Postal Stationery

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Issued 1917,sent Sept.8th,1917. Cancelled by a railway-p.o. cancel.
    Train 1906,going from Oberhausen via Recklinghausen to Hamm.
    This is the latest postcard I own from imperial days.
     
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  2. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Werner:

    Nice cancel on this one. Were those German railway post offices in the station or were they traveling post offices (railroad cars) like the RPOs (Railway Post Offices) in the U.S.?

    Don
     
  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Don,

    don´t know about the RPOs in the US.
    In Germany the Bahnpost directly descended from Post-Stage-Coaches.They were no post offices,but cars for mail-transport
    and mail-sorting.Nearly all mail was transported by trains.
    Smaller p.o.s gave their mail to the next railway-station and
    when a train came through,the mail bags were taken in and
    cancelled and sorted for the different destinations.
    On all post-waggons there was a kind of postbox for public use.
    So you could mail a letter directly on the station.
    Wikipedia states,that 1914 2400 mail-waggons were in service
    and 8000 people worked on them.
    Later the service declined due to the war and the following years
    of economic troubles.
    After WW II mail transport moved to air-planes and trucks.
    In 1997 all mail-transport on railways ended.

    Werner
     
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  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    International card,sent to Germany,Aug.1st,1891
     
  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    International card,sent to Germany Feb.20th,1897
     
  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Inland Card,sent Sept.27th,1902 to Germany.
    A international card would have been 10 Centimes.So postage due
    of 10 Pfennig was collected from the recipient.
    In Germany there were and are no postage due stamps.
    The fee to collect has to be noted on the letter etc. with a blue coloured pencil as above.
     
  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    The only postcard I have form Norway:
    International card sent to Germany on Mar.25th,1902.
     
  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    sent Dec.29th,1896
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    sent Feb.19th,1903
     
  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Postcards of Germany from the periode of the Weimarer Republik
    (Weimar Republic).The Weimarer Republic was declared on
    Nov.11th,1918 ending the monarchy.It lasted till Jan.30th,1933,
    the day Adolf Hitler was appointed as Reichskanzler.
    This first german democratic republic had a turbulent history.
    The lost war,an unjust peace-treaty (one of the reasons why there
    was and will be no peace-treaty after World War II),a hyper-inflation
    in 1922/23 and finally the World Economic Crisis from 1929 onwards.
    From 1930 the democracy was grinded down by the communists on the left and the NSDAP (Nazi-Party) on the right.No Reichskanzler
    could reach a parlimentary majority any more,but had to govern
    by decree,held in power by the Reichspräsident only.When in the
    1932 elections the NSDAP became the strongest party,Hindenburg,
    the Reichspräsident,appointed Hitler as Reichskanzler.Within a few
    months the democratic system was abolished and the Nazi-dictatorship was established.
    However in respect of fine arts,scientifis achievements and other
    cultural fields the Weimarer Republic was one of the most fruitful
    periodes in the history of Germany.
     
  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued in 1919,this card was sent on Aug.26th,1920
     
  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    This card is quite interesting.It is from a reply card from 1918,what was cut in two.The two parts were overprinted with an additional
    7 1/2 Pfg.stamp.Aand,on the shown card The inscription Antwort (answer) was also overprinted,for a use as inland-card.
    Issued in 1919,it was send on Aug.24th,1920,when again the postal rates had been increased,now to 30 Pfg,what made necessary an additional 15 Pfg. stamp.
    Cancellation: Railway-Cancel
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued 1921,used several price hikes later (franked correctly) on Jan.23rd,1922
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued 1921,sent Dec.23rd,1921
     
  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued 1922,the card was sent on Feb.12th,1923.
    When issued the postage for a postcard was 1.50 M.When sent the rate had been increased from July 1st,1922 (1.50) in four steps to 25.- Mark (Jan.15th,1923).
     
  17. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued 1922,sent July 31st,1922,correctly franked with 1.50 Mark.
     
  18. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    A 1944 South African Aerogram not often found. SA 44 Aerog 2x3d WACov.JPG
     
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  19. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    Would be interesting what was written to O.P Basilius who was a high ranking Franciscaner member of that Order..
     
  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Here the backside of the hungarian postcard:
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    My school-Latin is somewhat dusty,but is sufficient to know,
    that it is a card with New Year greetings.
    The card arrived in Paderborn in time on Dec.31st 5-6p.m.Would not be possible nowadays !
    On the top left the embossing shows nicely.
     
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