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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - Switzerland
C of A - Military - World War I
1915 (March 22) stampless cover to Switzerland (b/s) from Liverpool POW Camp with '.../FREE/-' h/s & 'CENSORED/("WSHinton Lt") MAJOR/...' h/s both in green, minor blemishes. [The first example we have seen of a superscription by Lieut Hinton: unrecorded by Emery]
1915 stampless cover to the Red Cross in Switzerland endorsed on the flap "Prisoner of War/Bruni Island/Camp", light 'CH1/[crown]/PASSED BY/CENSOR' h/s applied at Hobart, Geneva arrival b/s where unusually taxed because the required POW endorsement was omitted from the face. A great POW rarity. [This camp was so insignificant that Emery didn't mention it in either of his books & neither does the Bruny Island Historical Society website!]
1883 cover to Switzerland "via Brindisi" with Sidefaces 1d & 2d + Postal Fiscal 6d Platypus tied by BN '25' of 'DELORAINE', three 20mm disinfection slits, opened a bit roughly at the back.
1860 printed cover to Switzerland with 3-issue franking of Emblems Rouletted Vertically Laid Paper 2d, Beaded Ovals 4d & Shilling Octagonal pair (faulty) tied by BN '7' of 'CRESWICK' (cancelling one stamp & fine b/s), 19mm 'REGISTERED/MELBOURNE' transit cds in red on the face, rated "1/-" in red for the postage to be credited between France & Switzerland, numerous transits including French boxed 'POIDS - CACHETS' b/s. Ex Max Watson.
1863 (Jan 24) cover to Switzerland via London (cds on the face) with Three Issue franking of Netted Corners 1d pair (fault at base of the second unit), Beaded Oval 4d & Octagonal Perf 12 1/- tied by BN '25' of 'HEPBURN' (cds on reverse), superb 'PD'-in-circle in red applied at Melbourne, very fine double-circle 'SCHIFFSBUREAU No2/LUZERN' fair Locarno & undated 'FRATO' (?) backstamps, soiled. [#Switz157 in Ben Palmer's Census] Offered with no reserve.
1922 Thomas Cook cover with 1½d tied by Imperial Cable slogan, hotel redirection label & sent to Switzerland so taxed, Swiss 20c Postage Due affixed but returned to England so superb 'ANNULE' h/s applied, British Postage Due ½d (torn) & 1d affixed, minor blemishes. [Advertises Thos Cook as foreign agents for the Oberammergau Passion Play]
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