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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01:29 PM PT (US)

18 September 1926

Very few uses of this Basel razor cancel are known.
The device was in use until 1913 with the vertical lines above and below the date bridge, then it disappeared until 1925 when it reappeared having been modified with removal of those lines and the additon of the Swiss Cross and district number in the lower space. This is a wonderful example destination Baden-Baden, Germany.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:07 PM PT (US)

17 September 1908

Postcard mailed aboard the Tramelan-Tavannes Regional railway, destination Moutier.
This canceler had been in use for over 15 years at this point.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01:00 PM PT (US)

16 September 1911

Postcard from Lausanne to Helmbrechts, Bavaria.
The cancel was from a deCoppet machine being tested at the Lausanne railway station. The canceler head was made by Güller and laft the factory in August 1911. The identifying factor for this canceler is that the "11" on the right is in line with the bottom of the date numerals. There was a handstamp which looks almost identical to this, but the "11" is higher and aligns with the middle of the date stamp numerals.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:44 AM PT (US)

15 September 1876

Domestic letter from Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur, to the Vierwaldstättersee Steamship Company in Luzern.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
06:04 PM PT (US)

14 September 1888

International registered value letter from St Cécile, Paris, France, via Pontarlier-Neuchatel Ambulant 15 September, via Ambulant No37, 15 September, received Luzern 15 September.
International letter 25 centimes, plus 25 centimes registration, plus 10 centimes value letter <100Francs = total 60 centimes
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03:26 PM PT (US)

13 September 1902

Postcard from Port Louis, Guadaluope (windward island in Caribbean) to Neuchatel with razor as a receiving date stamp.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
06:54 PM PT (US)

12 September 1883

Nice mixed franking of a cover from Lugano to Curio. Three centimes perforated Sitting Helvetia and a 2 centimes Cross and Numeral (lower right corner damaged).
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03:47 PM PT (US)

11 September 1911

A postcard from Geneva to Paris canceled at 11pm. I'm sure this was purely coincidence.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
03:54 PM PT (US)

10 September 1898

Postcard of Luzern from Hotel Schweizerhof to Nagasaki, Japan to Mrs Müller-Beeck. Her husband was German Consul in Japan and also representative for another 4-6 countries.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:18 AM PT (US)

9 September 1904

Postcard (printed matter) sent from Chambery to Colmar, Alsace.
The canceler was one of in a series made by Güller in 1903 to confirm deCoppet designed cancelers could be manufactured in large numbers.
The picture shows the terrain of Switzerland that travellers found magnificant and wanted to show their friends back home what it all looked like.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04:26 PM PT (US)

7 September 1872

Pre-UPU letter to Brides les Bains, France from Trelex (zwergstempel, no year wheel).
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11:17 AM PT (US)

6 September 1867

Pre-UPU international letter to Epinal, France, forwarded to Faverney. Stamp is 30 centimes blue which was issued in August 1867, but "blue" was superceded by ultramarine pigments due to a cost savings reason. One can find this color with dated cancels until the New Year, but rarely after that short time period.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04:13 PM PT (US)

5 September 1876

Registered letter from St Gallen to Malta. (Schäfer rarity rating 10 of 13)
25 centimes UPU postage plus 20 centimes registration.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
10:12 PM PT (US)

4 September 1879

Letter from Basel to Hotel Roseg, Pontresina, was forwarded to Dresden, Germany. Letter arrived and was answered 13 September (see left side). The question really is this - why isn't there any postage due for forwarding to another country?

An suggestion has been made that it was the responsibility of the forwarding post office, in this case Pontresina, to mark the letter postage due and the amount to be collected by the destination post office, Dresden. Since no marking or claims for forwarding postage is indicated, we can only assume no money was collected in Dresden since none was asked for.

As with many 19th Century hotels, this one still exists, remarkable! https://www.roseg-gletscher.ch/en/hotel.html
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:50 AM PT (US)

3 September 1892

Postal card from Hamburg, Germany, addressed to guest at Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern, received 4 September, held at hotel for one month. Received "not claimed" label at Luzern post office, 6 October and return to Hamburg, received 8 October.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
04:27 PM PT (US)
Answer to question of 31 August -

So, a question for you - after leaving the UK, which is the first country you would fly over on your way to New Zealand if you flew out of London for this very long trip?

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