Im adding to this thread a sad information that might be of interest for some of the collectors:
Hano Burtscher passed away on the 22nd of May 2023. I am quoting a local newspaper called "Poschtli" (automated translation from German):
In memory of HANO BURTSCHER Schaffhausen/Thusis (1946 to 2023)
The Burtscher-Muoth family (coming from Pontresina) settled in Thusis in 1952. Father Burtscher worked in the Emser-Werken, his wife took care of the household for the family of five with son Hano and the two daughters Julitta and Rita. After primary and secondary school in Thusis, Hano completed a four-year apprenticeship as a machine draftsman in the Emser workcn. Along the way, he discovered a love of painting and music, especially jazz, as a balance to his precision-demanding work. On the clarinet and alto saxophone he played with his friends mainly Dixieland and Swing.
After successfully completing his apprenticeship, he was drawn to Biel to apply his talent for drawing at the renowned watch company Omega. It was in Biel that he met his future wife Elisabeth. In 1973, the couple moved to Schaffhausen with their two sons Faro and Michael, where Hano left a lasting mark at IWC, first as a technical draftsman and then as an extremely creative watch designer. Hano still designed the famous Da Vinci collection in pencil and ink. In his spare time, he painted incessantly and listened to a lot of music.
Over 3000 long-playing records and several hundred Kcvox tapes testify to his love of jazz and classical music. In 1998 Ilano was elected the 67th Munot guardian. At the same time, his wife Elisabeth looked after the deer colony living there. A portrait of Burtscher and his many tasks on the Munot, a Schaffhausen landmark, was shown on Swiss television on 7 September.
December 1998 in an article that received much attention at the time. In recent years, Hano had struggled with several insidious diseases. On May 22, his strength finally left him. We will remember his friendship, his unconventional playing while improvising on the clarinet and saxophone, and his many artistically skillful and original paintings.
The obituary was written by Gieri Battaglia.