The Lepontine Alps are situated in Switzerland (Valais, Ticino, Uri and Graubünden) and Italy (Piedmont and Lombardy). About 75 percent of its area belongs to Switzerland.
From the topographic point of view it is an areal view over Locarno/Ascona towards north-east.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitive - Airmail Stamps".
Switzerland 1943, Monte Limidario in the background.
The village Intragna in the Centovalli (Switzerlandd) in the foreground.
(Centovalli is the name of a valley ¨Hundred Valleys¨ between Locarno and Domodossola)
The Monte Limidario, also known as Monte Ghiridone or Monte Gridone (in Switzerland), is a 2’188 m high mountain. With its several peaks it is the highest of the mountains surrounding the Lago Maggiore and is marking the Swiss-Italian border.
Switzerland 2011, Pro Patria".
The stamp shows the paddle steamer "Piemonte" (built 1904 by shipbuilders Escher Wyss, Zürich) arriving the harbour of the city Locarno.
The stamp was issued in the series "Pro Patria – Steam boats".
Italy, 2012, Baveno.
The stamp is showing a view towards the village Baveno at the Lago Maggiore with surrounding mountains of the Lepontine Alps. In the far background you can see the summit of the Fletschhorn in the Swiss part of the Pennine Alps.
Central African Republic 2011, Lago Maggiore in the evening 1892.
(a view from between Bavena and Stresa towards Isola Bella and Sasso del Ferro in the background).
Painting by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, Russian Painter (1817–1900).
The stamp was issued in the series "Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky".
Nagorno-Karabakh 2017, Lago Maggiore in the evening 1892.
The stamp was issued in the series "200th anniversary of Ivan Aivazovsky".