Page 11b - the UPU monument

Postcard of the UPU monument, Bern

This is a good place to explore UPU commemoratives as the GB colonies set of 1949 (issued in Antigua and 60+ other colonies) set was an early example of the many stamps showing the Bern monument.


1909 postal stationery, Switzerland

The monument, by René de St-Marceaux, was unveiled in 1909, the UPU's 25th anniversary. The lady in the Swiss card forms part of the monument but is not shown clearly in the colour view (the photograph should have been taken with the sun on the left).

There are hundreds of stamps showing the monument, many of which Deane [1] classifies as nude and I will show some of them below.

         
Antigua
1949
SG Sc103
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GB
1949
SG Sc277
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Switzerland
1999
SG Sc1048-49
see fdc overleaf
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1909 postal stationery, Switzerland


page written May 2014