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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-31-2020
08:04 AM PT (US)

31 May 1902

Post card sent from Appenzell [straight line mark] via Appenzell-Winklen railway to Rüschlikon.
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John F. Barrett,Ph.D.Person was signed in when posted
05-30-2020
09:47 PM PT (US)
Zumstein/Scott catalog cross-referencing: those of you wishing this info, I have a Zum 1983 edition which has ZUM/MICHEL/SCOTT/S.G./YVERT all listed. The Scott 'standing Helvetia' issues have been updated/changed in line with Zum within last 2-3 years. Tell me which area(s)/year span you need and I'll see about scanning to you, IF there is enough interest! The listing is ~ 18 pages long. THX! email: jstrubelboy@aol.com
Edited 05-30-2020 09:49 PM
924
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-30-2020
09:42 AM PT (US)

30 May 1884

Geneve "sackstempel" used on 10 centimes postal card to Edinburgh, Scotland.
923
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-29-2020
08:32 AM PT (US)

29 May 1904

Jeppestown, Transvaal, South Africa to Zurich received with the Zürich razor canceler. Though to a philatelist it makes no difference to a razor collector since neither sender nor receiver would have known the experimental device was going to be used on this piece, therefore, not philatelic. ); >)
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Steven KennedyPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2020
01:30 PM PT (US)
Thank you! I appreciate this!
921
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2020
12:35 PM PT (US)

The only cross reference I have is an older version for Standing Helvetia of Scott and Zumstein. This chart worked for me for years.

Scott recently updated and re-did their Standing Helvetia to much more closely align with Zumstein's descriptions. Also, a couple of years back the Swiss re-numbered their Strubels into a much more complex system and I'm not familiar with these new numbers. As for all the rest, one really needs to have both catalogues side by side and then focus on the areas they are interested in. A concordance as seen between Michel and Zumstein, is not allowed by Scott, and Scott takes legal action against anyone who publishes a concordance using Scott numbers, the reason AHPS has never published a complete concordance. So much for collectors being able to use Scott catalogues for countries other than the most basic series of foreign stamps.
Edited 05-28-2020 12:36 PM
920
Steven KennedyPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2020
11:06 AM PT (US)
Thanks...I'll try that. Do you have a list that cross-references Scott numbers with Zumstein? I can see the cross-reference with Michel in the Zumstein catalog.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2020
08:33 AM PT (US)
I guess the basic answer is that you need an album that has spaces for all the Zumstein numbers and, for example, Scott doesn't do a very good job. It should be easy enough to contact album manufactures to confirm which numbering system they use in their albums.
Edited 05-28-2020 08:33 AM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2020
08:31 AM PT (US)

I have a Lighthouse hingeless album and it seems the spaces are according to Zumstein, but there are no numbers in the spaces. One has to identify the stamp then place it in the correct page according to date, perforation, and color. It's not difficult but one would need a list of catalogue numbers to figure out what ones are missing. The most complicatedd are Standing Helvetia, but they really aren't difficult to organize. I don't collect stamps any longer as the ones I need are all very expensive.

As you can see this page is for narrow cross watermark subdivided by year, then perforation, then color. For convenience I have pencil IDs of both Zumstein and Scott [ holdovers from days when I was looking for specific stamps.]

Roger
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Steven KennedyPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2020
07:49 AM PT (US)

Is there an album that uses Zumstein numbers? I really like Schaubek hingeless albums, but I'd like to have the Zumstein numbers if possible.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2020
07:10 AM PT (US)

28 May 1944

Free military mail from Ste Croix to a person on active duty.
915
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-27-2020
02:39 PM PT (US)
Hi Steve

That's a very nice clean set, especially with a certificate!
914
Steven KennedyPerson was signed in when posted
05-27-2020
01:26 PM PT (US)

I just received these in the mail.
913
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-27-2020
10:00 AM PT (US)

27 May 1938

One of the last uses of the Luzern razor canceller - to Berlin. At this point in time the airmail stamp had been overprinted for regular use and was no longer reserved for airmail, therefore, 30 centimes paid for the international surface rate to Germany.
Edited 05-27-2020 10:01 AM
912
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2020
08:24 AM PT (US)

26 May 1952

Letter posted aboard the Luzern-Fluelen lake steamer.
Printed matter to Georgetown, MA. USA. Philatelic, but who cares, it's clean and pretty.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2020
11:56 AM PT (US)

25 May 1912

Post card of Bäretswil the most likely point of origin for this item.
Processed aboard the Bauma-Uebikon-Bauma railway for Siebnen, Canton Schwyz.
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