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Total amount of vignets added to my collection in 2018:

Switzerland 887
Austria 123
Czech Republic 31
Slovenia 24
Slowakia 6
Netherlands 5
Bulgaria 2
Montenegro 1

06-08-2019A

today’s article in the Tages Anzeiger talked about the colors of the 2020 Swiss motorwayvignet. As far as I know it was never before that the colors were published so early in the year. In my collection is a 2020 specimen included who gives a perfect view of the new colors. This specimen is the 19th printed exemplar.

 25-05-2019

Existing serial letters disappear and new ones are introduced. The letter I was introduced in 1985 but disappeared already in 1986. Unfortunately I have not been able to catch one for my collection. Now a new letter appeared, the R. The first time I saw a vignet with this serial letter was a few month ago. It  was exposed on a website. I could not imaging having one myself now. So quickly! First thing to do now is to find out in which country this letter has been released.

 

 

12-03-2019

Today I added my 2500th used Swiss motorway vignette to my collection. This item has the Serial number B 0084528. Let’s go for 3000!

 

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05-12-2018

The very new Swiss, Austrian and Slovenian vignet for 2019.

 

14-9-2018

Slovenian vignets received and added today. Soon visible on the website. 

 

30-7-2018

Today I reached the target of 2000 Swiss vignettes for this year with a 2015-vignet with serialnumber D 0030303 in excellent condition. A five star! And now up to 2500 vignettes.

 

1-1-2018

For 2018 I introduced a some changes in maps for vignets for Austria, Slovenia en Czech Republic. The change consists in maps for “new vignets without date”, “new vignets with date” and “used vignets” now.

 

1-12-2017

The very new Swiss, Austrian and Slovenian vignet for 2018.

 

17-11-2017

Today I reached the target of 1500 Swiss vignettes for this year with a 2017-vignet with serialnumber C 0282299 in excellent condition. A five star! And now up to 2000 vignettes.

 

May 2017

Visit Oberzolldirektion Bern.

Once inside the building I could take some pictures of the private collection of emitted vignettes in the past. Yes indeed, also the Oberzolldirektion collects vignettes. They do so to keep an eye on the colors used in the past. Colors are changing every year and here on this special wall it is immediately clear which colors has been used up till now.


A quick shot just before going inside.

 

3-3-2017

Recently I have been able to catch these unused Umweltplakette.

 

1-12-2016

The very new Swiss, Austrian and Slovenian vignet for 2017.

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18-10-2016

Today I added my 1000th used Swiss motorway vignette to my collection. This item has the Serial number C 1070477. Let’s go for 1500!

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31-3-2016

Visit Directorate General of Customs in Bern.

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Together with Mr. B. Rohner of Directorate General of Customs in Bern.

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Together with Mr. R. Hirter in Bern. Designer of the Swiss motorway vignette.

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In 2013 in Switzerland a referendum was held in the context of the price increase of the motorway vignette from CHF 40,00 to CHF 100,00. There was a lot of media attention for this referendum. I also was involved in an item about this subject made for the 20:00 o’clock news of the Swiss Italian Television on the 26th October 2013. This particular transmission you will find under the YouTube button at the top of this site.

In that same 20:00 o’clock news the designer of the Swiss motorway vignette showed in an interview the final design of 2014 motorway vignette to the Swiss. During my visit in Bern Mr. Hirter was pleased to hand me over that particular vignette. That I could add this vignette to my collection was a special moment.