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...]
[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"
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...]..in 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..
Beautiful stamp from another Landscape series..it show us a lake dam..The stamp is from a series (12) 1949..
Perf: 12 x 11.5
from a series (13) "Regional Folk Customs (1977/1984)"
[Left] from a series (4+SS) 1987 " Bicentenary of Tourism"
[Right] Complete series 1990 "50th anniv of Assistance for Mountain Communities"
stamps from a series (12) "The Post Past and Present (1986/1989)"
Perf: 13.5 x 13
Stamps from a series (5) "Swiss Design Classics (2003/2004)"
[Self Adhesive stamps]
stamps from a series (11) 2007 "Birds"
Perf: 12.5 x 12
[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"
Complete Series 17/08/1978 "Turkish-Libyan Friendship"