This is a survey, primarily of 19th century cancelers, made for use in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Early on, circa 1870, Swiss postal administrators permitted Güller & Cie to manufacture for other countries, but the cancelers had to differ in appearance from regulation Swiss cancel design. Evidence shows the ruling was not always followed. Examples in this exhibit emphasize the variety of styles chosen by, and made for, Güller’s customers, their common feature being the rotating date wheels. Of particular interest are post-1904 examples of those made for Argentina, Brazil, Tunisia, Uruguay and Venezuela, as they used the flexible head system patented by Frédéric de Coppet in 1903.
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Foreign Cancelers Manufactured by Güller of Hüttikon