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rcoffPerson was signed in when posted
09-18-2019
09:48 AM PT (US)
Thank you, retorix!
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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
583
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2019
01:42 PM PT (US)

9 September 1908

Post card from, Longfrançon, France to Geneva, Post Restante. Forwarded to Hotel Bellvue, Frutigen, then again forwarded to a pension in Thun.

[See note in image concerning cancels.]
The Geneva razor cancel used as a forwarding date stamp is very scarce.
582
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2019
04:10 PM PT (US)

8 September 1905

Interesting, probably philatelic answer card, from Andermatt to Göschenen, only 6km away. The card was addressed and signed by the addressee, who probably travelled on the same train the card as the mail bag. Then collected at the Göschenen post office, which was located in the train station.
581
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2019
02:56 PM PT (US)

7 September 1904

Chaux-de-Fonds to Oran, Algeria.
International printed matter 5 centimes.

One of four 1902 DeCoppet prototypes - Chaux-de-Fonds [N.02] first used 7 November 1902.
The mass production feasibility test was a success, but the visual design deemed too heavy. This was addressed after the contract signing in April 1903. Güller refined the appearance in June 1903 when making a final set of test cancelers.

These prototypes were used for many years.
580
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09-06-2019
12:13 PM PT (US)

6 September 1867

Geneva to Epinal, France [received 7 September], forwarded to Faverney.
This is an example of the 30 centimes blue printing, not ultramarine.
Edited 09-06-2019 12:13 PM
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