Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bernhard Reber [1st Part (1937/1964) Swiss Stamps ]

[Switzerland] (b 1910/d 1992)

"BERNHARD REBER showed his artistic talent already as a schoolboy. (..) he came at the age of 13 to Lucerne, where as a pupil of the Cantonal High School be produced some excellent reproductions of the first Swiss issues. His early interest in stamp designing prevailed throughout his distinguished career. After studies at the Art academies in Lucerne, Leipzig, Prague and later in Paris, he was commissioned by the Swiss Federal Railway to designs many propaganda posters, and we find him soon in the forefront of the young generation of European artists. In 1937 comes the first of a long series of commissions from the P.T.T. (..) Many foreign postal authorities enlisted his art, and among his other little masterpieces are Luxembourg's air mail stamps of 1946, issued of the United Nations, San Marino etc."


Switzerland 1937 "Mobile P.O." (1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(237)

Switzerland 1940 "National Festival and Red Cross Fund" (4,4,2) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B101,B102)

Switzerland 1943 "National Philatelic Exhibition, Geneve" (1 MS) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B132) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1947 "Air Mail / First Geneva/New york 'SwissAir' Flight" (1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(C42)

Switzerland 1947 "Centenary of Swiss Railways" (4,4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(308)

Switzerland 1950 "National Festival / Red Cross Fund" (5,5,1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess][Photo (Coat of Arms)] Sc(B191)

Switzerland 1954 "Publicity Issue" (4,4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(348)

Switzerland 1956 "Publicity Issue" (4,4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(355)

Switzerland 1959 "Pro Patria / For Swiss Citizens Abroad" (5,5,1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess] Sc(B282)

Switzerland 1961 "Publicity Issue" (4,4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(405) image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1963 "Europa" (1) [Des (Arne Holm)][Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(416,417)  image credit of Stampworld ] 

Switzerland 1964 "Publicity Issue" (4,4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(434)

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