Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Switzerland 1862-1881 Helvetia A18 Paper Type

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 12 / Views: 199Next Topic  
Valued Member

10 Posts
Posted 11/25/2021   11:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add VHBG to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I'm extremely novice, just trying to see what I inherited and hoping any of you can help me out.

Ive got some Switzerland A18 types (according to Scott). Im just trying to understand how I can see the different paper types (granite vs white wove paper). For some I can say that they would have to be one or the other (according to the colours and denomination), but in general I find it difficult to see the difference.

Can any of you give me some advice?




Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
United States
7725 Posts
Posted 11/25/2021   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your pictures ( of the back ) are way too small. One of the best ways to tell is look for small colored threads. And welcome to the forum


Peter
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
618 Posts
Posted 11/25/2021   12:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
10 Posts
Posted 11/25/2021   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VHBG to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both! The examples in those threads are great. I now know what Im looking for!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Spain
313 Posts
Posted 11/25/2021   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello.
If I'm not mistaken, A18 has no ironed paper.
Regards.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
10 Posts
Posted 11/25/2021   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VHBG to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh wow. This chart is brilliant. Given the colours here, I can assume that my number 22 is granite paper and my number 14 is white woven. I can use that as a guideline, I think right?

Ill have a look right now #129299;
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
10 Posts
Posted 11/25/2021   1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VHBG to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found one! The picture makes the fibers look dark/blackish, but theyre clearly red and blue in real life.

Absolutely brilliant. Thank you all for your help!


Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Spain
313 Posts
Posted 11/27/2021   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello.
You may also need this.
If duplicates appear, I am missing all the ones with a white background and I have all the ones with a green background.
Regards.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
5981 Posts
Posted 11/27/2021   11:34 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a splendid piece of work, Roberto. Congratulations!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
10 Posts
Posted 11/30/2021   03:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VHBG to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Roberto59,

Your overview is great. Do you also split out numbers 13-19 split out by different paper types?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
10 Posts
Posted 11/30/2021   03:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VHBG to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also, I have quite a lot of duplicates from Switzerland 1850 - 1900 that I'm trying to value for sale. Can anybody help me understand why the value of some paper series is higher if its stamped, whereas with other series its higher if it's unstamped.

E.g. number 41 is valued higher if it's unstamped, whereas Scott considers 66 to be valued higher if it's stamped.

Apologies if this is a beginner's question - I am an absolute beginner.


Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
2578 Posts
Posted 11/30/2021   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In this case, the 1881 issue was replaced sometime in 1882 so the 1881 issue was in use for a short time only. Further, that 1881 issue was made obsolete/unusable in 1883.

Note also that mint examples of the cheapest and commonly used values of the 1881 issue are so very cheap. It appears that those were sold off to collectors when made obsolete. Some of those remainders were overprinted AUSSER KURS.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
10 Posts
Posted 11/30/2021   06:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VHBG to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah that explains, thank you!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 12 / Views: 199Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2021 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.22 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05