Modern Postcards

Discussion in 'Want Lists' started by Werner Salentin, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I did not want to continue with the thread "Postal Stationery",because it is going to become to voluminous.
    Not collecting postcards actively,I nevertheless have a number of them,mainly from Germany.
    I try to show them in chronological order,what is not that easy because of their big numbers.My catalogue (Michel 1972) is not up to date,but even
    so a big help.
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    This is my oldest of my "modern" german postcards.
    Sent on July 23rd,1945 to my grandfather.
    The sender asks wether our family (I was not yet part of it) had fared in
    the final stages of the war.Wether they had news about my father and my uncle,who both had been soldiers and hopefully were still alive and well. (Both were well,and would return a few months later from prisoners of
    war camps.)
    They also wrote,that they had few damages due to bomb-raids only.Just
    the roof and 50 sheets of glass.
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    Nice to see the seal of the Unna post-office,with the swastika removed.
    The card is one of the more than 300 provisional postcards,what were issued in 1945 in the american and british zones.
    This card was issued (and most likely printed) in Hagen-Haspe,
    situated close to Unna.
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Postcard with "round 6",written on May 15th,1946.
    On March 1st,1946 postage for a card became 12 Rpfg.,so a
    make-up-stamp (Anglo-American Zones,british printing 1945)
    was added.Cancelled on arrival.
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    AM Post (Allied Military) postcard,issued 1945,sent May 6th,1946.
    AM Post-issues were valid in the American- and British Zones.
    First service in Aachen (the very West of Germany) on Jan.24th,1945
    for official mail and newspaper-service only.
    Stamps were issued March 19th,1945,when the postal service
    became available for private use.
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Local rate postcard,uprated after the rate hike of March 1946.
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    card issued in May 1946
     
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