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|Zürich 4 and 6|
|Country of production||Switzerland|
|Location of production||Zürich|
|Date of production||1 March 1843|
|Nature of rarity||Extremely rare|
|No. in existence||Unknown|
|Face value||4 and 6 rappen|
|Estimated value||CHF 48,000 and above|
The Zürich 4 and 6 were the first postage stamps issued in continental Europe, on 1 March 1843. Both were inscribed "Zürich" at the top.
The 4-rappen stamp was also inscribed "Local-Taxe" at the bottom, since it was intended to pay for letters mailed within the city, while the 6-rappen, inscribed "Cantonal-Taxe", was for use on letters going anywhere in the canton.
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