Cancellations & Handstamps

Bob Medland, the Society’s postmark enthusiast, provides us with an informative display on the history of Swiss cancellations and postal marks from the early 19th century to the present day. As the original display was quite comprehensive and covered numerous canceller-types and a variety of uses, it has been reproduced here in sections, and can be accessed by selecting one of the buttons below, marked 1-8:

Section Content
Introduction, Rosettes & Franco
Route Marks & Rate Marks
Early Straightline Handstamps
More Straightline Handstamps
Postage Dues, etc.
Registered & Parcel Post
20th Century Cancellers
Temporary, Elzevir, etc.