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Philately of Switzerland

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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:31 PM PT (US)

13 June 1872

Uprated 30 centimes tüblibrief, 30 centimes postage plus 30 centimes registration from Curio to Padova, Italy.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:41 AM PT (US)

12 June 1903

Basel 2.03 razor cancel used on a free military postcard. This is considered a forwarding use becasue the military clerks collected the mail then brought the bags to the nearest post office to enter the postal system where date stamps were added.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:04 AM PT (US)

11 June 1909

Commercial postcard from Geneve (Rue du Stand office razor cancel) to Wangen an der Aare.

Grosch & Greiff was one of the first department store chains created by Hermann Grosch.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:19 AM PT (US)

10 June 1909 Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern to Paris, France.
International postcard.

Addressed to Yvonne Galliet who was a concert pianist. She won an important medal in 1907

MEDAILLE MUSIQUE 1906-1907 Music Theory awarded to Yvonne Galliet

Report in a contemporary music journal -
"A charming pianist, Miss Yvonne Galliet, with a talent full of charm, gave a concert in which we heard, with great success, various works by Bach, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns, Duvernoy; she was much applauded. . ."
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:55 AM PT (US)

9 June 1874

Pre-UPU letter from Zürich to Pest (east side of the Danube), Hungary.
Pest, Buda, Óbuda united in 1873 to form the larger city of Budapest.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04:12 PM PT (US)

8 June 1905

One of the first four cancellers manufacturered to show the deCoppet mechanism could use interchangeable parts. This device was issued in December 1902. Any canceller issued for testing purpose seemed to be left in use and helped the post office officials develop longevity data.
John F. Barrett,Ph.D.Person was signed in when posted
12:53 PM PT (US)
ATTN: Strubel Collectors, if you are planning on Westpex AND you want to know how to ID Munich from Zurich papers, bring questionables along and I can test using method I have used for several years >> Foolproof/non-destructive! Just let me know by ~July 1, if coming and what you have to test. Especially would like to see the Fr1s! Thanks, John >>jstrubelboy@aol.com
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:35 AM PT (US)

7 June 1968

Express registered letter from Jenisberg to Ebnat-Kappel, cancelled with emergency canceler replacing the regular post office canceler which would have been away for repairs. Usually these types of emergency cancelers were only used for a few days. I have no idea how long this is recorded to have been used in June 1968.
It looks pretty, so my guess is that probably philatelic. ); >)
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
06:15 PM PT (US)

6 June 1912

5 centimes postal card mailed in Münster (Luzern), transit Luzern-Wildegg-Luzern railway, destination Aarau. (an abandoned route today)
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:02 PM PT (US)

5 June 1885

10 centimes international postal card from Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern, to Hotel de Hollande, Baden-Baden, transit Basel.
WaldshutPerson was signed in when posted
05:50 PM PT (US)
Roger, thanks; that’s brilliant. I had no idea Swiss Customs cancelled stamps. I’ve seen the banks, exchange and railways do it, would never have extrapolated. And worse; nothing about customs cancellations seems to search, not in English, French or German. Well, not when I do it.

But one always finds stuff. This is amazing. Things I didn’t know existed: ‘Das sind die 10 teuersten Philatelieprodukte der Schweiz’, Swiss Post, 2 March 2021: https://post-medien.ch/das-sind-die-10-teu...odukte-der-schweiz/ Stunning.
Edited 06-05-2021 12:28 PM
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:30 PM PT (US)

4 June 1926

Nice forwarding use of the Luzern razor canceler from Deng-Deng, transit Akonolinga, Cameroun, forwarded to Zürich.

The return addresss was Companie Forestière Sangha-Oubangui, a coffee plantation.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01:41 PM PT (US)
Hi, that cancel is a customs office date stamp - Douanes Suisses Geneve Gare G.V.
I can find numerous cancels of this type in the Güller proof books, but this specific item I can't find. One with the same words but P.V. instead of G.V. was made in 1917. There are some other locations with G.V. and others with P.V., but I cna't find this specific device.

A person collecting customs office canels would probably like this, especially since it's so clear.

WaldshutPerson was signed in when posted
11:40 AM PT (US)

Any idea what I've got here? Not rare (it came too cheap) but definately not the usual cancellation.
Edited 06-04-2021 11:41 AM
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:46 AM PT (US)

3 June 1909

Double width postcard mailed from the Grand Kurhaus, Macolin to Lyon, France.

For a few years double cards were sent increasing the scenic beauty of the Swiss landscape. They were nearly always sent as printed matter as is this exaple. But sometimes one can find a double-card with a full leter. These required 25 centimes for international mailing.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
08:53 AM PT (US)

2 June 1900

Free military postcard Bellinzona transit razor cancel and Chur receiving razor cancel.
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