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    Posted: 29 May 2010 at 06:14

Switzerland has had a long record of innovation in stamp design and printing.   The Basel Dove and the Zurich and Geneva Locals being the first exemplars of their kind in multicolored printing and duplex design.  The Swiss have continued this tradition in both their definitives and most especially in their municipal revenue stamps.   Some Favorites of mine are shown below.   What do you think?

AARAU



AARGAU



LOCARNO



LUGANO



SOLOTHURN





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I think they are very nice. The art work and colours are very appealing to one's eye. 
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I like the AARAU - the one with the great town scene best.   Which one is your favorite?
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These are delicious.  And I agree about the AARAU townscape.  
With a memory full of ships, and seas, and perilous headlands, and the shining Pharos, he must apply his long sighted eyes to the petty niceties of drawing. - Robert Louis Stevenson
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I would have to agree with you Ambrofos - the townscape is very elegant, I very much like the way the border has that soft flowing art nouveau style yet the town is drawn with straight lines and angles - but the artist has connected the two by the wispy clouds in the sky, engraved in the same style and weight of line as the town but with the soft curves of the frame.
 
The typefaces follow the same way - the titles in a flowing organic typeface but the practical elements of price and currency in a harder, bolder style which complements the verticals of the towers and spires in the illustration. 
 
Very tastefully done and a great example of the designer, illustrator and engraver working together.  What a pity the individuals who co-operated on these tiny works of art are not recorded somewhere.


Edited by Colin - 02 June 2010 at 21:55
My Etsy shop - FarFetchedPhilately - is now open again :-)



https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FarFetchedPhilately

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My favourite has to be the AARGAU stamp. For novelty value.
I'm trying to imagine the artist capturing the image of that boy posing blowing the two horns with that expression on his face.
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