Envelopes and wrappers (postal stationery)

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    UM R 94.10.1.jpg
    Air Mail envelope of the USSR used in Ukraine on Jan.10th,1994.
    Additional postage by meter stamp: 3 Karbowanez.
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Although in the "High North" Murmansk is an ice-free harbour.It was the
    most important destination for allied help to the Soviet Union during WW II.
    It was and possibly still is Russias main fleet-base.
    This letter,with 10 R. "additional" postage,was sent on Feb.27th,2004.
     
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  3. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Hi Werner:

    What exactly are these items? A postal card or an aerogram? Was the message written on the reverse? Were they sold as a philatelic item or were they available for purchase and use by the public? What is the purpose of the printed box in the lower left corner?

    Don
     
  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    They are envelopes produced for inland-mail.All have identical backsides,
    either with or without air-mail markings:
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    I cannot read or understand Russian.But I think the box in the lower left
    corner is for the postal code (zip-code).On the back-flap there seems to be an
    instruction,how to write the numbers.I guess to make them readable for
    automatic sorting.Why there is an imprinted 500 already,I do not know.
    They were sold to the public for many years and obviously many different
    additional advertisement overprints were applied.
     
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  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    UM DR14.6.90)).jpg
    Wrapper for sending newspapers or pamphlets,sent June 14th,1890.
     
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    UM GB10.10.36)).jpg
    Inland envelope,used for foreign mail.Sent Oct.10th,1936.
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Inland envelope with added postage for foreign mail.Sent Feb.24th,1977.
     
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  8. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Ok Werner, nice cover, but you are going to have to translate Biglietto Postale for me.

    Don
     
  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Ja Don,
    you are quite right with your question!
    Biglietto is card.I did not think about it,as post-cards are inscribed "Cartolina
    Postale".But in the "old,good times",namely before the telephone was invented,
    short notices were written on small folded,but not sealed letters.In German
    these were called with the french word "Billiett".In the times of Goethe "Billiett" was very commonly used.Later the word was used for railway-tickets and later on
    for all kinds of tickets.
    When I scanned the Biglietto Postal,I thought it was an envelope.But I was
    wrong.I now had another look,unfolded it and scanned it from both sides.
    So it is a "Letter Card" !
     

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  10. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Out of the shoe box album comes this U.S. # 10 stamped envelope, Sc. U635. Scott lists it as a precancel which had a postal value of 5c. It was first issued on March 10, 1995. This cover was in a sale lot of miscellaneous philatelic covers I purchased on eBay several years ago. I'm not much of a postal stationery collector, but I am adding this cover to my growing collection of commercial usage first-day covers. I was an APS member in 1995, but I don't remember ever getting this cover in the mail. Neither do I know what kind of information it might have carried, but, maybe, it was an annual dues notification.

    Don

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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    North-German Confederation,sent Oct.21st,1870.
    Similar envelopes were issued by German States and the German Empire.
     
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  12. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Hi Don,

    I got the same cover in the mail and just like you I can't remember what the contents were all about. I was also a member in 1995. I'll see if I can dig it up, sometimes I keep the contents of the cover.

    I found the envelope, but unfortunately I did toss the contents. :(
     
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  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    A similar envelope from Prussia,sent July 23rd,year ?
    Issued earliast in 1861,prussian envelopes were valid till Dec.31st,1867.
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Possibly my favourite envelope: sent May 13th,1897.
     
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  15. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Hi Werner:

    Very nice cancels on this cover. I can understand why it is your favorite.

    Don
     
  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    backside of the previous envelope;
    Zwolle is the capital of province Overijssel.The town had her best times
    in the 16th century,when it was the centre of book-printing.
    Interesting: the cover was cancelled 11-12 h. a.m. in Zwolle and the
    arrival-cancel in Uerdingen (today a suburb of Krefeld) is from 10-11 p.m.
    of the same day ! A speed,what is not possible nowadays. So the recipients would get the letter with the morning-delivery of the 14th.In those days
    there were three regular mail-deliveries every work-day.
     
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  17. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    In my opinion, the decline of postal services in industrialized countries is due to decline of the mails as a means of communication. Letters can no longer compete with electronic communication. As a consequence the mails are no longer important and don't justify the expense of more than one delivery a day. Occasionally, there is talk of dropping Saturday delivery here in the U.S.

    Don
     
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  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    SOS-Children´s-Villages balloon-mail,sent on March 12th,1951.
    Balloon-Mail charity covers were very popular in Austria.The 15 g and the 45 g
    are imprinted for inland use,while the other stamps payed the additional
    postage for mail to Germany.
     
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  19. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    An attractive cover! I like the franking from the regional costumes series.

    What exactly was balloon mail? Hot air balloons are subject to the direction of the wind on a given day. Generally, they are flown on days with very light winds. How far did these letters travel on a balloon flight before putting them on another form of transportation for delivery to their address?

    Don
     
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