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Today I present some stamps from Switzerland and Libya...Switzerland is one of the few countries where the number of recent stamps that I have is much larger than those of earlier days...From Libya , I just have some 1967 stamps and a few recent ones.. it is , as all the other North Africa countries , something that is waiting for "evolution" during next years...

Let us start with Switzerland...

This stamp is damaged in the inferior right corner, but it has a beautiful oval shaped Watermark..[I like to show Wmk's when they are clearly visible...] Scott World Catalog talks about an oval Wmk with a Cross inside...(??...!) but , where is the Cross..?? after we see this wmk so clearly, it is expected that the Cross is easily seen... but it isn't... Unfortunately , I don't have any other Wmk stamp from Switzerland, so I cannot conclude anything.. and I need to have access to a National Catalog, once more, of course..!
This is a stamp from a series (8) issued between 1882 and 1899...[ I should have explained this earlier, but I will do it now... when I talk of an issue like this , in a long frame of time , I wish to say that stamps from this series were issued until 1899..( for example the 2c in 1882, the 5c in 1890 and the 15c in 1899..). I think the general idea is clear...]
Perf: 11.5
SG(126Bd) Sc(69)
[Granite Paper] [Typo][Wmk]

Here we have stamps from two different series , but the landscape represented is the same..    (view from the Chillon Castle)... 
1st) from a series (7+SS) 1934 "Landscapes"
Perf: 11.5
SG(352) Sc(221)
[Granite Paper][Typo]
2nd)3rd) these two stamps belong to a series (11) "Landscapes (1936/1942)" ; this series has 3 10c stamps (Red Violet, Red Brown and Orange Brown).. I think that these stamps are the Red Brown and Orange Brown...[I have great difficulty with colors...] the case of the Red Violet 10c stamp(I present this only by curiosity...) , we need to distinguish two types...A) the lines inside the 'zero' are all vertical lines B) there are other lines that cross the vertical ones.. 
Perf: 11.5
SG(370Ad,372A) Sc(229,230)

Beautiful stamp from another Landscape show us a lake dam..The stamp is from a series (12) 1949..
Perf: 12 x 11.5
SG(515) Sc(333)

from a series (13) "Regional Folk Customs (1977/1984)"
Perf: 11.5
SG(942,943,944) Sc(637,638,640)

 [Left] from a  series (4+SS) 1987 " Bicentenary of Tourism"

Perf: 11.5
SG(1134) Sc(813)
[Right] Complete series 1990 "50th anniv of Assistance for Mountain Communities"
Perf: 11.5
SG(1189) Sc(888)

stamps from a series (12) "The Post Past and Present (1986/1989)"
Perf: 13.5 x 13
SG(1112,1113) Sc(789,790)

Stamps from a series (5) "Swiss Design Classics (2003/2004)"
Perf: 11.5
SG(1573,1590) Sc(1168,1170)
[Self Adhesive stamps]

stamps from a series (11) 2007 "Birds"
Perf: 12.5 x 12
SG(1671,1672) Sc(1273,1274)
[Self Adhesive Stamps]

Let us now present stamps from two series from Libya 

from a series (6) issued in 17/03/1983 "25th Anniv of International Maritime Organization"
Perf: 14.5
SG(1304,1306,1307,1308) Sc(1091,1092,1093,1094)

Complete Series 17/08/1978 "Turkish-Libyan Friendship"
Perf: 13.5
SG(825,826,827) Sc(739,740,741)


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