Discussion in 'Want Lists' started by Werner Salentin, Oct 4, 2016.
I've never seen an aircraft philatelic item I didn't like!
Here some rather old G.B. postcards:
1901 Took it two days to Düsseldorf
1890 Unbelivable today: This card was posted
on April 15th and arrived in Münster the next day !
1881 Any older around ?
Hello all four years ago this postcard sold for £1450.00. (1815.18 U.S. $)
Posted March 23 1890 from Chiang Mai to Germany via Burma, India and sea post. Nice clear cancellations enroute
I'm away for a few days, see you all soon.
A illustrated postcard from Singyang,China from 1928.
Unfortunately an additional stamp was removed.
On the backside a Shanghai transit cancel
"Bildpostkarten" are postcards with a picture on
the left of front-side.Many,many exist of the
"german era".Here two from Czeschoslovakia,part
of Austria till 1918.
In commemoration of the 500th birthday anniversary of Albrecht
Dürer,the german post office issued a set of five postcards.
On the back they show five different works of Dürer.
The address-sides are identical,except from the description of
This was the only picture-postcard issue of West-Germany ever.
300,000 were printed of each card.
Within a very short time they were sold out.But the expectation
of a rapid increase in value did not materialize.So many cards
were used later for mailing purposes.Most used cards have
additional postage stamp(s),as the postal tariffs had become
more expensive in the meanwhile.
Can you translate the inscription at the top of the frame below the angels?
I´m sorry,I can´t decipher the words.So I don´t know whether
it is German or Latin.Trying the net did have no positive results.
Here card III:
Here you can see the title right near the top: "welsch pirg".
Again I cannot read it,but it says so on the other side of the
card.In modern German this is: "Welsches Gebirge".
This is not so easy to translate."Gebirge" is mountain range.
However "Welsch(es)" is more difficult.It means people or
land of the Romans (other than the German tribes).Today the
word is used only in German-speaking parts of Switzerland.
The non-German parts,French-,Italian- and Räto-Roman-speaking parts are called Welsch-Schweiz.
Flügel einer Nebelkrähe (wing of a Hooded Crow)
Rosenkranzfest (detail with self-portrait)
From the Netherlands:
Nice cancel and a remarkable address: just the name of the
company and the city Cologne.No street,no country.Postal
workers were more clever in those days.
Quite a good stamp as additional postage on the left,but
unfortunately destroyed and wrecked.
Carried by "Rhine-Propeller-Steamer-Service".
Separate names with a comma.