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The Basel Dove is a notable stamp from Switzerland. It was issued in 1845 with a value of 2 1/2-rappen. The stamp, designed by the architect Melchior Berry , featured a white dove carrying a letter in its beak, and inscribed "STADT POST BASEL" The stamp is printed in black, crimson, and blue, making it the world's first tri-colored stamp. The dove is embossed.
See also: Stamps and postal history of Switzerland
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