fast removal.