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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-30-2019
06:28 PM PT (US)

30 January 1937

 
Escholzmatt to Steinhusen, Walhusen.
Nachnahme card requesting 3Fr for ½ year subscription. Escholzmatt to Steinhusen, Walhusen.
This is not a collect by postman, therefore, postcard postage 20 centimes.
Refused!

Unusual stamp for this service.
315
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-28-2019
02:15 PM PT (US)

28 January 1915

First day of issues for the surcharged 1 on 2centimes, and the 13 on 12 is listed as issued 29 January.
A local letter within Arbon, probably by a stamp collector since the franking, 32 centimes, does not match any normal rate.
314
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-27-2019
10:56 AM PT (US)

27 January 1870

Chur to Neuchâtel
Probably a dues request to a Member of the Swiss Forestry Association.
Printed matter including receipt for Fr5.12
Domestic postage 2 centimes, 10 centimes to collect under 10Fr.
313
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-26-2019
12:25 PM PT (US)

26 January 1877

Baden to OberEngstringen [population 322 in 1888].
Newspaper subscription request Fr6.20 plus 20 centimes fee. Domestic postage 10 centimes, plus 10 centimes to collect under 10 Francs.
312
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-25-2019
01:49 PM PT (US)

25 January 1866

Zurich to Zurzach District Office.
Domestic double weight letter. Block of four 5 centimes stamps.
311
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2019
01:17 PM PT (US)

24 January 1873

Domestic postal card uprated for use to Berlin.

Countries that accepted postal cards at this time were Austria and the German States, then later Belgium, Rumania, and the USA at varying rates until July 1875, when a standard rate was determined and postal cards were accepted by many more countries.

There were no Swiss 10 centimes cards available for international use until April 1874.
310
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2019
12:04 PM PT (US)

22 January 1873

Domestic letter Geneve to Crédit Mutuel de la Vallée, Sentier. Ten centimes domestic letter.
"Crédit Mutuel de la Vallée SA is an independent regional bank created in 1865." 2015 being the bank's 150th anniversary.
309
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-21-2019
11:01 AM PT (US)

21 January 1868

International letter from Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris.
30 centimes paid to destination.
308
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-19-2019
02:34 PM PT (US)
John,
No. International had a penalty equal to the shortage. So if short 5 centimes, + penalty 5 centimes. 10 centimes collected. Must have been marked by the country of origin that "tax" was due.

Domestic - shortage collected.
307
Postage DuesPerson was signed in when posted
01-19-2019
01:08 AM PT (US)
Roger,

So, not subject to double-deficiency?

John
306
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-19-2019
12:38 AM PT (US)
Hi John,

It was an attempt at sending printed matter at the old rate. The sender appears to have uprated it for an item weighing 50>250gms, rate = 5 centimes,

BUT

January 1, 1921 the under 50gms rate increased to 5 centimes and the rate increased from 5 to 10 centimes for 50 -250 gms. The date on your item appears to be May 31, 1921. Your wrapper was, therefore, short 5 centimes.
305
Postage DuesPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
09:21 PM PT (US)

Hello everyone,

Here is another taxed item that I am trying to decipher.

Why was it deficient?

Thanks for your help.


John
Edited 01-18-2019 09:22 PM
304
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
12:44 PM PT (US)

18 January 1859

Registered letter Grosswangen, via Luzern to Baar. [red squiggle marks confirm registration in Luzern area]
Red ink used to cross out Baar as this was "not accepted", see lower left "nicht angenommen".
Letter returned to Grosswangen.
Postage 10 centimes, registration 10 centimes.
303
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-17-2019
02:18 PM PT (US)

17 January 1929
Most likely a dues request from the Men's Choir, Lausanne, to a member in the La Sallaz district of Lausanne.
10 centimes local letter, 20 centimes to collect Fr5 - 20.

This was refused the next day and returned to the sender.
302
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-16-2019
01:45 PM PT (US)

16 January 1877 -

Local registered letter from Nidau to Safnern, via Bienne.
5 centimes local letter postage, plus 20 centimes registration rate in effect 1 September 1876 to 1 November 1884.
301
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2019
12:27 PM PT (US)

15 January 1909 -

Zürich to Walzenhausen, subscription to ornithology and rabbit breeding newspaper.

Printed matter card, 2 centimes postage plus 10 centimes to collect under 10 francs.
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