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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01:16 PM PT (US)

6 December 1942

Swiss Day of the Stamp Geneve to St Gallen.
I'm not sure what this combination of stamps is considered. All suggestions welcome, tete-beche K-21, or se tenant Z7.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:37 AM PT (US)

5 December 1901

Post card from Diablerets to Sistow, Bulgaria received 27 December (Julian calendar - 14 December Gregorian) This town is on the Danube river on the border between Bulgaria and Romania. The card probably transited Vienna and Sofia.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04:19 PM PT (US)

4 December 1903

Very early use (issued 30 October 1903) of the new fleuron style cancelers made by Güller according to DeCoppet's design and patent.
Nachnahme post card to France. Any explanation of the rate would be appreciated.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07:23 AM PT (US)

3 December 1917

Local unfranked letter. Should have had a 5 centimes stamp by sender, since unfranked = double postage = 10 centimes due.
Bern razor cancel.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:35 AM PT (US)

2 December 1918

Wrapper from Office of the President of Panama to the Panamanian Consul in Geneve received 2 December, forwarded to Lausanne, received 3 December. Few items to Switzerland are known of any kind from Panama.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03:42 PM PT (US)

December 1, 1874

International pre-UPU letter to St Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France, received 2 December.
Ambulant 1a December 1, transit Suisse Ambulant Marseilles No1, Decmber 1.

Grand Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, printed return address on reverse. Very early use of hotel stationery.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:24 PM PT (US)

30 November 1867

International pre-UPU letter from Glarus to Patrasso, Greece. 95 centimes rate from Swiss zone 2, rate in effect 1 February 1867.

Glarus , transit Zurich-Chur ambulant 30 November, transit Chur 30 November, transit Trieste 3 December. Arrived Patrasso December 1 Julian, (December 14 Gregorian.) Greece used the Julian calandar until 1923.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:17 AM PT (US)

29 November 1921

Luzern razor canceler used as a receiving date stamp,11am, in the Express office of the Luzern Post Office. Card from Karlsruhe, Baden, mailed 6-7 evening of the 28th.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:34 AM PT (US)

28 November 1868

International single rate pre-UPU letter from Geneve to Leeds, England, received 30 November.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:32 AM PT (US)

27 November 1997

Oberglatt to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station arriving November 27.
Airmail cover sent via San Francisco, which would have transited New Zealand for the South Pole.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:57 AM PT (US)

26 November 1888

Rorbas nachnahme letter to collect Fr4.20, addressed to Zürich and refused.
10 centimes postage plus 10 centimes to collect under 10Fr.

UPU approved Refusé labels had just been introduced in Switzerland. This is one of the earliest known uses of a Refusé label.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:48 AM PT (US)

25 November 1900

International letter from Porto, Portugal to Zurich, received 25 November. A great example showing why sellers should show reverse sides of covers.
Receiving date stamps were added to the backs of envelopes and the address side of post cards. Razor devices used as receiving date stamps are usually more difficult to find than when used on outgoing mail.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
06:24 PM PT (US)

24 November 1870

International letter from Basel to Amsterdam.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:23 PM PT (US)

23 November 1878

International postcard from Geneva to Brünn, Moravia. Privately printed postcard advertsing international shipping company. Notice space for stamp is for upper left and date stamp at upper right. The company obviously knew the stamp would be cancelled and a second date stamp would be placed on the card, so the clerk got a great center strike on the stamp, but missed the right circle!
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:18 PM PT (US)

22 November 1870

Cross border rate letter to Bonneville, France, from Geneva. Rate to France was 30 centimes, cross-border rate 20 centimes.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:02 AM PT (US)

21 November 1903
Basel to the German Consulate, Nagasaki, Japan received 8 January.
International postcard.

This Basel canceler was the second production device made by Güller after acceptence of DeCoppet's flexible-head design. This series of cancellers is identified by the fleuron decoration and they were made until 1914 when the design was changed to include stars instead of fleurons.
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