Schloss Pratteln - Pratteln, BL, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 31.100 E 007° 41.718
32T E 401773 N 5263591
The castle in the center of Pratteln on a semi-postal stamp from 1977.
Waymark Code: WMAAX5
Location: Basel Landschaft, Switzerland
Date Posted: 12/16/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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The castle was built in 1275, but completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1356 and then rebuilt. It was originally moated, but the moat was dried in the late 18th century. In 1773 it became property of the community. It was completely renovated between 1963 and 1968.

The stamp is a semi-postal stamp of the 1977 castles series for Pro Patria. It is 40+20, i.e. 0.40 for postage, 0.20 for the Pro Patria foundation for nature and cultural heritage protection
Stamp Issuing Country: Switzerland

Date of Issue: 1977

Denomination: 0.40 CHF

Color: red, green, brown

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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