Postal Stationery

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    This is the last postcard,what was issued during the "Weimar Republic" (Nov.1918 - Jan.1933)
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    Semi-postal card from 1932,in commemoration of the
    "Battle of Tannenberg",1914,where Germany´s 8th Army under
    the command of general (later field-marshall and later president 1925-1934) Paul von Hindenburg and general-major Erich Ludendorff could defeat the 2.Russian Army.This stopped the russian invasion of Eastern-Prussia and led in the following
    years to the russian defeat in the First World-War.
     
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  2. kamatsuram

    kamatsuram New Member

    Love From Leningrad,USSR.
    i like the Antonov aerogram, 50 kopek BIG money at the time LOL aerogram russia.JPG
     
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  3. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, a piece of postal stationary from 17th February 1852 with a 4 margin? imperf Penny Red. Not my oldest letter sheet but my oldest stamped one.
    Posted from Liverpool to Edinburgh

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    £2021 / 6 / 11 d [Pounds/ Shillings/ pence] was a huge amount of money in 1852. I have only found data for average earnings for 1866. From https://www.measuringworth.com
    Assuming an annual number of days per year worked of 300, this implies average yearly earnings in 1866 of £41.67.
    [£41/6/8d] error [£41/13/4d]
    So it would be the equivalent of about 48 years wages for the average man.

    Regards, James.
     
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  4. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    The Penny Red from the above letter sheet.
    I have about 70 other Penny Reds in my collection.
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    Regards, James.
     
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  5. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Interesting letter. What was the reason for this transfer -- estate settlement? The purchasing power of 2000 + pounds in 1850s is amazing. It appears that a frugal person could have lived on the sum for years.

    Don
     
  6. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Don, bearing in mind that the average lifespan in the 1850's was about 46 years a frugal person could live their whole life for that sum. Probably they would live a lot longer not having to work in the mines or shipbuilding etc. for 70 hours per week..............

    Regards, James
     
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  7. kamatsuram

    kamatsuram New Member

    Untill 1990-2000 its quite easy to compare inflation with post cost. Now with privat sector running many european postal service no longer accurate. iF only salary / pensions would have follow the post % increments we all would be rich.
     
  8. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    According to the Office for National Statistics, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 3.00% per year. Prices in 2017 are 13052.4% higher than prices in 1852.

    In other words, £2,021.67 in the year 1852 is equivalent to £265,899.07 in 2017, a difference of £263,877.40 over 165 years.

    Regards, James.
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Back to postal stationery:
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    Württemberg,envelope issued in June 1865
     
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  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    The backside of the same envelope:
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    Please note the embossed post-horn and 3 in the centre.
    Also remarkable: the mirrow image of the "stamp" on the left
    is not on the back of the front-side of the envelope,but
    on the back of the back-side !
     
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Württbg.P30.jpg
    Inland-card issued 1888,sent April 28th,1988
     
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  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Württbg.DP28.jpg
    Inland-Official-Postcard,issued 1890,sent Oct.5th,1891
     
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  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Württbg.P39.jpg
    Card for local use,with 2 Pfg. additional stamp used as nationwide
    (Germany/Austria) postcard.
    Issued 1894,sent Nov.17th,1899 (railway-cancel).
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Since 1950 Japan issued "summer-greeting-cards" every year.
    On the frontside there is the stamp on the back there are usually
    two different pictures.
    Here the 1958 card:
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  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    1958 backside illustrations:
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  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    JapSom59.jpg
    summer-greetings 1959
     
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  17. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    JapSom59a.jpg
    1959 back-sides
     
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  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    JapSom60.jpg
    summer-greetings 1960
    (I have one backside-picture only)
     
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  19. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    JapSom61.jpg
    summer greetings 1961
     
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