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Philately of Switzerland

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Postage DuesPerson was signed in when posted
11-17-2018
02:02 AM PT (US)
Roger,

There is another '25' under the framed circular T at the bottom left, the boxed instruction in purple is South African, 'INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID / ONVOLDOENDE GEFRANKEER'.

Thanks again,


John
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11-17-2018
01:24 AM PT (US)

Hi John,

I've circled the noted weight "25g" with the 3d hand stamp on top. The other "25" you see on the right and under the left circle "T" are the tax due 25 centimes. The third arrow under the par avion etiquette points to the faint "insufficient postage"
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Postage DuesPerson was signed in when posted
11-16-2018
11:36 PM PT (US)
Roger,

Thank you so much for your prompt reply.

It looks as though the air mail calculation was correct but the second 20g letter weight step was missed.

The centimes to South African conversion I do on my own! The conversion rate from July 1948 was 1 penny = 8 centimes, rounded down from the 25 centimes shown.

John
Edited 11-16-2018 11:43 PM
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retorixPerson was signed in when posted
11-16-2018
08:40 PM PT (US)
Hello Postage Dues,

I tried to figure this out using Zumstein Specialized catalogue. This is what I get:
International letter rate first 20g = 40 centimes, second 20g = 25 centimes : total = 65 centimes
Airmail surcharge 60 centimes per 5g increment for 25g letter = Fr3.00
Total for letter = Fr3.65

Franked Fr3.40 - makes it 25 centimes short paid.

Problem is I don't know the international international exchange rate between Switzerland and South Africa during this period.

Maybe someone else can add to this question.

Roger
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Postage DuesPerson was signed in when posted
11-16-2018
06:10 PM PT (US)

Hello and thanks for this chat room.

I have recently acquired this cover sent from Interlaken to Johannesburg in 1948.

Can anyone point me to a reference to postal rates for Swiss mail? I'm trying to determine why it was taxed.

Thank you.
Edited 11-16-2018 06:56 PM
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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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