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Philately of Switzerland

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Gerry DiamondPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2021
06:54 PM PT (US)

Is this letter sent by airmail or was the copy of the 15c overprint just used as postage?
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2021
10:12 AM PT (US)

15 April 1865

Bern to Brienz. I believe the postage pays for under 750 grams. [about 1.5 pounds]
Printed matter sent to recipient for review. The prices of the enclosed items are listed, but the recipient is not obligated to pay for them. The bold text tells to return immediately writing "nicht angenommen" - Not accepted, if not wanted. The process was that the recipient would send money for those kept.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-14-2021
02:33 PM PT (US)

14 April 1870

Registered letter, Wohlen to Niederwyl, distance of 3.7km. 5 centimes postage plus 5 centimes registration.
1329
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-13-2021
09:31 AM PT (US)

13 April 1920

Postcard from Ste Croix [razor cancel 0.04a] with stamp on picture side to Anvers, Belgium.
At this point in time the canceller was 22 years old.
1328
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-12-2021
01:22 PM PT (US)

12 April 1879

International letter from Beaujeu, France to the Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern. This was an invoice for about Fr3,000 of wine.
1327
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-11-2021
05:22 PM PT (US)

11 April 1905

Postcard Basel within Basle.
Canceler one of four devices made by deCoppet in December 1902 to prove parts could be interchanged.
1326
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-10-2021
10:51 AM PT (US)

10 April 1903

Postcard from Guatemala to St Gallen (razor receiving date stamp). Guatemala to Switzerland is quite scarce.
1325
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-09-2021
10:51 AM PT (US)

9 April 1908

Postcard originating in Differdange, Luxembourg, received Zürich using reissued razor canceler.
1324
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-08-2021
10:49 AM PT (US)

8 April 1908

Postcard from Ste Croix [razor cancel 0.04a] to Guntur, India.
1323
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-07-2021
03:08 PM PT (US)

Pirat of 1,053 grt and launched by Blohm & Voss on 29th September 1883. (Image of sister ship, Pluto) Ships of this shipping company were engaged in the nitrates trade and sail was a very economical means of shipping bulk cargo.

1910 Heavy weather damage sustained in December whilst
on a voyage from Kotka, Finland to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique
with timber. Put 18/12 into Cardiff, Wales. Condemned.
Edited 04-07-2021 03:10 PM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-07-2021
02:26 PM PT (US)

7 April 1884

German postal card mailed 17 February from Hamburg Germany to Valpariso, Chile, received 7 April.
 The card was addressed to a member of the crew of the bark Pirat from Hamburg, card addressed c/o German Consulate, Valpariso.
Of interest is the Valpariso receiving date stamp which was made by Güller of Hüttikon, near Zürich. Güller made a series of cancelers for Chile between 1883 and 1908.
Edited 04-07-2021 03:10 PM
1321
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-06-2021
10:52 AM PT (US)

6 April 1881

Registered domestic letter from Winterthur to Unter Steinheim. Postage 10 centimes plus 20 centimes registration.
1320
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-05-2021
03:42 PM PT (US)

5 April 1879

International letter from Wyl (St Gallen) to Downieville, California.
1319
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-04-2021
04:38 PM PT (US)

4 April 1864

International pre-UPU letter Neuchatel to London rate 60 centimes.

"Gresham House, in Old Broad Street, was the home of Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-79), Lord Mayor of London, and was the site of Gresham College until 1768 when the house was demolished and HM Excise Office was built. This was sold in 1853 by the Government to six partners and, in 1857, the Gresham House Estate Company Limited [ a financial investment corporation]was formed by them to manage the property."
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-03-2021
04:32 PM PT (US)

3 April 1905

Domestic postcard Ste Croix to Auvernier.
DeCoppet canceller Ste Croix [0.04], one of very few Swiss cancellers that actually were engraved "Suisse". This was a development of deCoppet's 1889 experimental cancellers and this issued in the year, 1897, prior to his first distribution of razor cancelers.
This particular device was modifed in late 1905 and the engraving slightly changed to look like the lower card. Slight lines to separate the hachures from the inner ring, and the lettering is all different [0.04a].

These cards both show the legibility of the flexible head canceller better than the traditional fixed head cancellers in use at the time.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04-02-2021
10:32 AM PT (US)

2 April 1877

Letter from Ligniéres to Utrecht, Belgium.
5 centimes Tueblibreif uprated witrh 20 centimes stamp for international UPU rate.
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