The Szekula Family of Stamp Dealers

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Béla Sekula is not only responsible for all his brothers and several next generation family members entering the stamp trade. During his time in Lucerne, he founded four companies: his wholesale and retail business Béla Sekula, Cosmophilatelist AG, Globus AG, and Stamps Import and Export AG. Some of his employees later opened up their own stamp shops, or continued companies originally founded by Béla independently after his departure. Some of them are listed below.


Maria Stutzer

 
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Nidwaldner Volksblatt November 2, 1935
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Nidwaldner Volksblatt November 14, 1936
Maria Marie Stutzer began working as an office employee with Kollektivprokura (i.e. with shared signatory rights) in Béla’s stamp company in December 1926. In September 1931, she also joined the officers at the Cosmophilatelist A.G. shortly after it was founded. Around December 1935 / January 1936 she left both companies, but for several more years she continued to buy and sell stamps from her own business address at Himmelrichstrasse 1.


Cover — March 26, 1935

Registered philatelic cover sent on March 26, 1935 from Turan, Tannu Tuva, to Maria Stutzer. Franked with Scott #61-70 plus #58 / Michel #66-75 plus #63. LUZERN 2 arrival postmark on back dated 12.IV.35.

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Cover — November 23, 1936

Registered mail sent on November 23, 1936, from Cologne, Germany, to Lucerne, Switzerland. Arrived on November 23, 1936.

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Cover — March 30, 1937

Registered mail sent on March 30, 1937, from Lucerne, Switzerland, to Vevey. Arrived on March 31, 1937.

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Cover — May 31, 1937

Airmail sent on May 31, 1937, from Lucerne, Switzerland, to Tanga, Tanganyika Territory (today Tanzania). Arrived on June 7, 1937.

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Cover — November 8, 1937

Registered mail sent on November 8, 1937, from Stuttgart, Germany, to Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Cover — March 28, 1938

Registered mail sent on March 28, 1938, from Lucerne, Switzerland, to Malmö, Sweden.

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Cover — May 11, 1939

Official cover sent on May 11, 1939, from Vaduz, Liechtenstein, to Lucerne, on the occasion of the International Balloon Competition in Zurich on May 14.

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Cover — December 18, 1943

Registered mail sent on December 18, 1943, from Lucerne, Switzerland, to Vitznau. Arrived on December 18, 1943.

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Cover — May 18, 1954

Registered mail sent on May 18, 1954, from Vaduz, Liechtenstein, to Lucerne, Switzerland. Arrived on May 18, 1954.

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