Switzerland

Eleven different official seal designs from Switzerland are known. Many were also used for censorship purposes.



Catalog: Drummond OS5

Date issued: Unknown, EKU May 25, 1915

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "SCHWEIZERISCHE POST - VERWALTUNG" in circular frame with fancy coat of arms in center

Control Number: None

Description: Registered 1915 cover from Copenhagen, Denmark to Luzern, Switzerland reclosed at left after censorhip with four Swiss official seals. Backstamped Luzern May 28.



Catalog: Drummond OS9

Date issued: Unknown, EKU June 28, 1942

Printing: Black

Perforation: Rouletted 9 horizontally

Inscription: Trilingual French/German/Italian "SUISSE / SCHWEIZ / SVIZZERA" in circular frame with Swiss cross "PTT" logo in center

Control Number: None

Description: Stampless censored 1942 cover to the International Red Cross Central Agency for Prisoners of War in Geneva with three Swiss post office seals affixed along top. Seals tied to reverse by Luzern datestamps.



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