Switzerland 1949 Engineering and Landscapes

From Stamps of the World
  • Date of Issue: 1st August 1949
  • Printing: Itaglio Engraving
  • Printer: Federal Printing Office, Bern
  • Designer/Engraver: Karl Bickel
  • Sheet Size: 50
  • Perforations: 11¾
  • Catalogue N°s: Yvert 481-492, Michel 529-540

Run (Numbers printed):-

3 - 1,490,000, 5 - 935,524,000, 10 - 2,209,363,000, 15 - 33,662,000, 20 type I - 900,000, type II 1,558,240,000, 25 - 130,360,000
30 - 215,094,000, 35 - 12,965,000, 40 - 307,807,000, 50 - 58,001,000, 60 - 178,773,000, 70 - 22,116,000

Used stamps


High Voltage Conductors

Viaducts nr St. Gallen
Mountain railway at Rochers de Naye

Rotary snow plow

Grimsel Reservoir

Dam at Lake Lucerne
30c Poser station on Lake Geneva near Verbois
30c bridge with cross at ZURICH 22 FRAUMUNSTER in 19858
Alpine postal road in Val d'Anniviers

Rhine harbor at Basel in 1951
40c DC at GENEVE 1 in 1952
Aerial tramway from Schwägalp at Säntis
Railway viaduct near Filisur
Triangulation tower at Finsteraarhorn
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The 5 C., 10 C., and 20 C. denominations were each issued in booklets containing 10 panes of 8 stamps.
As these Swiss stamps were printed in a special sheet format (nine vertical rows) for use in creating booklet panes, they all exist in tête-bêche and inter-space pairs.

Tete-Beche pairs from booklets

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Colour Varieties

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Printing Varieties

Type I
Type II
Type III (Coil)

Coils

The 5 C., 10 C., 20 C. (Type III), and 40 C. denominations were also issued in coils. These can be identified by a control number on the reverse of every 5th stamp.

EFO

Wrongly Cut Stamps

Grimsel Reservoir, flame postmark at ZÜRICH