Envelopes and wrappers (postal stationery)

Discussion in 'Want Lists' started by Werner Salentin, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Tin can mail and zepps have captured the fancy of collectors for generations, rocket, crashes and catapult mail, not so much. Balloon mail, just seems the most impractical of all, at least to me. Sailing ships can tack into the wind, balloons, no directional control at all

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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Balloon-Mail was a charity-event.Could be also called a gimmick,as the transport of mail by a balloon served no other purpose.
    The only serious mail-transport by balloon,that I am aware of,happened in the
    1870/71 Franco-Prussian War.Paris was encircled by the Prussian army.So
    ballons were used to get some mail out of the town.Such letters are rare and
    highly priced.
    Most special air-mail pieces are of philatelic origin.But that does not seem to matter.Most Zeppelin mail is of that kind,but is still very much in demand
    and rather expensive.
    First-Flight-Covers are another philatelic invention.However not that pricey,
    I think because,like with modern FDC´s,there are too many of them.
    Here another Balloon-Post item:
    AAA.jpg
    The card was posted in St.Veit/Glan in Carinthia on Oct.19th,1964.
    Was collected in Vienna,where the balloon started on Oct.25th.
    Was cancelled again after landing in Gross Enzersdorf Oct.26th and sent from
    there to the final destination in Germany.
    How much of a gimmick this is,shows,when you have a look where Gross
    Enzersdorf is situated: 18 km from Vienna !
    But anyway,balloon-post was and possibly still is popular in Austria.
    Here the patriotic back of the card: (Day of the Austrian Flag)
    AAB.jpg
     
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  3. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Very nice! Austria has a lot of handsome stamps. I checked the above stamp in Scott (Sc. 732) and it is a reproduction of a painting by Ignaz Raffalt entitled "After the Rain." I'm a little puzzled by the riders each with what appears to be a relay mount. They appear to be military, or possibly post riders. Looks muddy, and certainly not a good time for the woman to be out walking. Interesting scene.

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  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    The full title is: Heimkehrende Postillione nach dem Regen.
    i.e postillions on their way home after the rain.

    The full set is shown in post 25 of the thread "show your favourite stamps!"
     
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  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I have a number of envelopes from some asian countries,either unused or c.t.o..
    As I have no catalogue,I do not know,when they were issued.However the
    ongoing inflationary face-value rises are an indicator in what succession they
    were issued.
    Starting with Pakistan:
    Pakistan B1.jpg
    Inland letter around 1962/64;
    issued 1961
     
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B2.jpg
    Inland letter,"15 P.-rate era",1964/69
    issued 1965
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B3.jpg
    Inland letter "60 P.-rate era" 1983/85
    issued 1983
     
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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B4.jpg
    Inland letter "80 P.-rate era" 1986/88
    issued 1987
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B5.jpg
    (don´t know the meaning of the inscription in the box)
    issued 1989
     
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  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B6.jpg
    (a different inscription,but again I don´t know the meaning)
    issued 1989
     
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B7.jpg
    issued 1989
     
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  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B8.jpg
    issued 1990
     
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  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan B10.jpg
    issued 1993
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    To cover the the production-costs of stationery,a surcharge to the postage
    had be paid.So the above envelope was sold for Rs.1.80.
    Pakistan B9.jpg
     
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  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Pakistan direx.jpg
    Fast and reliable... and expensive
    issued 1993
     
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  16. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    What is this item, express mail?

    Don
     
  17. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Here the back of a similar envelope,what apart from the colour is
    identical to that of the above one.It lists all the different special
    carriage-services of Pakistan P.O.
    Pakistan UMSR.jpg
     
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  18. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Very Nice covers, Werner.
    Keep 'em coming,
    HGG
     
  19. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Thanks, Werner. Yes, the tan cover appears to be Express mail. I don't see any special markings or boxes to check indicating the level of service. That must be determined by the logo in the upper left, or the postage paid, or the color of the envelope, or all of those.:happy:

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  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    airex = air express
    Could not find a better information,than what is to be seen on the back of the
    (blue) envelope.According to the web-site of Pakistan Post,airex was introduced
    in 1985.Wether it is still offered,I don`t know.
     
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