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23.10.2015 - Austria Post: certainly not caught with its pants down

In 2004, Austria Post presented something real different: postage stamps that were embellished with real Swarovski crystals, a world premiere. And now there is a sequel to the cooperation between the internationally renowned company Swarovski (producer of high quality crystals in the Tyrolean town of Wattens) and Austria Post. On 24 September of this year the latter issued a special ‘Lederhosen’ stamp (nominal value: 6.30 Euros) made of Alcantara leather (an artificial suede) and adorned with Swarovski crystals. The stamp was issued 24 September of this year, has a circulation of 150,000 copies and was designed and printed by D. Swarovski KG in Wattens (Tyrol). The printing is described by Austria Post as ‘Laser-cut Alcantara, adorned with XILION Flatbacks in Golden Shadow’.