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Philately of Switzerland

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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2020
02:54 PM PT (US)

31 January 1866

International pre-UPU letter mailed from Veytaux and placed on board Ambulant Circulaire No3.
50 centimes to Hay, England.
Edited 02-01-2020 08:08 AM
766
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2020
02:51 PM PT (US)

30 January 1937

Refused nachnahme[collect] card from Escholzmatt to Steinhusen, Wolhusen returned 4 February.
765
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-29-2020
03:38 PM PT (US)

29 January 1868

Double weight pre-UPU letter to Croix, near Roubaix, France.
764
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-28-2020
07:56 AM PT (US)
Hi Mike - welcome to the Board.

Between what dates? I ask this because there may be official lists of PTT created covers, but I don't know. There could also be lists of privately created artist covers similar to those found in US FDC collecting. A possibility is to contact someone at the FDC Cover Society, maybe they have a reference to Swiss contact.

BTW - Are you an AHPS member? In which case I can possibly add your question to the bi-monthly journal.

Roger
763
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-28-2020
07:45 AM PT (US)

28 January 1915

Philatelic letter within Arbon.
Local postage for printed matter was 3 centimes - the addition of the surcharged stamps totals 32 centimes which does not match any rate.

The official release date of the surcharged stamps was 1 February, obviously available prior to that date. I'm not sure, maybe the surcharged stamps did not serve any postal duty since the new rate changes and stamp issuance date was 1 Feb for these stamps.
So could this be called an "anonymous" First Day Cover for the surcharged stamps?
762
Mike TownsPerson was signed in when posted
01-28-2020
07:40 AM PT (US)
Does anybody know where I can get a list of all the Swiss first day covers please
761
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-27-2020
09:36 AM PT (US)

27 January 1870

Chur to Neuchatel
Nachname [collect] printed matter.
2 centimes postage plus 10 centimes to collect under 10Fr. Total due Fr5.12
760
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-27-2020
09:34 AM PT (US)

26 January 1877

Baden to Oberengstringen.
Nachnahme letter 10 centimes postage plus 10 centimes to collect under 10Fr = 20 centimes.
759
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-25-2020
09:30 AM PT (US)

25 January 1866

Zürich to Zürzach.
Double weight letter using a block of four franking which is very unusual indicating the government agency sending this letter had sheets of stamps available for use in its offices.
Typically strips of stamps were used when purchased by individuals at the post office since it was easier for the clerks to remove strips from their sheets than to remove stamps in blocks.
758
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2020
01:29 PM PT (US)

24 January 1873

First issue of a Swiss 5 centimes domestic pre-UPU postal card uprated and used to Berlin, Germany.
757
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-23-2020
04:21 PM PT (US)

23 January 1865

Lausanne to Turin, Italy.
30 centimes pre-UPU rate to Italy.
756
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2020
04:23 PM PT (US)

22 January 1873

Geneva to Sentier.
Simple domestic letter from a bank.
755
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-21-2020
04:52 PM PT (US)

21 January 1868

International pre-UPU letter from Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris.
30 centimes prior to 1875 UPU agreements, 25 centimes after.
754
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2020
07:25 AM PT (US)

20 January 1905

Baulmes, a small village between Yverdon and Ste-Croix, to Monaco cancelled onboard the Yverdon-Ste-Croix railway.
Nice destination.
753
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-19-2020
11:15 AM PT (US)

19 January 1909

Card from Fleurier cancelled on board the Travers-Buttes train, destination La Chaux-de-Fonds.
752
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2020
01:55 PM PT (US)

18 January 1859

Registered letter posted in Grosswangen, transit Luzern, to Baar. Total distance 60 Km.
10 centimes postage plus 10 centimes registration. Red squiggles upper right was standard Luzern marking for registered items.
This was refused in Baar, see writing "nicht angenommen" [not accepted] in lower left underlined in red crayon. Baar is crossed out in red ink, and the letter was returned to Grosswangen.
Edited 01-18-2020 01:55 PM
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