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Philately of Switzerland

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Art ZieglerPerson was signed in when posted
09-02-2018
02:17 PM PT (US)

First page of stamps that range in year from 1936-1957
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Art ZieglerPerson was signed in when posted
09-02-2018
02:16 PM PT (US)

Booklet Content
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Art ZieglerPerson was signed in when posted
09-02-2018
02:15 PM PT (US)

Inside Message
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Art ZieglerPerson was signed in when posted
09-02-2018
02:14 PM PT (US)

I have a unique booklet of Swiss stamps that states "to the Members of the Junior Diplomats' Tour of Switzerland as a personal souvenir of their trip 28 December 1957 - 6 January 1958 with the compliments of the Director General of PTT" I tis a lovely book of mint stamps depicting Swiss landscapes and communication themes from 1936-1957.
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Raul A GonzalezPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2018
10:13 AM PT (US)
okbigguy

Might be a post office in "Baden-Schwertstrasse" in canton Aargau. It is not unusual for many old post offices to be eliminated. Just a semi-educated guess...

Where is the letter coming from? That seems to be high postage...
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fake newsPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2018
01:02 AM PT (US)
Hi okbigguy -

The only location I can find close to the name of the destination is Schwendt[stadt], Tirol, Austria. The Schweiz is probably wrong.

The franking could be the clue. Domestic German, special rate to Austria, cross border rate to Austria, rate to Switzerland. Sorry I can't be of more help. I haven't a clue why Baden is included other than it could have been the "Bath" hot springs, etc in town: a specific health/resort building in Schwendt. Good luck.

Reading the origin cancel might help. I can't read it on my screen.
Edited 08-22-2018 01:04 AM
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okbigguyPerson was signed in when posted
08-21-2018
07:20 PM PT (US)

Can anyone tell me the destination of this cover in Switzerland. I cannot find the post office in post office list
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Raul A GonzalezPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2018
10:52 PM PT (US)
George

This seems a typical beginner's page, which would help another beginner so don't throw them again. Some day somebody might want them. Most stamps have minor to median defects and are not suitable for a serious collector. It could be that some minor varieties might be present, but would need a much larger scanning resolution for that.

In general most beginner's material do not have much interest or value, but we all are in the hands of the laws of probabilities, which rarely throw a winning hand. Once I found an interesting stamp and ended selling it in another country for almost 10,000 times more. Odds are like one in a lifetime if one has a great depth, training and lots of luck. That happens in every form of activity, like in research and engineering, or meeting a good friend, etc.

Keep on looking... Raul
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George HouzourisPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2018
07:41 PM PT (US)

I have come across this page among my father's belongings. It seems quite old. The stamps are actually glued onto the old album page. Can anyone tell me if there is any value or should I just throw them away?
Thank you for any assistance.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-05-2018
01:27 PM PT (US)

And another mailed on the 4th and received and processed in Zürich on 5 July 1906.

The Zürich canceler was made by Güller according to deCoppet's patents. This device was issued 29 September 1903.

Card short paid 5pf. = about 6 ½ centimes + 6 ½ penalty [double shortage] = 13 centimes rounded up to 15 collected.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07-05-2018
01:17 PM PT (US)

Thought I'd put something up for 4 July.
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
06-24-2018
12:40 AM PT (US)
Hi Joel,

Sorry I can't help. There are a couple of Liechtenstein that may be at our national meeting at SEAPEX, Tukwilla, near Seattle in September.

Otherwise I'm not going to encourage you, because those items were created to a collectors market with no consideration for resale.

I did find this as the closest possibility mint sets 1980-84 on eBay. Remember this is asking BIN price your best bet is to look under closed sales. Look for what you have by catalogue number.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Liechtenstein-Sc-...:g:k3EAAOSwo4pYc~j1

My guess is that eBay could be your best bet, but it could take a while.
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Joel MaxmanPerson was signed in when posted
06-17-2018
08:43 AM PT (US)
I have what I believe is a complete collection of Liechtenstein issues from June 1975 through November 1999. The stamps were purchased by subscription from the Postwertzeichstelle der F.R.; all are in original packaging. Each includes one mint stamp and one first-day cover. I would like to sell this collection. Can anyone here advise on the best way to accomplish that? Thank you. joel [at symbol] maxman [dot] net
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
06-09-2018
09:03 PM PT (US)

Then there is this which I use on my title page opening my Hotel Schweizerhof exhibit.
The Schweizerhof still exists and is in the same family since they ought it in the early 1860's.

http://www.rogerheath.com/#hotel-schweizerhof-2

This letter was forwarded to the Hotel Baur au Lac, Zürich (built 1844) and still exists. It is still a 5-Star hotel. I guess these fit into the category of hotel items, but most collectors assume a hotel cover must have a hotel stamp, which are usually very expensive. Guess that's why it is a thin area!
Edited 06-09-2018 09:04 PM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
06-09-2018
08:57 PM PT (US)

Hi Raul,

I guess people who collect hotel items choose how they collect. I have always looked out for special items, never knowing how they may eventually fit into a category I accumulate.

This is an 1864 example that I enjoy because then hotel was considered one of the classic hotel industry properties.
Edited 06-09-2018 08:58 PM
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