Switzerland 1925 Pro Juventute - Coat of arms - VIII

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  • Edition: "Schweizerische Bundespost"; 1925; semi-postal stamps of the issue "Pro Juventute - coats of arms - VIII"; issue of 4 stamps
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 214-217; Yvert & Tellier: 218-221; Scott: No. B33-B36; Zumstein: No. 133-136
  • Issue Date : 01 December 1925
  • Color : multicolored on light yellowish paper
  • Watermark: Switzerland No. 1
  • Nominal values :
5 (+5 Rp.(C.) - 10 (+ 5 Rp(C.) - 20 (+ 5 Rp. (C.) - 30 (+10 Rp. (C.)
(The surcharge was for the "Pro Juventute"-charity, a Swiss charity orgenisation for youth welfare.)
  • Postage validity : to 30 April 1926
  • Designed by : Rudolf Münger (1862-1929)
  • Printed by : "The Mint", Berne (probably, the "Landestopographie" has printed stamps for Switzerland for the first time in 1927)
  • Stamp size : printed area of a single stamp: 17.0 x 20.5 mm
  • Print Process : Letterpress printing
  • Perforations : comb perforation, K 11¾
  • Print Runs :
- 5 + 5, coat of arms of St.Gallen: 2,045,177 in sheets à 100 stamps (10x10)
- 10 + 5, coat of arms of Appenzell-Außerrhoden 2,902,640 in sheets à 100 stamps (10x10)
- 20 + 5, coat of arms of Graubünden ("The Grisons"): 2,605,740 in sheets à 100 stamps (10x10)
- 30 + 10, Swiss Federal coat of arms, 1,070,577 in sheets à 100 stamps (10x10)

Semi-Postal stamps of the issue "Pro Juventute - coats of arms - VIII"
(issue of 4 stamps)

Michel No. 214, St.Gallen, mint
Michel No. 214, St.Gallen, postmarked
Michel No. 215, Appenzell, mint
Michel No. 215, Appenzell, postmarked
Michel No. 216, Graubünden, mint
Michel No. 216, Graubünden, postmarked
Michel No. 217, Swiss Federal Coat of Arms, mint
Michel No. 217, Swiss Federal Coat of Arms, postmarked

5 + 5: The stamp motive shows the coat of arms of "St.Gallen" on violet background.
10 + 5: The stamp motive shows the coat of arms of "Appenzell-Außerrhoden" on green background.
20 + 5: The stamp motive shows the coat of arms of "Graubünden" (="The Grisons") on red background.
30 + 10: The stamp motive shows the Swiss federal coat of arms, flanked by an Swiss peasant (left) and a Habsburgian knight (right) as shield bearers on blue background.