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Roger Federer to grace a Swiss stamp

26.02.2007 | Off Court

Swiss Post is honouring the extraordinary sportsman Roger Federer with a special stamp. As of today, the tennis player from the Basel area has officially been at the top of the ATP rankings for the longest number of consecutive weeks. Together with his ot

On the tennis court, Roger Federer has already won almost everything worth winning, with numerous titles and victories to his name. He has been the world's number one male player for over three years now that's 161 weeks to be exact. The player from the Basel area has thus been at the top of the world rankings for longer than anyone before, beating the record previously set by the American Jimmy Connors. There's no denying that Roger Federer has made his mark on the world in general, and the world of sport in particular, at the highest level. That's why Swiss Post will be issuing a Roger Federer stamp from 10 April 2007.


Rules are there to be broken

Federer's talent and virtuoso skill on the tennis court are exceptional. What better reason for Swiss Post to also make an exception? The Roger Federer stamp is as unique as the sportsman himself, since living persons do not normally feature on stamps. With his endearing personality, Roger Federer is an outstanding ambassador for his country, winning hearts around the world. And soon his picture will be accompanying letters all over the world, too.


The exact design of the special stamp with a face value of one franc is still under wraps. The Roger Federer stamp will be available from the issue date at all Swiss post offices and philatelic salespoints. Orders can be placed as of now on the Internet at a href="http://www.post.ch/philashop">www.post.ch/philashop or by phoning + 41 (0)31 338 06 09. There will be no advance sales.



Other topics of stamps to be issued in early 2007:

- "1000 years of Stein am Rhein" special stamps on the sights of Switzerland, strip of three à 85 centimes.

- "Women's football" Special stamp à 85 centimes

- "300th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Euler" special stamp à 1.30 francs

- "Swiss National Bank centenary" special stamps à 85 centimes and 1.00 franc

- "Centenary of the Swiss Club for Bernese Mountain Dogs" special stamp à 85 centimes

- "Legendary Switzerland" special stamps à 85 centimes, 1.00, 1.30 and 1.80 francs.


These stamps will be available from 6 March 2007 at all Swiss post offices and philatelic salespoints. They can also be ordered on the Internet at www.post.ch/philashop.




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