Monday, June 10, 2013

Gruss aus der Ostschweiz (Greetings from Eastern Switzerland)

Gruss aus der Ostschweiz
(translation from German: Greetings from Eastern)

Die Churfirsten, Alpabfahrt im Appenzellerland, Schwagalp mit Santis,
Werdenberg, Der Rheinfall, Rorschach,
Appenzell, Rapperswil, St. Gallen

written in German - here is what the pictures are of ...

The Churfirsten mountain range, Alpine pastures in Appenzell, Schwaegalp with Santis Mountain,
Werdenberg, The Rhine Falls, Rorschach,
Appenzell, Rapperswil, St. Gallen

postmarked in 2013 with two stamps from Switzerland

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Eastern Switzerland is the common name of the region situated to the north of Glarus Alps, with the cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St. Gallen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden and Glarus. The north of canton Graub√ľnden (with the city of Chur) is sometime considered to be part of Eastern Switzerland.
Switzerland stamp 1997
Swiss Railways Series 
Train and Conductor, 1847-1997 - 1.70
steam locomotive "Limmat" 

Switzerland stamp 1972
Pro Juventute 20 + 10

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Pro Juventute is a charitable foundation in Switzerland established in 1912. It is dedicated to supporting the rights and needs of Swiss children and youth.
Since 1913, the Swiss post office has issued an annual charity stamp series to support the work of Pro Juventute.  So on the above stamp, 20 is for postage, and 10 goes to the charity.

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