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Posted 02/08/2011   7:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jhlovell to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a Swiss stamp from 1959 and you can see the huge T and near the bottom there is a penciled 5-. Would the T be for postage due and the 5 in this case be the amount. I don't see any added postage however. Anyone know what is up? - Jeff

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Posted 02/08/2011   7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
T stands for "Taxe" which means "Postage Due".

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Posted 02/08/2011   8:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought that may be the case but where is the extra postage. Not on the back.
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Posted 02/08/2011   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moonbird to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Or tariff.
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Posted 02/09/2011   02:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's something I wrote about these few years back: http://www.stampcollectingblog.com/...-cancels.php
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Posted 02/09/2011   08:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks everyone, great article scb
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Posted 11/14/2019   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bumped this thread to show another large postage due (T) marking. This "T" is approximately 40mm x 37mm.

Card is from Winklermoelltal, Austria to Gary, Indiana USA, with 60 groschen franking. There is no indication of amount due.

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