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Philately of Switzerland

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1541
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-22-2021
02:53 PM PT (US)

22 October 1868

International pre-UPU letter from Geneve to Taninges, France, canceled using one of Güller's first rotating date wheel cancellers invented in 1866. This mechanical design became the Swiss standard canceller and a major international standard for many years. It was so popular it became known internationally as the "Swiss style canceler".
1540
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-22-2021
02:49 PM PT (US)

21 October 1904

Double wide postcard of Geneve sent using 5 centimes stamp, canceled with Güller test canceler prior to acceptance of standard deCppet designed flueron cancellers ordered by PTT.
1539
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-20-2021
10:05 AM PT (US)

20 October 1906

Postcard from Lugano to Hotel Florida, Havana, Cuba.

The “Div. De Carteros, Rec’do/ Habana, Cuba” postmark shows it was received in Havana at the letter carriers division on 3 November, 1906.
1538
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-19-2021
10:38 AM PT (US)

19 October 1902

Uprated postal card from Pretoria, Transvaal, to Zürich, forwarded to Sackingen, Germany.
Zurich razor canceller used as receiving date stamp.
1537
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-18-2021
04:33 PM PT (US)

News today from Quicktopic adminstrators that after 21 years as a message board they will be closing this and all of their chat boards down as of Dec 1 with last messages postings on November 17.
As of today there have been 17,305 views of this board by 6176 users determined by ISP address since 2015. Thanks to all who have visited. I'll suggest that another person host an AHPS chat board funded by AHPS rather than myself. It has been fun, I only wish more collectors had participated.

So it goes - I will post my daily items until 30 October since I've selected them out of my collection to that point.

Today 18 October 1902

Postcard from Chicago, IL to Pension Tivoli, Luzern, Switzerland, forwarded to United States Consul, Paris, France, who reforwarded it to Hotel Balzar, Paris. Luzern razor cancel reasonably scarce as a forwarding date stamp.
1536
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-17-2021
03:27 PM PT (US)

17 October 1867

Nice early use of Güller's new rotating date stamp. Neuchatel to American Consul Basel. Must have been a double weight letter.
1535
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-16-2021
10:01 PM PT (US)

16 October 1906

Double postcard from Winterthur to Geneva. Since there is a message it went at the inland letter rate, thus 10 centimes, instead of the normal postcard rate of 5 centimes.

Illustration of Winterthur Technikum - founded in 1874 as the Technikum Winterthur, the School of Engineering as an academic and research institution.
1534
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-15-2021
11:41 AM PT (US)

15 October 1912

A nice block of four 100 centimes postage due stamps probably used for internal accounting purposes. The Lausanne Consig.Mess. canceller was used in the money collecting and accounting office.
1533
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-14-2021
11:59 AM PT (US)

14 October 1899

2 centimes wrapper uprated for international rate to Schwenwald, Baden.
Date stamp is Ste Croix deCoppet canceller, a prototype to test his improved 1889 mechanism. He first sent this to Ste Croix in 1897. The PTT allowed it to be used prior to the issuance of his series of 10 razor cancellers in October 1898.
1532
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-13-2021
04:22 PM PT (US)

13 October 1900

Doubleweight letter sent from London, England to Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern. Postage due because short paid. Standard International letter should have been 2 1/2d, double weight 5d, so 2d short = 10 centimes per 1d = 20 centimes short plus penalty of 20 centimes!
1531
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-12-2021
09:11 AM PT (US)

12 October 1901

Postcard from Aarau (razor cancel) noon, to Bern received 3pm.
One card of a series of 10 illustrating "schützenfestes" commemorative coins and other coins from the 19th century.
These cards were all part of the same correspondence between 10 October and 14 November.
1530
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-11-2021
02:45 PM PT (US)

11 October 1932

Domestic Registered Express letter from Solothurn to Basel, fee 1 franc. Nice use of solo 1Fr Disarmement stamp.
1529
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-11-2021
02:43 PM PT (US)

10 October 1900

First day of use for this razor canceller, Bern to Palazzolo sul'Oglio, Italy. Postal card was valid from 2 July 1900 to 31 December and was part of issue commemorating the 25th anniversary of the UPU.
1528
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-11-2021
02:41 PM PT (US)

9 October 1922

International double weight letter from Bern (razor cancel) to Villefranche, France.
Stamps from sheet printed to make booklet panes, but also sold as sheets to the public.
1527
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10-10-2021
10:11 PM PT (US)
Hi David121314,
"Amazing postcards, I am starting to collect a variety of postcards from a few nations.". . . . . .

Thanks for the comment about postcards. I appreciate your post on this chat board and hope you will return and make relevant philatelic posts in the future. Don't feel bad, but I'm deleting your previous post since it contains a commercial non-philatelic link. I try to keep this board all about stamps, and covers, and postcards, etc., etc..
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