Thursday, March 19, 2015

Karl Bickel [ 1st Part : 1923/1945 Switzerland stamps ]

[Switzerland] (b 1886/d 1982)

Educated as a lithographer and cliché drawer, he became technical director in a Zurich Advertising Atelier from 1904 to 1908. During this period he went to the Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich and from 1914 to 1918 worked for the Graphic Institute J.E. Wolfensberger Zurich. He received his first jobs  from PTT (Swiss Post) for stamps and advanced to the most well-known stamp printer in Switzerland. In 1924, Bickel moved to Walenstadtberg and started working on the monumental mosaic work PAX MAL in which he created the walls in his own relief-mosaic technique [ ]

Switzerland 1923/1925 "Air Mail" (7,3,3) [Typo (PTT Printing Bureau,Berne)] Sc(C3,...,C9)

Switzerland 1927 "Centenary of the Death of  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi" (4,4,1) [Recess (Survey Department)] Sc(B43)

Switzerland 1932 "50th Anniversary of St. Gotthard Railway" (3,3,3) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (Orell Fussli, Zurich)] Sc(216,...,218) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

Switzerland 1932 "Eugen Huber (Jurist)" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess] Sc(B64)

Switzerland 1933 "Jean Baptiste Girard (Le Pére Gregoire)" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (Orell Fussli, Zurich)] Sc(B68)

Switzerland 1934 "Albrecht Von Haller" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (Orell Fussli, Zurich)] Sc(B72)

Switzerland 1935 "Stefano Franscini" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (Orell Fussli, Zurich)] Sc(B76)

Switzerland 1935 "Hospital Charity" (3,3,3) [Typo] Sc(S13,...,S15) [ Stamps issued with and without Control Number ]

Switzerland 1936/1942 "Landscapes" (11,9,9) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(227,...,236)

Switzerland 1936 "Johann Georg Nageli" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (Orell Fussli, Zurich) ] Sc(B81)

Switzerland 1937 "General Henn Dufour" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT Printing Bureau, Berne)] Sc(B85)

Switzerland 1938 "New Assembly" (3,3,3) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(244,...,246)

Switzerland 1938 "Salomon Gessner" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT Printing Bureau, Berne)] Sc(B91)

Switzerland 1939 "National Exhibition, Zurich" (3,3,2) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (Design) Photo (Coat of Arms) (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(247,...,249) [ in fact, there are 9 stamps in this series, because they were issued 3 series with labels in French, German and Italian.. ]

Switzerland 1939 "General Hanz Herzog" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT Printing Bureau, Berne)] Sc(B96)

Switzerland 1940 "Gottfried Keller" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(B106)

Switzerland 1941/1959 "Various Designs" (9,9,9) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(270,...,278)

Switzerland 1941 "200th Anniversary of the Death of Johann Kasper Lavater (Philosopher) and of the Death of Daniel Jean Richard" (2,2,2) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(B112,B113)

Switzerland 1942 "Niklaus Rigennbach / Konrad Escher von Der Linth" (2,2,2) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (Mint,Berne)] Sc(B120,B121)

Switzerland 1943 "Centenary of the Death of Philip Emmanuel von Fellenberg (Economist)" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(B126)

Switzerland 1944 "Centenary of the Birth of Numa Dros (Statesman)" (1) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(B137)

Switzerland 1945 "Centenaries of Birth of Ludwig Forrer and Suzanna Orelli" (2,2,2) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(B150,B151)

Switzerland 1945 "Peace" (14,13,3) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess (PTT PB,Berne)] Sc(303,...,305) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

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