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150 years Rigi Railways, First-day cover

Product number A354590

Miniature sheet (8 stamps, postage value CHF 8.00) on first day cover (FDC) C5

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CHF 11.20 *incl. VAT

*valid within Switzerland and Liechtenstein
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Release date: 06.05.2021

Pre-order possible (The product will be sent directly to you from 29.04.2021. The product is valid for postage from 06.05.2021.)

Deliverable to: Worldwide

Please note: this item is intended for collectors and cannot be used for franking.

The Rigi is one of Switzerland’s leading tourist attractions. Located in the center of the country, the Queen of the Mountains can be reached by several railways nowadays. Europe’s first mountain railway opened 150 years ago. The idea was doggedly pursued by its creator Niklaus Riggenbach, the engineer who designed the railway. After patenting his invention of running trains up inclines using a cogwheel system in France in 1863, more and more people put faith in his plan. On 21 May 1871, the Vitznau-Rigi Railway was officially opened as Europe’s first mountain railway. The special stamp created to mark the 150th anniversary shows the famous view from the Rigi over Lake Lucerne and the magnificent peaks of Stanserhorn, Bürgenstock and Pilatus. Traction unit no.1, depicted in red, is typical of Rigi Railways’ rolling stock and is travelling on the anniversary route. The designers from “Büro Nord” in Küssnacht am Rigi were able to gain inspiration for their design literally by looking out of the window.

Manufacturer and brand

EAN 7640376395398

Philately

Self-adhesive No
Subject 150 years Rigi Railways
Topic Jubilee
Stamped Cancelled

Dimensions

Format C5

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