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The Bernina Range is a subrange of the Rhaetien Alps. Its highest peak is Piz Bernina at 4’049 m. Piz Bernina is the easternmost four-thousend-metre peak of the European Alps.

Switzerland 1907, Helvetia in the foreground.
(Helvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland)

In the background of the stamps it might bee the Tschierva Glacier.
The 12 centimes stamp is existing overprinted as 13 centimes stamp (1915) and the 10 centimes stamp was issued also as booklet of 50 stamps.

The backside of the booklet is showing Tschierva Glacier between the mountains Piz Scerscen (left) and Piz Roseg (right).
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Switzerland 1907, Helvetia in the foreground
(Helvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland)
The stamp is existing 10, 12 and 15 centimes. The 12 centimes stamp is existing overprinted as 13 centimes stamp (1915). In the background of the stamps it might bee the Tschierva Glacier. The 10 centimes stamp was issued also as booklet of 50 stamps.

The backside of the booklet is showing Tschierva Glacier between the mountains Piz Scerscen (left) and Piz Roseg (right).

 

Switzerland 1914, Stationery envelope.
(Stationery cards are existing as well)
The illustration depicts the mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

 

Switzerland 2007
Bernina Range, seen from the Corvatsch ski area above Roseg valley.

 

Switzerland 2009
Bernina Range, seen from the Morteratsch Valley.

Liechtenstein 1991, view from Maloja over Lake Sils to the lower peaks of the Bernina Range.
Painting of Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933)

Liechtenstein 1991, view from Maloja over Lake Sils to the lower peaks of the Bernina Range.
Painting of Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933).

Switzerland 1999, Bernina Range seen from Schafberg.
Painting of Giovanni Segantini 1858-1899, ¨Noon in the Alps¨.

Mzambique 2013, Transalpin.
The background of the stamp shows the Bernina Range.

The Transalpin operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is connecting the cities Graz in Austria with Zürich in Switzerland.
Background:
The background does not correspond with the landscape between the cities Graz and Zürich. It is the view from the "Montebello-Viewpoint" at the Bernina Pass raod. The viewpoint offers a view towards the 180 degrees horseshoe bend of the Bernina Railway with the marvellous view towards the Morteratsch Glacier and the Bernina Range. The EuroCity express "Transalpin" depicted on the stamp is not able to run the small 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge mountain railway line of the Bernina Express (Rhaetian Railway).

The stamp was issued in the series "Trains in Switzerland".

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