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Monte San Salvatore is a 912 metres high mountain and rises above the city of Lugano in the southern part of Switzerland in the Lugano Prealps. 

Its peak is connected from San Paradiso by a funicular. On its top there is a 80 metres high tv-tower and a viewing platform, which offers a 360-degree view.

 

mountainstamp.com Switzerland San Salvatore mountain stamp 1929

Switzerland 1929, Lake Lugano and Monte San Salvatore.

1938
The Church of Castagnola and the Monte San Salvatore in the background.

existing:
with different gums
as coil stamps *

The following tête-bêche pairs are existing:

tête-bêche
(existing with different gums).
tête-bêche with cutter
(existing with different gums).
tête-bêche with cutter

1948
The Church of Castagnola and the Monte San Salvatore in the background.

existing:
with different gums

The following tête-bêche pairs are existing:

tête-bêche
(existing with different gums).
tête-bêche with cutter
* 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. 

 Switzerland 1949, Monte San Salvatore (left) and the dam of Melide in the foreground.
From the topographic point of view it might be the village Serpiano.


mountainstamp.com Switzerland San Salvatore mountain stamp Hungary label 1977 Regiophil

Hungary 1977, "Regiophil XII Lugano"
The label shows the Monte San Salvatore.

 

Switzerland 1998 Monte San Salvatore stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Switzerland 1998, Olivenhain near Lugano
Painting by Jean-Frédéric Schnyder.
A view from near "Parco degli Ulivi" (near Gandria) towards the Monte San Salvatore.
 The stamp was issued in the series "Views of Switzerland".

 

Switzerland 2014, "City of Lugano".
The door to the Parco Civico-Ciani and Monte San Salvatore.

Switzerland 2014, Stationery Card
Lugano 2014, Philatelic Exhibition.

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