Liechtenstein’s postal service, Liechtensteinische Post AG, is marking the 75th birthday of Prince Hans Adam II and the 80th birthday of his wife, Princess Marie with a new stamp.
The stamp, worth face value CHF 6.30, will be released on 2 March and was designed by Christine Böhmwalder, Götzis. The stamp format is 30 x 50 mm on 110 x 72 mm paper format. It features a photo of both the Prince of Liechtenstein and his wife.
About the stamp, the postal service said, “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.”
The stamp will be available for purchase on the postal service website.
Prince Hans Adam celebrated his 75h birthday on 14 February. Princess Marie will turn 80 on 14 April.