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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:21 AM PT (US)

12 November 1867

Geneva to Lyon, France.
30 centimes pre-UPU rate to France using a "blue" stamp.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:10 PM PT (US)

11 November 1898

Five centimes wrapper from Neuchatel to Frankfort a/Main, Germany.
This razor canceller was issued 10 October and withdrawn on 16 November 1898, basically one month usage, and not returned to service until April 1899.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03:37 PM PT (US)

10 November 1866

Double weight letter from Geneve to Besancon, France, via Italy! This means the letter transited south from Geneva and joined the Italy-France railway prior to being processed by the French. Date stamps on the reverse indicate Besancon, 11 November. Delivery the next day from Geneva.
Edited 11-10-2019 03:37 PM
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03:31 PM PT (US)

9 November 1902

An interesting card entered the mails in Chaux-de-Fonds 9 November addressed for delivery in Bern.

The writer crossed out Carte Postale, and wrote imprimé? and franked it with 2 centimes. Stamp. The arrival date stamp in Bern is 10 November 1902-10am. Blue pencil indicates another 3 centimes required since it was not accepted by the clerk as printed matter. A 3 centimes stamp was added 5pm and apparently delivered. I don't know why this required the additional 3 centimes, nor do I know who added it to the card!
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:34 PM PT (US)

8 November 1881

Registered domestic letter from St Gallen to Hoffeld, near Degersheim.
10 centimes postage plus 20 centimes registration.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:33 AM PT (US)

7 November 1867

Registered letter from Luzern to Geuensee.
10 centimes postage plus 10 centimes registration.
An early use of the newly developed rotating datewheel canceler invented by Güller. This canceler issued 9 September 1867.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:21 PM PT (US)

6 November 1906

Kristiania to Hamar, Norway.
Kristiana, Norway, canceler made by DeCoppet for the Norwegian post office department after officials saw the DeCoppet's devices at the UPU convention in 1900. The earliest know use of this canceler was 20 November 1902.

The Norwegians returned it as "faulty" because the date bridge lines were malformed. The canceler was sent back to Norway with a note in effect that the Norwegians were sent an example of the mechanism, not the engraving design.
As seen in the lower card it looked very similar to the Geneve Rue Du Stand razor canceler of the same period.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:32 AM PT (US)

5 November 1898 [Gregorian]

Early use of the Lausanne razor canceler on postal card to Dorpate [modern name Tartu], Estonia.
Tartu has historically been known as an intellectual center, and this card reflects this having been addressed to a botany professor at the university.

Note: The receiving date stamp shows 29 October[Julian date] which was 12 days behind the Gregorian calendar at this time. Converting dates shows that the card was posted on Oct 24 Julian, received 29 Julian for a 5 day transit time.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:18 AM PT (US)

4 November 1867

Winterthur to ???
Printed matter rate probably to Germany. There would have been a wrapper, but the stamps were placed on the item.
7 centimes was a special rate for which I have very little information.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:29 AM PT (US)

3 November 1866

Nachnahme wrapper from Frauenfeld to Berlingen. To collect for advertisement due 84 centimes plus 2 centimes postage and 10 centimes collect fee, total 96 centimes.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:03 PM PT (US)

2 November 1898

UK postal card from Paddington, London, England - 1 November to Zürich, received 2 November.

Nice clean example of the first Zürich razor canceler, which was only used between from 24 October - November 16 in 1898, then reissued in late April 1899.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:47 AM PT (US)

1 November 1902

Basel Type 2 razor canceler to Strassburg, Elsass.

5 centimes wrapper for international printed matter up to 50 gm.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:13 AM PT (US)

31 October 1879 - an ugly one for Halloween! But verrrry interesting.

Receipt for registered letter sent from Sugiez to Faisonia Plantation, near Indianola, Mississippi.
20 centimes 2 x10
Récépissé spelled wrong with "Réeépissé"

Faison Plantation was a large property owned by George Faison - see this link for history of George, his son, and the plantation. One can only wonder why a registered letter was mailed from Sugiez to Faisonia.

Faisonia today
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:09 AM PT (US)

30 October 1867

Domestic double weight letter [20 centimes] registered [10 centimes] from Triengen, transit Sursee to Willisau.
Paid using 10 centimes Tüblibrief + 2x10 centimes stamps.

Red crayon squiggles are typical of Luzern postal district registered markings.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:26 AM PT (US)

29 October 1900

10 centimes UPU postal card Neuchatel [razor cancel] to Brousse, Turkey, via Constantinople.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:22 AM PT (US)

28 October 1874

Foxed but rare international pre-UPU postal card from Geneva to Bruxelles, Belgium.
5 centimes postcard plus 10 centimes Sitting Helvetia.
Black PD indicates correct franking to Belgium. This 15 centimes rate valid 1-6-1874 to 1-7-75. [13 months]

Veresoff business date stamp 28 October.

About 10 cards known of this rate.
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