Hotshot players storming forward together across the ice: the latest ice hockey stamps are by no means the first to commemorate this theme. The first hockey motif came out 59 years ago and Swiss Post has been taking to the ice ever since. Here’s a quick rundown of the six ice hockey stamps and the history behind them.
The “branch with partner” at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) has been around for years and is a real success story. Flexibility, resourcefulness and language skills are just some of the qualities needed by staff at the Hönggerberg on-campus branch. International students and other customers keep them busy.
Whether it’s a parcel from Asia or that letter from overseas: thanks to the Universal Postal Union the world’s international postal services are like a well-oiled machine. But the organization that pulls the strings behind the scenes is largely unknown. And it, too, is part of the reason today is World Post Day, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.