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Types and varieties of Swiss postage stamps: Commemorative Issues.

 

2 February 1932. Commemorative issue: Disarmament Conference in Geneva. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 50 (5X10).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)
10 cents, orange
1 Beak thick, olive branch appears to be broken. Switzerland: postage stamp error, Disarmament Conference, thick beak
20 cents, cerise
1 Beak thick, olive branch appears to be broken. Switzerland: postage stamp error, Disarmament Conference, thick beak
2 The end of the broken sword different. Switzerland: postage stamp error, Disarmament Conference, broken sword
1 franc, olive gray and blue
1 Print phases blue and black shifted. Switzerland: postage stamp error, Disarmament Conference, shifted print phases

 

2 May 1938. International organizations: League of Nations and International Labour Organization. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)
20 cents, orange
1 Inscription H. FISCHER below denomination partially missing. Switzerland: postage stamp error, International Labour Organization, FISCHER missing
30 cents, blue
1 Long blue vertical line on building’s first column. Switzerland: postage stamp error, League of Nations
2 Long thin blue line crossing the whole stamp. Switzerland: postage stamp error, League of Nations

 

1 February 1939. Commemorative issue, Swiss national exhibition in Zürich. Printed in combined line engraving and photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
German inscriptions
10 cents, purple and red Field number
I Switzerland: postage stamp plate error, Exhibition White dot in Swiss coat of arms. 16
II Switzerland: postage stamp error, pale impression Pale impression.

 

21 March 1941. National agriculture development plan. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)
1 Long thin line crossing the stamp. Switzerland: postage stamp error, agriculture, thin line
2 Colored dot below the second thug. Switzerland: postage stamp error, agriculture, colored dot
3 White spot between the horse and denomination. Switzerland: postage stamp error, agriculture, white spot

 

6 September 1941. 750th Anniversary of Bern. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Switzerland: postage stamp plate error, 750 years of Bern Scratch-like lines above the hammer. 5

 

21 March 1944. Olympic jubilee: 50 years of Olympic games. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 50 (10X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 cents, orange and black Field number
I Switzerland: postage stamp error, Olympic jubilee, plate error Black spot next to the Apollo’s left eye. 36

 

12 January 1946. Bicentenary from birth of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. Printed in line engraving in sheets of 50 (10X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Switzerland: postage stamp plate error, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Additional hairline at the back of the head. 40

 

16 May 1949. Centernary of Federal Post in Switzerland. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)
1 White spot above the mouthpiece of the horn. Switzerland: postage stamp error, posthorn
2 Retouching in area above the mouthpiece. Switzerland: postage stamp retouching
3 Short horizontal line between the mouthpiece and denomination. Switzerland: postage stamp error, retouching

 

15 March 1954. Swiss garden exhibition. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature) Field number
1 Lower line on wheat damaged. Switzerland: postage stamp error, garden exhibition 6

 

15 February 1955. Swiss alphorn blowers. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
20 centimes, multicolored Field number
I Switzerland alphorn blower stamp plate flaw Letter H in BOESCH damaged. 23
(Partially)

 

1 March 1956. 50th anniversary of the opening of Simplon tunnel. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Switzerland: postage stamp retouching, Simplon tunnel Big retouching area between the tunnel and the right tower. ?
II Switzerland Simplon tunnel postage stamp retouchung Small retouching below the entrance to the tunnel. ?

 

1 March 1956. Swiss post bus. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature) Field number
1 White spot on the upper screen. Switzerland: postage stamp error, post bus 21

 

22 June 1959. Europa. Printed in line engraving in sheets of 50 (5X10).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)
1 White spot in the crossing of the upper circle and upper right rectangle. Switzerland: postage stamp error, Europa

 

14 September 1965. World championship in figure skating. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 25 (5X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
5 centimes, multicolored Field number
I Switzerland figure skating postage stamp plate error Upper curve of the first letter S in WELTMEISTERSCHAFTEN short. 2
(Partially)

 

21. February 1966. Nuclear research in CERN. Printed in line engraving in sheets of 25 (5X5).

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature) Field number
1 Thin colored line below letters ROP in EUROPÉENNE. Switzerland: postage stamp error, CERN 20

 

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Schweiz/Liechtenstein-Spezial 2003/2004, Schwaneberger Verlag, GMBH, München. ISBN 3-87858-365-6