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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:26 PM PT (US)

25 September 1910

Bern "hammer" canceler used on postcard, destination Constantinople.
Single 5 centimes stamp on other side of card paid international printed matter rate.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:48 AM PT (US)

24 September 1947

Postcard mailed to St Cergue from aboard the Bulle-Broc railway, a 5.4km spur of the Gruyère–Fribourg–Morat railway. This line was added in 1912 to provide rail access to the Cailler [now Nestlé] chocolate factory. Stops on the route are:
0.0km Bulle
1.3 La Tour-de-Trême
2.1 La Tour-de-Trême Parqueterie
3.8 Les Marches
4.4 Broc-Village
5.4 Broc-Fabrique
 Nestlé siding

One can still take tourist rides in a 1903 wagon to Broc during special rail-fan trips.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01:59 PM PT (US)

23 September 1912

This Ste Croix canceler was hand made by DeCoppet as a test rpior to making devices for the PTT to test in 1898. This survived after a modification in 1904 until the mid-1925s.

Ste. Croix [0.04] international collect packet card to Buzen, Roumania collect Fr18 for shipment.

From Wikipedia - "In 1883, the Thorens family business was first registered in Sainte-Croix (Ste-Croix), Vaud, Switzerland by Hermann Thorens. An initial producer of musical boxes and clock movements (which they were still producing in the 1950s), they started producing Edison-type phonographs in 1903."
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:44 AM PT (US)

22 September 1924

International letter to Wiesbaden, Prussia, 40 centimes, franked with two different color 20 centimes Tell stamps.
Entered the mail stream on the Langnau-Solothurn-Langnau railway. Nice cinderella on reverse of the Children's Hospital - Maison Blanche - in Leubringen/Evilard.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:44 PM PT (US)

21 September 1914

Free military post card entered the postal system on the Goldau-Rapperswil railway, destination within the Swiss Army.

The humorous card may be a play on words, which I don't understand.

It can't be long now
  Will they feed us by car?
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:49 AM PT (US)

20 September 1878

Fribourg to Kleinlützel.
Uprated 5 centimes postal card use to collect Fr15.70. Pair of 10 centimes stamps paid for collecting the amount due - 10 centimes per Fr10 to collect, total Fr15.95.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:05 AM PT (US)

19 September 1901

Postcard of Romanel posted at the Romanel sur Lausanne train station 19 September and cancelled aboard the Lausanne-Bercher Regional railway. The train was probably the last train of the day in the Lausanne direction where the card was held overnight for a trip back the next morning via the railway to Romanel, 20 September, for delivery. I don't think there is any other explanation.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:15 AM PT (US)

18 September 1902

Postcard of Lausanne view mailed at Cheseaux station and date stamped on the Lausanne-Bercher Regional railway, destination Thusis, Grisons.
You, maybe like me, are wondering why there is a designated place for the stamp in the upper right corner, yet the sender puts the stamp in the lower left which is supposed to be the location of a receiving date stamp!
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:10 AM PT (US)

17 September 1908

Postcard mailed from Tramelan Dessous destination Moutier. Processed abaord the Tramelan-Tavannes Regional railway.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:57 AM PT (US)

16 September 1864

Domestic letter from General Insurance Company, main office, St Gallen, to Niederuzwyl, transit St Gallen-Zürich railway and Uzwyl.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:16 AM PT (US)

15 September 1913

View of Lugano on postcard headed towards Paris, France via the Basel-Milano-Basel international mobile post office.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:38 AM PT (US)

14 September 1873?

Registered local letter from the Justice of the Peace in Littau, destination Luzern.
Cover canceled using a zwergstempel. This is one of a series of devices made by Güller without year date wheels made circa 1872-3 mainly for small second class post offices.
The 5 centimes stamp paid for the postage and the 10 centimes "tüblibrief" [postal envelope] paid the registration.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:30 AM PT (US)

13 September 1904

Postcard mailed from the Châtelard-Frontière station on the Martigny-Châtelard railway. This is the last station prior to entering France towards Chamonix destination Paris.
Edited 09-14-2020 10:30 AM
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:45 PM PT (US)

12 September 1906

Postal card from Herisau that entered the mail stram on the Appenzel-Winkeln railway, destination Zürich.
This is one of the few railway cancellers that does not include "ambulant" or "bahnpost" in its name making it more difficult to find since they usually aren't recognized by dealers.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:09 AM PT (US)

11 September 1902 (03)

Postcard addressed to Schönenburg, Toggenburg.
Luzern [8.01] razor cancel to Schönenberg-Toggenburg 11 September 1903 -11 am;
missent Kradolf-Schönenberg 11 September 1902;
forwarded to Schönengrund 12 September1902;
forwarded to St Peterzell 12 September 1902.

PS: Luzern ‘03 is an error, probably inadvertently changed when hour wheel was adjusted.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:21 AM PT (US)

10 September 1900

First day of use for this Bern Type 2 razor canceller for delivery within Bern.
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