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.