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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:55 AM PT (US)

16 November 1973

Letter posted on the Palezieux-Bulle-Montbovon railway for Konolfingen, near Grosshöchstetten.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:44 PM PT (US)

15 November 1868

Mourning cover Bern to Oerlingen bei Ulm, Württemberg, pre-UPU rate from Switzerland to Württemberg.
Introduction of this Güller canceller was earlier in 1868 replacing the first date-wheel cancelers that had a serif font.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01:22 PM PT (US)
Hello Peter,

That's such a difficult question because it all depends on whether there are specific items in a collection that somoeone wishes to buy. What you have described seem to be a collection of covers which could have been part of a subscription service. Sorry I can't suggest anyone who may be interested.

Peter StruffeneggerPerson was signed in when posted
02:35 PM PT (US)
Hello. My father was from Switzerland and he inherited my grandfathers Swiss stamp collection. It consists mostly of first day issues of Pro Juventute (1948-1971) Pro Patria (1946-1971) as well as many first flight ( swissair, ballon, Pro Aero). There are also blocks of NABA and Kehrdrucks. I know nothing about stamps and don’t have any intetedt and am looking to get rid of it. Does anyone have an interest in the whole collection? You can communicate directly with me at psionman at Gmail.com. I am on the west coast so I would need guidance in how to describe what I have. The above description was something my father wrote up before his passing so
I assume it is all still part of the collection as I doubt he sold anything. Thank you.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:24 AM PT (US)

14 November 1868

Double weight cross-border rate from Geneva to Thonon. Cross-border rate was a discount from 30 centimes per weight class to 20 centimes each weight, thus 40 centimes. The bkue pencil "2" confirms this rate.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04:56 PM PT (US)

13 November 1898

Registered 5 pfennig postal card uprated with 50 pfennig stamp from Kamerun to St Gallen [razor cancel]. I'm assuming it is over franked.
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.
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