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Posted 01/08/2018   09:45 am  Show Profile Check itma's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add itma to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know that the value in the upper margin id the cost per sheet for these stamps, but can anyone tell me what, if anything significant, the markingd in the left-hand margin mean?

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Posted 01/08/2018   09:46 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are markings to count of the value of the stamps. Easier for the clerk to see how much he has left
Now I will go and learn ho to read a question!

Peter
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Edited by Petert4522 - 01/08/2018 10:05 am
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Posted 01/08/2018   10:31 am  Show Profile Check itma's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. Peter. It is the "11X 82", "231X82" and "5 X92" notations that I am enquiring about, not the 10.-, 9.- and 8.50 sheet values.

My first guess would be that that they are added to the sheets as they are printed for inventory control purposes. It would, however, be interesting to know what they actually signify, eg: perhaps "11X 82" means the 82nd sheet in the 11th print run.
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Posted 01/08/2018   12:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kuhli to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
could it print dates? Oct 11, 82; Sept 23, 82; Oct 5, 82.
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Posted 01/08/2018   1:54 pm  Show Profile Check itma's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Kuhli. That is probably it, given that they were released in February 1983.
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Posted 01/08/2018   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Galeoptix to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Should you have more of these Swiss definitives, pay some attention to the gumming! Widely striped or narrowly striped!
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Posted 01/09/2018   3:35 pm  Show Profile Check itma's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Galeoptic:

I only have this and one other set. My work took me to Geneva 3 times every 2 years and I would buy stamps with my pocket change at the airport on the way out.

I am not familiar with gum striping. What should I be looking for?

Frank.

Ps: Switzerland is not a country that I normally collect.
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I confirm, the indications on the left are indicating the date of the printing.
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Posted 01/13/2018   1:56 pm  Show Profile Check itma's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Vacallo.
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