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"Churfirsten Range"
Issue date: 11th May 2017
 
Sights of Switzerland

The 2017 Swiss panoramic stamp issue shows the Churfirsten Range, seen from Flumserberge. The stamps were issued in sheets of three series.

Churfirsten is a mountain range of incredibly jagged peaks that rise up to 2'306 metres above sea level over Lake Walen at 419 metres. The ridges to the north descend more gently towards Toggenburg. The design is based on more than a dozen photographs. These were combined to form a collage and painstakingly reworked by hand using coloured pencils. The designer left out insignificant elements and highlighted key details – the result is ultimately a drawing.

Designed by: Bernadette Baltis, an experienced stamp designer (created also the stamp panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, issued 2006).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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