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Posted 02/16/2017   07:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone help me out with the cancel on this Danzig Sc# 170. I can make out "Genutzt" and "Luftpoft". But what is the word under the left wing of the plane?

Thanks for the help.


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Posted 02/16/2017   07:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cannot find a full example at the moment, but from memory it says: Benutzt die Luftpost. translation Use airmail. Advertising slogan used in the thirties.
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Edited by Johan Buvelot - 02/16/2017 07:24 am
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Posted 02/16/2017   07:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Johan:

Thanks for the info.

I think the cancel on my stamp is "Luftpoft" rather than "Luftpost". Or is the character after the "o", which I think is an "f", not an "f"? I am guessing that I am missing something, as Google Translate tells me that Luftpoft = air pope.

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The character after the "o" is definitely an "s". The word is indeed luftpost.

Notice how the "f" has a crossbar and the "s" does not.
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I found this image online:
http://picclick.co.uk/Darmstadt-Ger...&gid=1&pid=2

I see what you mean about the lack of a crossbar. But I never would have guessed that in German an "s" can be represented by a character that looks very similar to an "f" with no crossbar.

Thanks!
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Not just in German, but also in older English. Check out the words "Course", "necessary" and "desolved" on the first line of this printed copy of the US Declaration of Independence.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...e%2C_LOC.jpg
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Your cancel is a machine cancel that was in use at numerous locations from 24 June 1927-1944.

Catalogs in Bochmann's Katalog der deutschen Gelegenheitsstempel as MS 72.

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Quote:
But I never would have guessed that in German an "s" can be represented by a character that looks very similar to an "f" with no crossbar.


Fraktur font



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraktur
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