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Postage Due stamps

1878 Number surrounded by stars, no inscription

500 c blue

  1 c blue (with lines in cirlce)
  2 c blue
  3 c blue
  5 c blue
  10 c blue
  20 c blue
  50 c blue
  100 c blue
  500 c blue

For the specialist: some of these stamps exist on paper with small silk threads.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Cheapest types
1 c** 
2 c** 
3 c****** 
5 c****** 
10 c***** 
20 c***** 
50 cRR*** 
100 cRR*** 
500 cRR*** 

 

1883 Different colours

  1 c green and red
  3 c green and red
  5 c green and red
  10 c green and red
  20 c green and red
  50 c green and red
  100 c green and red
  500 c green and red

For the specialist: there are three shades of green for this issue.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Cheapest types
1 ccc 
3 c***** 
5 c*c 
10 c*c 
20 c*c 
50 c**** 
100 c**** 
500 cRR*** 

 

1910 Swiss cross, roses and alps, no inscription

  2 c green and red
  3 c green and red
  5 c green and red
  10 c green and red
  15 c green and red
  20 c green and red

These stamps exist with a control number printed at the top of the stamp. These stamps are franchise stamps(?).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c*c 
3 ccc 
5 ccc 
10 c** 
15 c** 
20 c** 

 

1910 Similar design as above

  1 c green and red
  3 c green and red
  5 c green and red
  10 c green and red
  20 c green and red
  25 c green and red
  30 c green and red
  50 c green and red
 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
3 ccc 
5 c*c 
10 c*c 
15 c*c 
20 c*c 
25 c** 
30 c*c 
50 c*** 
Surcharged
  '5' on 3 c green and red (1916)
  '10' on 1 c green and red (1924)
  '10' on 3 c green and red (1924)
  '20' on 50 c green and red (1924)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 3 c** 
10 c on 1 c** 
10 c on 3 c** 
20 c on 50 c** 

Military Stamp

1871 Military stamp, inscription 'Militaires francais internes en Suisse. GRATIS.', for french soldiers in Switzerland

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
(-)RRRR 

At least the forger Fournier has offered forgeries of these stamps (he offers them for 0.50 Swiss Francs each in his 1914 pricelist as second choice forgeries), I have no pictures available of these forgeries right now.


Railway Stamps

1913-1957 Railway stamps, inscription 'Schweiz. Bundesbahnen Chemin de fer federaux Strado ferr. federali', value in black (except otherwise mentioned)

Many other values exist: 5 c brown, 10 c blue, 20 c olive, 25 c yellow, 30 c green, 40 c green, 50 c blue, 60 c orange, 70 c violet, 80 c olive, 90 c blue, 100 c red, 200 c violet, 300 c violet, 500 c grey, 1 Fr orange, 2 Fr red, 3 Fr violet, 4 Fr yellow, 5 Fr grey, 10 Fr black and red (value in red), 20 Fr brown, 30 Fr violet and 50 Fr red. A complete listing with all the types can be found on: http://www.timbressuisses.ch/cadre.htm.

 


Other labels

19143 'Franco' label

With horizontal perforation
(Reduced sizes)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Both types*** 


Postal Stationery

1871 Laurated value with Swiss cross

  2 c red
  5 c red

1867 Ellipse with arms and dove

5 brown

  5 c red (postcard)
  5 c brown (envelope)
  10 c red (envelope)
  25 c green (envelope)
  30 c blue (envelope)

1873 Ellipse with number, Swiss cross in a shield on top of the stamp

5 red on yellow

  2 c red
  2 c brown
  2 c black
  5 c red
  5 c brown
  5 c black
  10 c red

The following other values are known to me: 5 c orange, 5 c green. Some of the above stamps have a slightly different design, the value is slightly smaller.


CAMPIONE, Italian Territory in Switzerland

(Issued stamps during the second world war)

1944 Inscription 'R.R. POSTE ITALIANE COMUNE DI CAMPIONE', 12 different values


(Reduced sizes)

 


Telegraph stamps

Cancelled

The following values exist: 5 c black and red, 10 c red, 25 c grey and red, 50 c blue and red, 1 Fr green and red, 3 Fr brown and red and 20 F lilac and red.


Air-Labels

Examples (all of them issued in 1913):

'Sweiz Flugpost Start Aarau', 'Flugspende Basler Flugtage', 'Flugspende Bern', 'Flugspende Langnau', 'Erste Flugpost Burgdorf Bern', 'Herisauer Flugtag', 'Flugtag in Liestal', 'Lugano Pro Aviazone Nazionale' and 'Solothurner Flugpost' (as far as I know, all the labels presented here are genuine):

Basel 'Burgdorf - Bern'

Forgeries: I know that the 'Langnau' label has been forged by a forger from Hialeah Florida; large numbers of these forgeries are offered on Ebay. General remarks about these forgeries: the forger has probably used a computer scanner and printer, the details are mostly lost in most of his forgeries, the paper is modern and the size does in general not correspond to genuine stamps.


Essays

I have been told that the following stamps are essays for Switzerland:


(Reduced sizes)

They have the head of a woman with inscription 'HELVETIA FRANCO', I have seen the imperforate values: 50 c blue, 50 c orange, 50 c black, 50 c lilac, 1 F blue, 1 F orange, 1 F red, 1 F black and 1 F green. I have also seen a 1 F orange perforated.


Labels

1870 Red Cross label, inscription 'COMITÉ INTERNATIONAL GENÈVE':

This label was a postage free stamp.

 

I have often seen the following label for the 'EXPOSITION NATIONALE SUISSE' in Geneva 1896:


(Reduced size)


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