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Philately of Switzerland

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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-11-2020
08:34 AM PT (US)

11 August 1867

Mourning cover from Geneve to Albisbrunn par Hausen, via Lausanne-Bern Ambulant, transit Zürich, received Hausen am Albis to Albis Bad.
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Steven KennedyPerson was signed in when posted
08-10-2020
05:54 PM PT (US)
Lee Shafer - I would be happy to have the stamps that you mentioned. I started collecting Switzerland last year and I really love their stamps! skennedy@paphs.org
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-10-2020
04:50 PM PT (US)

10 August 1909 and 1913

Two different printed matter postage due cards to France handled differently. Should have been 5 centimes postage each.

1909 from Les Brenets via Brenets-Locle railway unfranked, marked T[ax] and 10 centimes due by Swiss clerk. 5 centimes plus 5 centimes penalty. French postage due stamp added and amount paid to French post office. Correct handling of card.

1913 from Geneve to Sarcelles, France, 5 centimes stamp on picture side. Marked T[ax] which is incorrect since the stamp paid the correct postage. The French did not collect any postage due, and the Swiss clerk should have used a rubber hand stamp indicating postage on other side. No postage due since no problem!
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-10-2020
04:41 PM PT (US)
Lee, welcome to the Chat board. In these cases sometimes patience is the answer. Some people come here and check in once in a while, otherwise your best chance is through a local stamp club which could be found on the internet.
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Lee ShaferPerson was signed in when posted
08-09-2020
12:35 PM PT (US)
I inherited hundreds of Swiss stamps dating from the late 1800s through 1970s from my deceased grandmother and mother. Some are in stamp albums, some loose. I would like to donate to someone who has an interest. If anyone is interested, I will send them to them. Thank you!
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-09-2020
11:10 AM PT (US)

9 August 1913

Postcard mailed at the Geneve train station for Troyes, France. Culoz is the terminus in France.
Picture side shows the Geneve train station.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-09-2020
11:04 AM PT (US)

8 August 1929

Postcard mailed in Schwarzenberg and processed aboard the Bern-Schwarzenberg-Bern railway, destination Paris, France.

An interesting history of the raod to which this card was addressed.
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=...prev=search&pto=aue
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SteverPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2020
06:24 PM PT (US)
Thank you Roger. Yes! I was looking at George Struble’s exhibit. Some amazing pieces to be found. I collect and exhibit Canadian Semi-Official airmail- primarily Yukon Airways. Many years ago I was at the Aerophilately show at the APS headquarters and saw a Swiss Air exhibit. I just really enjoy the designs!
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2020
03:37 PM PT (US)
Welcome to AHPS -
There are so many study areas within Swiss philately that you will never get bored. ); >)
There are many research opportunities on our web site [see above], including past issues of TELL our bi-monthly journal, and numerous exhibits where you can see what some people collect and exhibit. You might be especially interested in air mail exhibits created by George Struble.

Roger
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SteverPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2020
03:01 PM PT (US)
Thank you Roger. I have applied for membership as well. I am eager to learn Swiss Philately!
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2020
11:58 AM PT (US)

7 August 1905

What are you doing this summer? The sender of this card enjoyed a visit to Zermatt as I did in 1964! It's changed a little since then.

This card was mailed at the Zermatt station and processed aboard the Viège-Zermatt Régional railway, destination Paris, France.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2020
11:53 AM PT (US)
Hello Steve -
This catalogue is used by our auction manager for Swiss airmail covers -
2013 Schweizerisches Luftpost-Handbuch - I'm not sure where you can find a copy, but it would be essential to collecting this area of covers.

Roger
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SteverPerson was signed in when posted
08-06-2020
03:08 PM PT (US)

reverse of postcard
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SteverPerson was signed in when posted
08-06-2020
03:07 PM PT (US)

postcard front
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SteverPerson was signed in when posted
08-06-2020
03:06 PM PT (US)

Good evening. I was looking to get some information on two covers I acquired. I really like the Switzerland airmail designs and thought maybe I might collect Swiss Airmails. Is there a Swiss catalogue that lists airmail flights along with pricing, items flown? Regards, Steve.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08-06-2020
09:52 AM PT (US)

6 August 1951

Locarno-Bignasco Ambulante card from Locarno to Paudex, near Lutry.
Shows the Ponte Brolla bridge, one of the bridges the train crosses on this route.
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