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"Speed Trains"
Issue date: 8th September 2016

This is a further issue of a country, whose stamps are designed, produced and manufactured by an agency and from the point of view of the subject may seem questionable to philatelists. It shows a Chinese train against the backdrop of Grasse (Cote d'Azur) in southern France, a French TGV near Yorkshire in England and a Stadler Flirt of the Swiss Federal Railway, which is also no high-speed train, but a regional train, near Ballachulish in the western highlands of Scotland. Finally the Emigrant Peak (3'327 m) in Montana (USA) is depicted as illustration. 

existing: perforated and imperforated
    
       
  1. CRH 3 (Chinese train), the background shows a detail of a French travel poster realized in the 1970's to advertise Grasse, a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department (of which it is a sub-prefecture), on the French Riviera. The town is considered the world's capital of perfume.
  2. TGV, the background shows a detail of a railway poster advertising services to Yorkshire by Edwin Byatt, 1930.
  3. Flirt of Swiss Federal Railway, the background shows a detail of a Vintage travel poster produced by British Railways showing an image of a Scottish village near Ballachulish in the western highlands of Scotland.
  4. ICE, background unknown

Illustration:
A 1930s Northern Pacific Railway poster featuring Montana (USA) as a destination, the depicted mountain is Emigrant Peak.

   
    

   
  1. British Intercity 125  

 

 

 

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