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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:38 PM PT (US)

21 April 1900

Khartoum, Sudan to Whitley Bay, England.
I acquired this card when I was searching for cancelers manufactured by Güller. This certainly had a similar look, especially the date wheels. I couldn't find any further unformation, so conclude not made in Switzerland.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:49 PM PT (US)

20 April 1910

Bellinzona to Diemberg bei Wald, a very tiny village, forwarded to Neuhaus.
Nice example of a perfin for the Banca Cantonale Ticinese canceled with the Bellinzona deCoppet razor canceler.
Edited 04-21-2019 02:26 PM
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
09:41 AM PT (US)

19 April 1869

Ebnat to ???, nachnahme [collect] of 50 centimes. 10 centimes postage and 10 centimes to collect under 10 francs.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
01:08 PM PT (US)

17 April 1871

Basel to Rouen, France, received 20 April.

This originated in Mulhouse, Alsace, France, when occupied by Germany, and was hand carried to Basel for posting. This route was to avoid the front lines between the French and German military force.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:49 PM PT (US)

16 April 1866

Geneve to Thonon, France. Cross border rate 20 centimes, instead of 30 centimes for longer distance letters between the two countries. The rate was effective for 10 gram letters 30 km direct line between origin and destination.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07:25 PM PT (US)

15 April 1896

Lausanne to Bulawayo, Matabeleland, received May 18.

Read story here - http://rogerheath.com/~thernsp2/roger/Heath_Matabeleland.pdf
Raul A GonzalezPerson was signed in when posted
08:47 PM PT (US)

About the unusual Album 2000 sticky embroidery "stamp"- Sticker-Vignette... My guess is that anybody who knows how to operate a modern programmable Bernina (Swiss) sewing machine and can do good sketches should be able to produce a good quality piece like that, and many more. Adobe Photoshop could also be used to convert any original color into any other color - see my poor example...
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07:22 PM PT (US)

A local stamp club member asked if I could identify this item. I haven't a clue, maybe someone more knowledgeable of modern Swiss cinderellas may have the answer.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:05 PM PT (US)

14 April 1878

Jnwyl [Inwil] to Eschenbach [LU]. Receiving date stanp on reverse confirms year.

Local nachnahme letter 5 centimes local postage plus 10 centimes to collect 4.40Fr.

Jnwyl zwerg cancel
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
07:03 PM PT (US)

13 April 1867

Locle to Campagne Tournier Champel [Geneve], domestic letter. This letter shows the amount of handling some items received in the early days in search of the addressee.
Locle 1867_04_13
transit Neuchatel 1867_04_13
transit Ambulant Geneve-Neuchatel 1867_04_13
transit Ambulant Geneve-Sion-Geneve 1867_04_13
transit post officeGeneve A 1867_04_14
transit post office Geneve C 1867_04_14
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:53 PM PT (US)

Apparently a popular day to mail letters.

12 April 1884 - international printed matter from Havana, Cuba, to Livorno, Italy. The diagonal cut lower left indicated to clerks that this was printed matter and unsealed. This canceler was manufactured by Güller of Hüttikon.

12 April 1909 - international registered letter received in Ste Croix, Switzerland from Warsaw, [Russia]. Receiving date stamp is a DeCoppet razor cancel precursor issued in 1897.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:45 PM PT (US)

12 April 1876 and 1880 - 25 centimes Tueblibrief primary purpose for international UPU letter.

Top - Lausanne to Warsaw, [Russia]

Lower - Lausanne to Croix prés Roubaix, France, uprated with 25 centimes stamp for registration.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
12:53 PM PT (US)

11 April 1906

Zeihen to Herznach registered local letter [3.5km] from government agency. I have read about these types of letters that have 35 centimes franking, but can't find my refrence explaining the rate. 5 centimes local letter, plus 10 centimes registration plus plus?

Of interest is the revenue stamp lower left, which I've not seen before on front of item.
Raul A GonzalezPerson was signed in when posted
07:45 PM PT (US)

I found the attached document to be interesting. It is related to a Swiss government life or pension insurance. Eight postal Z 135 stamps (not fiscal stamps) are attached and were obliterated with a postal canceller. These eight stamps (2 singles and 3 pairs) would have been unusual in a postal letter with a catalog value near 400 CHF. Does it have any philatelic interest ?
The attachment has the front and the reverse of the document, plus an informal translation.
retorixPerson was signed in when posted
02:31 PM PT (US)

9 April 1968

Neuchatel to Soleure [Solothurn] from the Suchard Company.
The domestic letter rate at the time was 10 centimes, so this could only be over paid or a letter over 10 grams. I weighed this letter and it is 6 grams! Maybe a sheet of paper was separated from these two sheets.
fake newsPerson was signed in when posted
07:46 PM PT (US)

8 April 1908

Zurich razor cancel used in 1908, scarcity 7/10 to Dombresson, near Neuchatel.
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