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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-22-2019
02:00 PM PT (US)

22 September 1871

International pre-UPU letter to the Papal States, Rome.

Coglio [Ticino oval], transit Locarno Sept 22, transit Milano Station Sept 23, arrive Rome Sept 23, delivery Sept 24.

35 centimes rate.
598
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-21-2019
01:18 AM PT (US)

21 September 1901

Postcard mailed in Chaux-du-Fonds at train station, received Ambulant No 10 cancel. Changed trains at Le Locle onto French train Locle-a-Morteau ambulant date stamp, destination Beure 22 September, Doubs, France.
597
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-21-2019
01:06 AM PT (US)

20 September 1902

Picture postcard of Gibraltar mailed in Marseilles [19 September] for St Croix, Danish West Indies. Misdirected to Ste Croix, Switzerland 20 September], then forwarded to West Indies via St Thomas [16 October], and received Fredrikstad [17 October]. Manuscript lower left corner for West End, which was the destination of this card.

Most likely a postcard confirmed arrival in France by a passenger on a French ship.
The cancel, a forerunner of the first razor cancelers, was made by Decoppet.
596
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2019
02:00 PM PT (US)

19 September 1908

Swiss manufacturer Güller made cancelers for Rio de Janeiro.

https://rogerheath.com/~thernsp2/roger/latin2012/1_page10.html
595
rcoffPerson was signed in when posted
09-18-2019
09:48 AM PT (US)
Thank you, retorix!
594
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-18-2019
01:11 AM PT (US)
Hi rcoff,

In this case the NACHM. actually is an abbreviation for Nachmittag - afternoon.
Date stamps with Vormittag were processed in the morning.

Your 18 September fits the ongoing calendar. Nice example.
593
rcoffPerson was signed in when posted
09-17-2019
11:58 PM PT (US)

I am wondering what the abbreviation NACHM. signifies when it is used with a CDS (as above). If it means collect-on-delivery, why would that mark be used on a cover that is franked at the proper rate?
592
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-17-2019
06:37 PM PT (US)

17 September 1883

Postal card from Rüti to the Zürich Landesausstellung on which the exhibition post office used the special date stamp made by Güller as a receiving date stamp.

The cancel is scarce on outgoing mail and I have no idea how many examples are known on incoming mail.
591
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-16-2019
12:51 PM PT (US)

16 September 1864

Business letter from St Gallen to Niederuzwyl.
590
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2019
01:17 PM PT (US)

15 September 1903

Postcard from Meiringen [Hotel du Sauvage] to Baudour, Belgium.
589
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2019
01:14 PM PT (US)

14 September [1873]

Registered letter from Littau to Luzern.
5 centimes postage plus 10 centimes tueblibrief to pay registration.

Undated cover from Justice of the peace in Littau. Year cannot be determined without enclosure. Zwergstempels had no year date and registered letters typically had no receiving date stamp on the back.
588
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2019
01:07 PM PT (US)

13 September 1902

International postcard from Port Louis, Guadeloupe 26 August 1902 to Neuchâtel [9.02] 13 September.

Very scarce use of this razor canceler from a great origin!
587
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2019
01:00 PM PT (US)

12 September 1918

Altnau to Kreuzlingen 12 September, forwarded to Romanshorn 12 September 7pm.
Franked as local letter.
Clerk in Romanshorn added postage due 13 September. The letter was refused and the postage due uncollected.
Label and tax disregarded, redelivered in Romanshorn.

Altnau is midway between Kreuzlingen and Romanshorn which are 18 km apart, therefore, the local rate of under 10km was valid for the letter going to either town from Altnau.

Carrying the letter 8 km west to Kreuzlingen then back 18 km east to Romanshorn was adjusted to local letter rate for under 10km.

The manuscript note at the bottom reads -
Manuscript:
ohne Taxe auszuliefern
[deliver without tax]
Edited 09-12-2019 01:19 PM
586
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2019
01:09 AM PT (US)

11 September 1866

Geneve to St Jean de Maurienne, France via the Mt Cenis railway.
30 centimes pre-UPU rate.
585
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2019
01:05 AM PT (US)

10 September 1900

Local postal card commemorating 25th Anniversary of the UPU.
First day use of the deCoppet Type 2 Bern canceler.
584
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2019
01:55 PM PT (US)
This upcoming weekend is SEAPEX in Tukwilla, near the Seatac airport.

I hope to see AHPS members from the pacific northwest in attendance.

http://seapexshow.org
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