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WaldshutPerson was signed in when posted
02-28-2021
04:10 PM PT (US)

Z78B 12.9.1900

Here is a cancel I got recently, tickled my fancy: the famous UPU commemorative with the allegorical Mademoiselle UPU throwing mail from heaven, and looking desperate for a square meal. There's gotta be a story there.
Edited 02-28-2021 04:23 PM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-28-2021
11:53 AM PT (US)

28 February

Well, I don't have any really decent 28 February items, so thought this a suitable substitution.

29 February 1904
A postcard was mailed at the Bendlikon-Kilchberg post office, destination Trogen, Appenzell.
This at first appears to be an ambulant cancel, but it's not. These two communities have been associated with each other for centuries - from Wikipedia - "Kilchberg is first mentioned in 1248 as Hilchberch. In 1250 it was mentioned as Kilchperch.[3] It grew out of the mediaeval village of Bendlikon (first mentioned in 1250 as Benklinkon) where Kilchberg was just a section of the village."

This device was part of the first set of cancelers made by Güller to confirm that his design could be mass produced. This device was issued 20 October 1903.
Edited 02-28-2021 11:54 AM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-27-2021
05:18 PM PT (US)

27 February 1919

Postal card from Fleurier and mailed at the station for Verrieres, processed aboard the Travers-Buttes railway, an elongation of the Val de Travers railway.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-27-2021
10:29 AM PT (US)
James -
There was a Swiss exhibition, 175 Jahre Baseler Taube, which had this exhibit included.
I think you might be interested.
http://175jahrebaslertaube.ch/de/sammlung/9800-0906100001/
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James andersonPerson was signed in when posted
02-27-2021
10:01 AM PT (US)
Thanks Roger was hoping to find a trading partner
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-26-2021
12:01 PM PT (US)
Welcome James - sorry, I know nothing about soldier stamps other than generic information.
As to WWI issues, I can only think that one must pay attention to Swiss auction houses and look for soldier stamp collections and accumulations. Obviously you have the Sulser Soldier Stamp catalogue.
I did find this address for a collector of soldier stamps. I have no idea whether or nor he is still collecting this area, but he may be able to point you in the right direction. He wrote numerous articles for the American Helvetia Philatelic Society. Rudy Schaelchli, PO Box 515, Millerton, NY 12546

Roger
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-26-2021
10:00 AM PT (US)

26 February 1920

Postcard from Schwarzenberg and processed aboard the Bern-Schwarzenberg railway. Destination ???
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James andersonPerson was signed in when posted
02-26-2021
09:49 AM PT (US)
Interested in more difficult WWI Soldier Stamp items. Any good suggestions?
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-25-2021
10:02 AM PT (US)

25 February 1921

Postcard mailed in Bauma and processed aboard the Winterthur-Rüti railway, destination Lenzburg.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-24-2021
11:00 AM PT (US)

24 February 1910

Postcard mailed in Gstaad and processed aboard the Montreux-Zweisimmen section of the Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway. Destination of card - Limoges, France.
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WaldshutPerson was signed in when posted
02-23-2021
12:36 PM PT (US)
If it was any better, I couldn't afford it!
Happily, Aaron
Edited 02-23-2021 05:01 PM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-23-2021
10:17 AM PT (US)
Waldshut - They don't get much better than that - ); >)
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-23-2021
10:15 AM PT (US)

23 February 1901

Domestic postal card from basel to Zürich.
Basel razor canceler was a design test for future razor cancellers and used for about three years [100-1903], though very difficult to find!
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WaldshutPerson was signed in when posted
02-23-2021
06:32 AM PT (US)

A Geneva Sackstempel on a Z49
After the PD was removed: http://www.philaworld.ch/index.php/Sackstempel
Edited 02-23-2021 06:35 AM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-22-2021
11:11 AM PT (US)

22 February 1917

Business postcard to Fehraltorf from Chur cancelled with razor canceller.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02-22-2021
09:57 AM PT (US)
Hello Ricardo,

You should get a Swiss certificate for this stamp. There were so many forgeries and replicas made especially during the 19th century that a certificate is required to obtain a real price. Otherwise, everyone will assume it is a replica or forgery.

Scroll down for a list of Swiss experts - https://www.filatelia.fi/experts/areass.html
Edited 02-22-2021 09:57 AM
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