1930s Lindt & Sprungli Stamps Set and Checklist
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|Title||Lindt & Sprungli Stamps
|Size||1 7/16″ x 2 1/16″
|Number in Set
1930s Lindt & Sprungli Stamps Overview
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli was responsible for this rare series of stamps. The company is still in operation to this day.
Most of the stamps feature non-sports subjects and, despite their rarity, have limited interest among most collectors. However, a few sports subjects are known to exist, including some for the legendary Jesse Owens. However, the key to the series is a rare Babe Ruth stamp that has become quite desirable.
The Ruth stamp, in fact, was not even known about until recent years. A collector came into possession of the stamp in 1996 from a dealer in Switzerland. The stamp was later put up for auction in 2015 by Huggins and Scott, when it was essentially ‘discovered’ and acknowledged to the general public.
The Ruth stamp does not name the Hall of Famer. Even the sport of baseball is not formally identified with the stamp’s French (The Game of Ball) and German (American Ball Game) translations falling just short of that. However, while Ruth is not named, the picture on the front is clearly him wielding a bat next to an oversized baseball with the Lindt & Sprungli name at the bottom.
Like many of the 1930s stamps, this was not a postage stamp issue. Instead, these stamps were designed to be pasted into albums.
The exact date of production of the stamps is generally up in the air. PSA has classified these as c1937 while others have simply called them a 1930s issue.
1930s Lindt & Sprungli Stamps Checklist
A complete checklist of this set is not yet known.