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Mount Pilatus is a mountain massif situated close to the city of Lucerne. The massif has several peaks. The highest one is Mt. Tomlishorn in the Emmental at 2'128 metres. Pilatus Kulm at 2'170 m is connected with the world's steepest cog railway (maximum gradient of 48% and an average gradient of 35%.) from Alpnachstad and with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways from Kriens.

Switzerland 1941, Lake Lucerne.

Mount Pilatus, part of a summit panorama.
The full panorama with more than 200 identified peaks you can see here.

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Switzerland 1934
Mt. Pilatus, view from Stansstad

The Schnitzturm castle of Stansstad in the foreground.





The following tête-bêche pairs are existing:

 

Switzerland 1936
Mt. Pilatus, view from Stansstad

The Schnitzturm castle of Stansstad in the foreground.

existing:
with different gums
as coil stamps *

The following tête-bêche pairs are existing:

existing with different gums
existing with different gums
existing with different gums

Switzerland 1948
Mt. Pilatus, view from Stansstad

The Schnitzturm castle of Stansstad in the foreground.

existing as coil stamp as well*



The following tête-bêche pairs are existing:

existing with different gums
 

* 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 1941
Mt. Pilatus in the background and Mt. Bürgenstock in the foreground.


The stamps were issued in the series "Definitive - Airmail Stamps".

The picture, from the topographic point of view, does not correspond with the real view. The stamp shows Mount Bürgenstock from Vitznau village at Lake Lucerce. From that viewpoint the Pilatus is behind Bürgenstock and cannot been seen. The stamp shows Pilatus seen from a viewpoint near Weggis.

The Bürgentock mountain forms a peninsula in the Lake Lucerne. On its northern side the mountain is very steep. Here the highest exterior elevator of Europe ("Hammetschwand elevator") connects the summit and a rock path with the lookout point Hammetschwand on the Bürgenstock plateau.

 

Switzerland 1991 Pilatus massif mountain stamp

Switzerland 1949, Pilatus massif in the background.

 

Paraguay 1979, Funicular in Switzerland.
It is a view between the station Ämsigen and the Rotegg-Tunnel

 

Switzerland 1987, Zytturm in the city of Zug.
View across Lake Zug, the small summit in the background is the Mt. Pilatus.

The stamp was issued in the series "200 Years Tourism".

Zug panorama, panoramic view from the lake side of Zug.
The town of Zug in Central Switzerland is the capital city of the Canton of Zug. The town, located on the northern shore of the lake of Zug is not only the headquarter for a number of multinational enterprises. From the lake side there is also a great mountain view. Between the Rigi and Pilatus is even a view towards the Bernese Alps.

The panorama with identified peaks you can see here.

Switzerland 1991 Rigi mountain railway Pilatus stamp Dominica

Dominica 1991, Vitznau-Rigi-Railway over the Schnurtobel-Viaduct in the foreground.
In the background the Mt. Bürgenstock (left) and Mount Pilatus (middle).

 

 

Dominica 1991, the cog railcar to Mount Pilatus in the foreground.
Mount Titlis and other peaks of the Urner Alps in the background.

 

 Tanzania 1991, cog railcar to Mount Pilatus.

The stamp shows the cog railcar PB Bhm 1/2, built (1886–1889) by Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur. Two of this old cog railcars are still existing. One is in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne and the other in German Museum, Munich (Germany).

 

Central African Republic 2012 "Funiculaires".
The illustration shows the cog railway to Mount Pilatus.
The postage stamp shows the cable car to the Sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Switzerland 2014, "125 year Anniversary Pilatus cog Railway".
The stamp was issued in miniaturesheets of 10 stamps.
The Pilatus Railway began operations under steam power on 4 June 1889. It took 600 men 400 days to build the line.

 

Switzerland 2017 200 years of Hergiswil glass craftsmanship stamp Mount Pilatus

Switzerland 2017, 200 years of Hergiswil glass craftsmanship.
The stilyzed mountain in the background is Mt. Pilatus.

 

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