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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
01:45 PM PT (US)

Here are two examples of handwriting from 1876 and 1877. One French, one in German.

I was first taught to write using a ink well and replaceable nib pen that had a wooden holder. This as a 5-8 yearold. I can't imagine how fine the point was for the writing on these two cards.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
01:31 PM PT (US)

Only one from 1915.
I have it as part of my cancellation exhibit (upper left). This canceler was used at the Lausanne Money Desk office which was a special window in this main post office.
The bottom card canceled by the Zürich Fahrpost (packcage office) was the type used for businesses and others to have the mailman collect fees for subscriptions, dues, newspaper ads, etc, etc. The post office system handles a lot of money since there was really no bankiing sytem for private individuals prior to 1905.
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
01:19 PM PT (US)
Do you have any International Reply Coupons?
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
01:12 PM PT (US)
Very interesting stuff. the handwriting back the is amazing. Can you imagine the time spent practicing and perfecting the art of writing. Now they don't even teach cursive in schools. Maybe some do.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
12:39 PM PT (US)

82 - Nowhere for me. I have no links to other pages as we had. Gee, do I have more time on my hands. LOL

Here's a card to celebrate 82 -
29 March 1882 from Bern to Paris. An uprated 5 centimes postal card.
Edited 07-15-2019 01:32 PM
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
11:39 AM PT (US)
retorix where are you and Janet hanging out these days?
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
10:30 AM PT (US)

15 July 1922

Bellinzona - Locarno ambulant to Essingen, Baselland.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-14-2019
05:25 PM PT (US)

14 July 1906

Naples, Italy, 14 July registered post card to Savoy Hotel, London, England, received 16 July.

Held at Savoy Hotel for 2 months, "UNCLAIMED" handstamp, returned to Strand Southampton Street office 21 Septemeber.
Manuscript "Returned unclaimed 21-9-06" and initialed by clerk at West District Office 21 September, London WC 21 Sep 06 handstamp. "Non réclame/Nor called for"
Verso - Ufizio Centrale dei Rifiuti (Centrla Refusal Office) 7 Oct 06.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-12-2019
12:35 PM PT (US)

12 July 1878

Lausanne to Riehen domestic unpaid letter.
10 centimes postage due. I'm uncertian why this was 10 centimes. The stamped rate was 10 centimes, the unstamped rate 15 centimes, so why this 10 centimes?

Of interest is that postage due stamps were issued 1 July 1878, so franked on 12th day of stamps being available, so maybe the post office got it wrong and only collected for domestic letter rate - 10 centimes?
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-12-2019
12:22 PM PT (US)
Hi David,

Welcome to this chat board.
Sorry I can't help, but maybe with patience someone might have an answer, or a direction to follow to find your answer.

Roger
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David SilversteinPerson was signed in when posted
07-12-2019
09:34 AM PT (US)

I have a few sheets from the 1949 UPU 75th Anniversary commemoratives that show the printing plates used (Letter and Number) on the right bottom corner.
So far I have found the following plates: on the 10 centimes plates A thru D 11, 12 and 22; for the 25 centimes plates A thru D 11 and 22; and for the 40 centimes plates A thru D 11.
Does anyone know what all the actual plates (Letters and Numbers) used were?
Thanks to anyone with this info.
David
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-10-2019
12:31 PM PT (US)

10 July 1875

Vicosoprano to Elbing, Prussia.
International registered UPU letter to Germany, 25 centimes tüblibrief uprated 10 centimes for registration.

Vicosoprano blue 1875_07_10
transit Silvaplana 1875_07_11
transit Chur 1875_07_11
transit Chur-Zurich-Chur ambulant 1875_07_11
transit St Gallen_Sargans-St Gallen ambulant 1875_07_11
received Elbing 1875_07_13
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-10-2019
12:23 PM PT (US)

9 July 1902

Verrieres to Neuchatel, received using razor canceler.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-08-2019
12:44 PM PT (US)

8 July 1875

From Tiffany and Co, Geneva to Paris, France.
Though the UPU international rates came into effect on 1 July 1875, France did not officially belong until 1 January 1876, therefore, 30 centimes non-UPU rate.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-08-2019
12:41 PM PT (US)

7 July 1902

5 centimes domestic postcard from Gumligen to Aarau., razor cancel receiving mark.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-08-2019
12:39 PM PT (US)

6 July 1872

Vevey to U.S.S. Congress, Southampton, England, ℅ the American Consul. 30 cenimtes pre-UPU letter.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/86/86481.htm
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