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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:03 PM PT (US)

20 January 1881

Aussersihl to Zürich.
Local collect letter, postage 5 centimes plus 10 centimes to collect 70 centimes.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:36 AM PT (US)

19 January 1873

Collect letter from Rothenburg to Ermansee.
10 centimes postage plus 10 centimes to collect under Fr10.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:05 PM PT (US)

18 January 1901

5 centimes postal card from Filisur to Chur, received 6pm.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:03 PM PT (US)

17 January 1929

Lausanne to La Sallaz, refused and signed by M. Dougoud.
Collect letter to member of The Men's Choir of Lausanne, for annnual membership.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:09 AM PT (US)

16 January 1896

Registered letter fom the Savoy Hotel, London, to a guest at the Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
This is a triple weight letter, 3 x 2 1/2d = 7 1/2d plus registration fee of 2d, therefore, 9 1/2d = 1/2d overpaid.
I have no idea how a registered letter was accepted at a hotel other than a mail room employee being authorized to sign for such mail.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:55 AM PT (US)

15 January 1905

Five centimes postal card Zürich to Schaffhausen, both date stamps are from the new deCoppet "fleuron" devices made by the Güller workshop.
The "fleurons" are the small decorative ornaments which were used on all deCoppet style cancelers and most smaller cancelers produced by Güller until the start of WWI, when they were no longer placed in the design of the canceller. Sometimes you can find one used into the 1950's, and if you do, you know the device was made between 1903 and 1914. Many post offices, especially rural offices had theirs for many many years.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:10 AM PT (US)

14 January 1874

Uprated postal card Geneve to London.
Letter rate to England from Switzerland in 1874 was 30 centimes, and England did not accept reduced rate postal cards at this time. So what is this? My conclusion is that this must have been sent as printed matter, which was 10 centimes at the time. There is nothing on the reverse except a Basel transit date stamp.

There is an interesting history of the Werninck Co. from a 1911 Directory of Philatelic Literature Specimens:

"Werninck & Co., H. The Stamp dealer’s directory and address book for 1873 : containing the names and addresses of over 500 of the principal dealers in all parts of the globe ; a list of philatelical publications, advertisements, &c. First edition. London, 1873"
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:17 AM PT (US)

13 January 1874

Official letter from Worb to Landiswyl.
It's interesting that it went first to Bern, then out via Burgdorf, then to Biglen, and eventually to Landiswyl, a distance of about 70km.
The direct route from Worb to Landiswyl is 12km. One must wonder why it went such a circuitous route through Bern?
It all took place in one day!
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:42 AM PT (US)

12 January 1903

Registered letter from Chene-Bougeries, Geneva, to St Petersburg, Russia.
Solo franking using Zu71D to pay registered triple weight letter. Solo uses are quite scarce.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:14 AM PT (US)

11 January 1868

Nachnahme letter from Neuchatel to Monruz [only 2.5km from Neuchatel PO] to collect Fr32.65.
Postage 5 centimes plus 40 centimes to collect between 30 and 40 Francs.

11 January 1884

Güller cancel of Altdorf with missing cross, which had fallen out of device.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:57 PM PT (US)

10 January 1867

Domestic letter originating at Ems bei Chur, transiting Chur, destination Trun.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:51 AM PT (US)

9 January 1873

Postal card processed aboard the Romanshorn-Bern railway, destination Winterthur, which was on that line.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:40 PM PT (US)

8 January 1879

10 centimes domestic letter originating in Langenthal, destination ???? crossed out and returned.
Script lower left "Gestorben" means deceased.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:21 AM PT (US)

7 January 1888

Postal card originating in Môtiers and processed abaord the St Sulpice-Travers Regional railway, which later expanded to become the Val de Travers Regional. Card destination Vevey.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:47 AM PT (US)

6 January 1902

International letter from Lausanne [ razor cancel 7.01a] to Stockholm, Sweden.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:16 AM PT (US)

5 January 1879

International printed matter envelope, probably a New Year's card posted near Schaffhausen and transited this office and directed to Bargen bei Engen which is only 40km away in Germany.
Postal clerk should have read directions written via Offenburg and Heidelberg which is 270km north.
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