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In the swiss mountains, remoted hotels often issued their own stamps to carry the post from the hotel to the nearest post office, examples are Rigi Kaltbad, Belalp, Maderanerthal, Rigi Scheideck etc. In September 1883 the use of these stamps was forbidden by the government (but some hotels still issued labels). All these stamps have been heavily forged.
Does anybody have more information on the forgeries of this area?
5 c violet (with crosses in the oval) 5 c violet (with stars in the oval, 1876) 5 c violet (with values inside the oval)
Red stamps or green stamps as shown here are reprints. These were actually made by the printer G.Cuenod in Vevey, who kept the stones and made these reprints in 1887 (source: 'Some Curious Weeds' No. 9, Linn's July 13, 1964, 109).
Another 'reprint' made in 1973:
5 c blue (imperforate)
Are the following stamps labels (inscription 'EXTRA DIENST')?
5 c green
In same design, but no value indicated are labels.
5 c blue
Similar designs, but no value are labels.
(15 c) red (15 c) violet
10 c red and blue
red green blue
red blue green
Label from Stoos:
Labels from other hotels:
(Schreiber's Rigi Kulm Hotels)
('Hotel & Pension Piora', reduced size)