|Face value||CHF 1.00|
|Motif||Herbstlängler / Hermannsbirne / Kugeläugstler / Rote Holzbirne / Sülibirne / Sulser Längler / Tollbirne / Wolfsbirne|
Eight se-tenant stamps printed on one sheet showing indigenous pears continue the stamp series of old fruit varieties. For this series, the scientific illustrator Angelo Boog depicts, accurate in every detail, the pear varieties Rote Holzbirne, Hermannsbirne, Herbstlängler, Sülibirne, Kugeläugstler, Wolfsbirne, Sulser Längler and Tollbirne (face value: CHF 1.00 each).
Old, tall pear trees are impressive, characteristic features of the landscape. They produce high yields and are special eye-catchers when in blossom. Most pears are processed immediately after harvesting as many can only be stored for a short period. They are mainly used for making cider and are mixed with apples. The Sülibirne pear is one of the varieties used as a cider pear. In addition to cider, other tasty products, such as brandy, can be made through distillation. While many varieties used to be mixed together, most distilleries today use distillates made of one variety only. Pears referred to as “Länglerbirnen”, such as the Herbstlängler, are typical of the region. These are ideal for drying, which people often used to do in their own ovens at home. Dried fruit is still used today for preparing traditional pear bread.
Gutenberg AG, Schaan
UPM Raflatac, 110 g/m2, white
Unik OBA free/perm/K80W,