Hello, this Switzerland in 1915

  • Hello, this Switzerland in 1915, its postage in accordance with the year (1915) postal rates?
    3 purple seal, what does it mean?
    thank you very much

  • Hello xiaolin,


    according to the postal rate list in my old Schweiz/Lichtenstein-Spezialkatalog from 2003 25 Rappen is the correct foreign letter rate( up to 20g weight) from Oct. 1st, 1907 until Jan. 31, 1921.


    Best regards
    DKKW

  • Hello,


    The oval purple seal in Italian (French for the street address) means "International Association for the Works to Protect Youth - International Secretariat - 16, rue St Pierre, Fribourg (Switzerland)".


    The linear seal in German means "Returned because of war situation".


    Because of the round seal from Innsbruck, it looks as if the letter made it from Fribourg (Switzerland) to Innsbruck (Austria), but could not be sent on to its final destination (in Italy ?) because of the war situation.


    Greetings
    Jean Philippe


  • What does purple seal, abbreviated as K. R. B. mean? What should all the words be?
    Where is the letter sent to? Innsbruck (Austria)?

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    Original von DKKW
    Hello xiaolin,


    according to the postal rate list in my old Schweiz/Lichtenstein-Spezialkatalog from 2003 25 Rappen is the correct foreign letter rate( up to 20g weight) from Oct. 1st, 1907 until Jan. 31, 1921.


    Best regards
    DKKW


    What does purple seal, abbreviated as K. R. B. mean? What should all the words be?
    Where is the letter sent to? Innsbruck (Austria)? Is this address? Scan picture

  • As indicated above, the letter was supposed to be sent to Pieve Tesino in Valsugana (to-day in Italy), but didn't go farther than Innsbruck, from where it was sent back to Switzerland.


    To be precise, in 1915 the Valsugana was still in Austria, as the Province of Trentino was ceded to Italy only after the first World War.


    I don't know about K.R.B. There was a railway line called "Kronprinz-Rudolf-Bahn", but it does not seem to have gone to Innsbruck and it was no longer active in 1915..