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Allen Jenkins
04-27-2017
06:41 PM PT (US)
I should have waited a day or so. My USPS delivery comes in the late afternoon. ANd, today along came my May TELL> I will be more patient next time.
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George Struble
04-27-2017
10:54 AM PT (US)
They were mailed Tuesday, from Colorado. You should receive yours by May 1. Sometimes we're earlier, but it took some time to get all the stuff from our St. Louis meeting.

And it was good to have /you/ among the participants in St. Louis!
Cheers!

George
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-27-2017
10:36 AM PT (US)
Allen - I got mine yesterday, so look for yours in the next couple of days.

I notice that wherever Tell is mailed from the post office is not cancelling the envelopes, so it's impossible to know when they are mailed. This has happened with previous issues as well. Not very "Swiss" in my opinion! LOL
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Allen Jenkins
04-27-2017
09:46 AM PT (US)
Has the May edition of TELL been sent out yet? I haven't received mine in the post.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-27-2017
09:28 AM PT (US)
Hi, Welcome to the Board.

The stamp looks genuine. There are a few forged stamps of this issue, but I've never seen one. What you will find are fake cancelations on the 1881 series where the used value is large compared to the unused value. Anything above the 25 centimes stamp should have a certificate.

If you have questions about these or any other Swiss item, post an image and we'll try to help.

Roger
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Crazy Monkey
04-27-2017
02:06 AM PT (US)

Switzerland Scott #46

I just got this stamp. It is thinned, but I want to know if it is genuine. Is this series commonly forged?
Edited 04-27-2017 02:07 AM
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Raul A Gonzalez
04-16-2017
08:21 AM PT (US)
George - See items 136/137 below
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George Valby
04-15-2017
10:10 PM PT (US)

I am at a loss to identify the "mailing label" or automat stamp shown in the image. The cancel seems to read "BERN 3 BUNDESHAUS" and be dated 7.V.??
Any help will be appreciated!
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Raul A Gonzalez
04-07-2017
04:21 PM PT (US)
Dick

My guess is that Standing Helvetias without watermark would be pretty rare, and several would be much rarer. Have you tried a watermark fluid placing the stamp on a black surface, as some watermarks could be very light ? Let most of the liquid vaporize to better see the WM. Watermarks are the elliptical one with a small cross in the center (2 different types), and only large crosses. There could be a number of exemptions, such as trial runs or gray prints used to show where to find a variety (and maybe also counterfeits I don't know about).

Could you attach images of front and reverse of those stamps ? What is the difference between control mark and watermark?

Raul
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Dick Martino
04-07-2017
02:57 PM PT (US)
While cataloging Standing Helvetias I run across some examples that show no impressed control mark and no true watermark. I am assuming that these are most likely stamps that failed to receive the impressed control mark. Would that be a proper assumption?
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Raul A Gonzalez
03-16-2017
07:34 PM PT (US)
Calvin

If im not wrong the seven varieties listed in the SBK catalog apply to cards CANCELLED on Zurich 1.XII.40, so you need to show the front of the card, not the reverse. The additional lowest listed value is for the unused card (possibly the one you enclosed?).

Raul
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Calvin Deem
03-16-2017
04:51 PM PT (US)

This is the back of a stamp day card "Zurich 7.XII.41". The catalogue lists several varieties of the card. I am trying to determine which this is.

Thanks
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03-06-2017
03:15 PM PT (US)
One - Her is a complete article about Swiss proofs an private printings. Published in the UK Helvetia Society Newsletter.

http://www.cpde.ch/PDF/RL/2016-RL-HPS.pdf
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03-03-2017
09:54 AM PT (US)
There are three 50 centimes values on this page:

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_odkw=proof&...drucke&_sacat=40379
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