Our Beautiful Swiss Folklore

Saint Nicolas

This set of stamps. Our Beautiful Swiss Folklore: Saint Nicolas, was given in chocolate products from Nestlé, Peter, Cailler, & Kohler in 1955. The stamps show Saint Nicolas customs in Küssnacht am Rigi and other areas of Switzerland. Text on the back is in French, German and Italian.

Man with large yellow iffele
Men with iffelen in Küssnacht am Rigi
Samichlaus and Schmutzli with boy
Samichlaus & Schmutzli make home visits
Men with whips
Küssnacht am Rigi: Cracking sheep whips
Next come men with iffelen
Elaborate iffele headdress
Elaborate iffele
Men with whips
Cow bells follow the iffelen
Men with iffelen and cow bells
Different iffelen from another region
Wooden chausela
Chlaueslä in Unterägeri
Selling Nichols bread in market
Popular St. Nicholas bread grittibänz
Iffelen with bells and horns
Another style of iffelen

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