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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category Switzerland, most recent first.
Switzerland censored Postcard to GB 1945
Switzerland censored Postcard to GB 1945
2 x 10c Peace issue (SG 448) on PPC of Geneva cancelled with illustrated 'STATIONS THERMALES' slogan d/s; British red hexagon censor crowned cachet 'passed P27', scarce use on postcard

Reference: S916
£15.00

Switzerland to Polish Corps 1941
Switzerland to Polish Corps 1941
Swiss 60c William Tell (SG 406) on airmail envelope cancelled bridged d/r cds MORGES 22 August 1941; oval h/s "BIURO POLSKJ I KORPUS" 18 September 1941; forwarded from London GPO PO box, blue-green h/s '13 Sep 1941'; m/s 2/1 DAC (red) P/53 (blue); British censor's tape 'Opened by Examiner 787'

Reference: S908
£20.00

Switzerland to Yorkshire 1943, censored
Switzerland to Yorkshire 1943, censored
Switzerland to Yorkshire 1943, censored
Swiss small pictorials 2 x 10c + 30c on airmail envelope from Le Sépey, Switzerland to Harrogate, 12 March 1943; m/s in blue crayon 389; opened and censored by the Germans with 'Geöffnet' label tied by swastikas; British censor's tape 'Opened by Examiner 7545'; no b/s

Reference: S892
£20.00

Switzerland registered packet to Chicago, 1938
Switzerland registered packet to Chicago, 1938
Swiss International Bodies issue (SG 352-3) cancelled Luzern d/r bridged cds; to Chicago, 29 Sept 1938; registered green label 'Duty Free Postage Stamps for Collections', 'May be opened for US Customs Inspection'; violet h/s 'Passed by US Customs Bureau Chicago'; h/s 'Letter Package' with 'Collect Ten Cents' crossed out; b/s Chicago registered cds 10 October 1938, unusual combination of marks

Reference: S877
£20.00

Germany Airmail to Switzerland 1941 censored
Germany Airmail to Switzerland 1941 censored
Germany Airmail to Switzerland 1941 censored
Hindenburg portrait issue 10pfg + 25pfg cancelled Berlin SW 12 bridged d/r cds 18 July 1941; wartime airmail to Lausanne, Switzerland; German censor's sealing tape tied with red swastika cachets; no arrival b/s; minor faults to envelope

Reference: S842
£25.00

Mexico Olympics Swiss Gymnastics Team 1968
Mexico Olympics Swiss Gymnastics Team 1968
Mexico Olympics Swiss Gymnastics Team 1968
Olympic issue 20c, 40c, 50c, 80c, $1 on large PPC of the Swiss Gymanastics Team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, with signatures of all the members (14, of which 12 are in the picture), by Airmail; 19 October 1968 from Mexico to Bern

Reference: S832
£20.00

Switzerland to New York, censored 1918
Switzerland to New York, censored 1918
10c & 15c William Tell issues cancelled d/r bridged cds; from Bulle to New York, 11 July 1918; French censor's tape 'Controle Postal Militaire' tied with oval 'Ouvert' h/s No 202 and cachet '140'; no b/s; faults to envelope but nice strikes

Reference: S811
£15.00

Switzerland to New York, 1916 censored
Switzerland to New York, 1916 censored
25c 'Helvetia' definitive cancelled d/r bridged cds 'GENEVE 10 SUCC. FUSTERIE'; to New York, 11 December 1916; French censor's sealing tape tied by censor's 'Ouvert' cachet No 202; no b/s

Reference: S810
£15.00

Switzerland registered airmail to Polish Army 1941, censored
Switzerland registered airmail to Polish Army 1941, censored
Switzerland registered airmail to Polish Army 1941, censored
Swiss pictorials 30c blue, 50c brown on registered airmail envelope from Fribourg to a Polish Officer c/o the GPO London, 12 June 1941; cancelled FRIBURG DISTRIBUTION, addressed to Chief Postal Censor (London) with censor's tape 'Opened by Examiner 787'; large purple cachet "I.KORPUS WOJSK POLSKICH/1st POLISH ARMY CORPS" 8 11 1941"; on reverse Swiss censor label; a striking combination

Reference: S764
£35.00

Italy registered express envelope to Berne, 1947
Italy registered express envelope to Berne, 1947
Definitve issue 3 x 5 lire + 5 x 10 lire for a 65 lire registered express rate, to Berne, cancelled GENOVA No. 14 d/r bridged cds 14 July 1947; black on pale plue ESPRESSO label + red Swiss tri-lingual Express h/s; b/s Milan 15 July & Bern-Hindelbank 16 July 1947; small faults to envelope

Reference: S732
£22.00

UN Office Geneva 1954UN Office Geneva 1954
European Office of the UN Geneva 25c, 30c, 35c, 40c, 50c (SG LU5-LU9) all overprinted for the UN European Office; cancelled GENEVE 10 / Nations Unies 1 November 1954; airmail to WHO, New York; h/s boxed 'ECOV' |(meaning?) no b/s;

Reference: S724
£30.00

UN Geneva Office 1954UN Geneva Office 1954
European Office of the UN, Geneva, 5c 10c 15c 20c 60c 70c (SG LU1-4, 10-11) all overprinted for the UN European Office, to the WHO in New York; cancelled GENEVE 10 / NATIONS UNIES 1 November 1954; h/s boxed 'ECOV' (what does this mean?); no b/s

Reference: S723
£25.00

Switzerland insured mail, 1911
Switzerland insured mail, 1911
Switzerland Helvetia definitives 3 x 1fr, 5c, 30c cancelled Lugano/Lettre on large orange envelope, Lugano to Hereford 24 October 1911: registered with red 'Insured/Valeur Déclarée' label & m/s "Valeur Declarée francs 2500"; with faint red registered date stamp 24 Oct 1911; a lovely franking

Reference: S637
£25.00

Italy registered Monza to Lucerne 1915
Italy registered Monza to Lucerne 1915
Italy registered Monza to Lucerne 1915
5 August 1915 Monza/Milano to Lucerne; Victor Emmanuel 5 x 15c + 40c cancelled Monza/Milano; MS 'Stampati / Azzicurati per L40', to the stamp dealer Bela Szekula (Villa Filatelica); various b/s 6-8 August & Luzern 9 Aug 2015

Reference: S597
£22.00

Italy registered to Lucern 1915Italy registered to Lucern 1915
registered envelope to the stamp dealer Bela Szekula, Victor Emmanuel 25c + 3 x 50c cancelled Siracusa (accettazre raccamandate), h/s 'BOLOGNA POSTE ESTERA' with similar cds on reverse, also b/s Luzern 8 July; faults to envelope

Reference: S596
£22.00

Italy to Switzerland 1915 Censored
Italy to Switzerland 1915 Censored
Italy to Switzerland 1915 Censored
8 September 1915 Pistoia to Lucerne Italy, Victor Emmanuel 2 x 25c, 15c, 2 x 5c on registered envelope to the stamp dealer Bela Szekula, censor h/s VERIFICATO PER CENSURA (15) & censor tape tied on reverse Bologna 10.9.15: h/s 'BOLOGNA POSTE ESTERA', b/s Luzern 12.9.15

Reference: S595
£25.00

Switzerland censored cover to London 1942Switzerland censored cover to London 1942
registered airmail envelope franked with 80c pictorial cancelled 2 November 1942 Zurich Annahme Amt, sealed with British PC90 label inscribed 'opened by censor 552', to Royal Mail Lines London, clean attractive cover

Reference: S578
£15.00

Switzerland registered insured cover to London 1930
Switzerland registered insured cover to London 1930
Swiss Pro Juventute issue 1929 (SG J48-51) on registered envelope + 5c Tell Boy & 50c Helvetia (SG 240,266), from Berne with Insured label, Valeur Déclaré & registration labels; b/s Finsbury Park 28 February 1930. A lovely colourful cover

Reference: S572
£35.00

MULTI-FRANKED COVER PARAGUAY TO GENEVA 1958MULTI-FRANKED COVER PARAGUAY TO GENEVA 1958
Envelope franked with a selection of 10 values to a total of 130 guaranis, cancelled with large d/r cds Aeropostal Central, with beige registration label, Asuncion 24 September 1958 to Geneva, from the Swiss Consular Office; b/s Geneva 27 & 29 September 1958

Reference: S519
£15.00

SWITZERLAND FISCALS ON PASSPORT VISA 1947-8SWITZERLAND FISCALS ON PASSPORT VISA 1947-8SWITZERLAND FISCALS ON PASSPORT VISA 1947-8
Italian Switzerland; on front of passport page (numbered 5 & 6) 3 large Italian 50 lire red revenue stamps 'Concessioni Governative atti Amministrativi' cancelled s/r 'Questura di Sondrio' & cachet 'Commissariato di Confine Campocologno'; on reverse a further 50 lire + 100 lire 'Atti Esteri Passaporti'; dated 15.8.47 & 14.8.48; pages from a passport used as visas; colourful & unusual

Reference: S422
£12.00

SWITZERLAND, ENVELOPE TO FRANKFURT 1917 INSPECTED & RESEALEDSWITZERLAND, ENVELOPE TO FRANKFURT 1917 INSPECTED & RESEALEDSWITZERLAND, ENVELOPE TO FRANKFURT 1917 INSPECTED & RESEALED
Switzerland 5 x 5c Tell Boy cancelled Thusis ornate cds 23 April 1917, to Frankfurt, where it was opened and resealed with a label inscribed "Militärischerseits....Überwachungsstelle d. XVIII.A.-K."; scarce thus from Switzerland and a nice combination

Reference: S397
£25.00

BOOK RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL, CENTENARY HISTORY 1959BOOK RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL, CENTENARY HISTORY 1959
Hardback work 'Red Cross International & the Strategy of Peace' by James Avery Joyce, Hodder & Stoughton 1959, 270pps with dust jacket, many illustrations, indexed, wth summary of the Geneva Conventions: a centenary history of the organisation since its foundation by Henri Dunant after the terrible carnage at the Battle of Solferino 24 June 1859: (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: S350
£15.00

ITALIAN PARCEL CARD WITH PACCHI POSTALI LABELS 1929ITALIAN PARCEL CARD WITH PACCHI POSTALI LABELS 1929ITALIAN PARCEL CARD WITH PACCHI POSTALI LABELS 1929
Italian 2 lire 50 'Bulletin d'expédition' to Zurich with 4 different 'pacchi postali' labels affixed (only the left hand portion goes on the parcel card) 3 lire, 20c, 25c, 30c, cancelled Naples 18 December 1929; with datestamp Chiasso Stazione Poste Italiane 21 December 1929: also with unclear control cachet & large MS endorsement 1,30 charge mark: on revese Zurich 22 arrival 27 December 1929: a neat attractive example

Reference: S349
£20.00

SWITZERLAND OFFICIAL CARD WITH TELEGRAPH OFFICE CACHET 1881SWITZERLAND OFFICIAL CARD WITH TELEGRAPH OFFICE CACHET 1881
Swiss 'Carte-correspondance officielle' with VF octagon datestamp 'Telegraphenbureau Zofingen' 11 October 1881, bridged d/s of Zofingen and Baden. MS on reverse 'Telegr. Bur. Zofingen.'; some age faults and a closed tear but a scarce datestamp

Reference: S286
£15.00

SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE 1955 SET FDCSWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE 1955 SET FDC
Switzerland 1955 Pro Juventute complete set (SG J 157-161) on illustrated cover (De Rochemont)cancelled with Bern special FDC cachet, to Sheffield, fine clean cover

Reference: S282
£20.00