The Dents du Midi is a mountain chain situated in the Chablais Alps in Switzerland. It is composed of seven distinct summits and reaches a height of 3'257 metres.
First ascent of its highest peak "La Haute Cime" 3'257 m: 1784 by Jean-Maurice Clément.
Switzerland 1931, Dents du Midi.
The stamp shows a view from the Lavaux vineyards.
* In the coil rolls, the back of every fifth stamp had a control number printed on it. These control numbers were printed on top of the gum, so there is no way to tell used coil stamps, that have been soaked off envelopes, apart from the sheet stamps.
The picture of the stamp is identic to an old engraving. The point of view is from the "Hotel du Monde" in Grandvaux. The stamp shows the vineyards, the church of Cully, the bay and beach of Moratel, surrounded by poplar trees. In the background the Chablais alps, seen from Grandvaux.
The picture, from the topographic point of view, does not correspond with the real view. The Dents du Midi cannot be seen from Grandvaux. The stamp shows the view with Dents du Midi, seen from Montreux, which is situated about 20 kilometres east of Grandvaux.
Switzerland 1954, Dent du Midi.
Switzerland / China 1998, Château de Chillon and Dents du Midi.
Switzerland 1998, miniaturesheet.
The miniaturesheet exists also with a golden overprinting "China 99 World Philatelic Exhibition", and special postmark "The Swiss Post in Beijng". It does not exist in mint, only on numbered envelopes.
Switzerland 2005, Château de Chillon & Dents du Midi.
From the topographic point of view, the mountain at the right is the Pointe de Bellevue (2'042 m).
The right part of the illustration represents the Dents du Midi.
The illustration is identic with the upper part of an old Swiss Travel Poster for the Jura-Simplon Railway line.
The miniaturesheet was issued in the series "150 Years Swiss Railways".