Hello everyone, I need help identifying 8 Swiss stamps. I do not collect Swiss stamps. The different papers and fine to rough impressions have thrown me for a loop. Any help would be much appreciated. These are the second group.
Thefinfin, I might be able to be of some help, but the pictures are too unclear. Could you post scans, larger and not behind a mount? Also, just to keep 'em straight, just one at a time. And front and back please!
Sorry, but bigger images won't help with these. These work quite well when expanded.
Going from left to right, the 10r is Scott 26 with a red thread.
There is only one 2r value. It looks like the green thread has been removed, but that might be hard to see because of the thickness of paper. A dip in watermark fluid would show if there's a thread there or not. As before, a missing thread is a major fault.
The 5r has a black thread, so is Scott 25. Getting it now?
The 15r has a green thread (Scott says emerald). The paper is thin, the impression is not all that fine, but that's an earlier type cancel so without having it in hand, I would say this is Scott 17.
I thank you both for the replies. I was looking for threads in the paper itself, like in US revenues. That makes since where it does say thread, and not silk paper. I will add better pictures sometime on Friday.