The Mt. Illimani is situated close to the city of La Paz and is after the Nevado Sajama (6'542 m) the second highest mountain in Bolivia. The Illimani has four main summits. The highest of them is the Pico Sur (south peak).
First ascent: 1898 by William Martin Conway (UK) and the two Swiss guides A. Maquignaz and L. Pellissier.
Bolivia 1916/1918, Mt. Illimani.
Imperforated pairs of both types are existing.
Proof, colour test of the 1916/1918 stamps.
(existing black & brown)
Bolivia 1928, In the background the Cerro de Potosi (left) and Illimani (right).
The value 15 stamp is existing imperforated as well.
Bolivia 1930, overprinted series "Graf Zeppelin"
In 1930 the series were overprinted for use on the South America Flight of the Graf Zeppelin.
The value 35 stamp of the 1928 series is existing overprinted
"Correo Aéro D.S. 25-2-37" 0.20, 2.50 and Bs. 1.
Bolivia 1930, Mt. Illimani.
Bolivia 1941, Andean Condor over Mt. Illimani.
The stamps were issued in size 30 mm x 26 mm and perforation 13½.
The 50 value stamp was issued again in the year 1987 as stamp on stamp in the souvenirsheet "Olympic Wintergames, Calgary" in size: 27 x 21 mm and perforation 13¼.
Bolivia 1947, Mt. Illimani
The value 1.40 B and 2.50 B stamps are existing as imperforated pairs as well.
The 3 B value stamp of the 1947 series overprinted
"TRIUNFO de la Democracia / 24 de Sept. 49 / Bs. 1.40".
Bolivia 1948, Cristo Redentor Statue, La Paz and Mt. Illimani.
Bolivia 1950, "25 years Lloyd Aereo Boliviano".
Douglas DC3 over Mt. Illimani.
Bolivia 1953, "Revolucion 9.4.1952".
Mt. Illimani in the background.
Kalasaya Monolith and the Gate of the Sun at Tiahuanacu.
Part of the Mt. Illimani is depicted in the background (right).
Bolivia 1960, Mt. Illimani.