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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?


(Reduced sizes)

1873 Hotel Belalp, imperforated

Certified genuine Certified genuine

'Belalp', with crosses With crosses With stars


(reduced sizes)

  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:


(Reduced size)

 

1870 Maderanerthal, inscription 'FRANCO'


(Reduced sizes)

  5 c blue (imperforate)

Are the following stamps labels (inscription 'EXTRA DIENST')?

Maderanerthal, extra dienst, label, not a stamp!

1883 Mont Prosa St.Gotthard

  5 c green

In same design, but no value indicated are labels.

Piora Thal

  5 c blue

Similar designs, but no value are labels.

1864 Rigi Kaltbad, perforated or imperforated

  (15 c) red
  (15 c) violet

1870 Hotel du Righi Coulm, flower, imperforated

  10 c red and blue

1868 Rigi Scheideck, letter in oval, imperforated

  red
  green
  blue


(other labels)

1879 Rigi Staffel, circle, inscription 'HOTEL-PENSION SCHWEIZ', imperforated

  lilac 
  red

1874 Sonnenberg-Engelberg, perforated

  black

1872 Hotel Stoos, swiss cross, imperforated

Certified genuine

  violet

1873 Inscription 'HOTEL-PENSION STOOS' in circle, imperforated

  red

1877 Inscription 'KURORT STOOS CARL MULLER'


(Reduced size)

  red
  blue
  green

Label from Stoos:

Labels from other hotels:


(Schreiber's Rigi Kulm Hotels)


('Hotel & Pension Piora', reduced size)


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