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1913 Rppc 2 Austria-Hungarian Solders Sent By Kuk Bahnpost

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Posted 06/03/2011   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add fincbob2451 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, This is another postcard I got in a asmall group of cards. This is a real photo postcard that shows two Austro-Hungarian soldiers in dress uniforms. This card is dated 10913just prior to WW1. The stamp has been removed but the cancel is all there and reads--K.U.K. Bahnpost Gravosa- Sarejevo. which means it was posted by rail.
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David



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Posted 06/03/2011   8:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice, they look like rear Echelon types..look at the shoes..i remember the pictures my Grandfather had of himself and friends stripped to the waist in the snow picking lice out of their tunics..too bad the stamp is missing !
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Posted 06/03/2011   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A Super postcard David,
thanks for sharing it with us.
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Posted 06/03/2011   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi philb and rod222, I hate that the stamp is missing too. I collect postcards too but for me they are also another aspect of stamp and postal history collecting. I agree with you phil, they don't look like they spend a lot of time in the field.
David
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Posted 06/03/2011   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well heres a portion of my DNA I guess Grandpa had a dress uniform also..he was in an Alpine(dolomite)

regiment of course !
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Posted 06/04/2011   12:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Phil, That is a great photo. Is the Alpine a unit of the military? The reason I ask is because I have a postcard addressed to someone in a unit called Chasseurs Alpins. It may or may not be the same thing.Please let me know about the Alpines.
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David
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Posted 06/04/2011   05:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess they were thrown into the maelstrom that was to come. It is just as well that they did not know what was coming.
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Posted 06/04/2011   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wadmalatz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fincbob, here`s a link. germ.: Gebirgsjaeger/ aust-hun:Landesschützen,/french:Chasseurs Alpin,/brit: Alpine Hunter/rom. vinatori de munte/ magy. hegyivadász. Chasseur, jaeger, vinator, vadasz= hunter in french, german, romanian, hungarian. In fact riflemen, trained for mountain battles, lightly armed, mobile force, they have to learn skiing :)).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebirgsj%C3%A4ger
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Posted 06/04/2011   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi David, I guess coming from the mountain/valley regions of the Trentino region they were just naturally mountain troops.when I was there I came accross a museum from the first world war..it showed photos of mortar shells as tall as a man..they just fired them at each other from mountain to mountain..and climbing ropes to engage another small group of mountain troops is not really my thing..well he survived 4 years and I am here !!
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Posted 06/04/2011   09:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That first postcard is great.

Love the guy on the left -- the haircut, the mustache...

KS
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Posted 06/04/2011   11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wadmalatz, Thank you for the excellent link. It is very informative
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Posted 09/24/2011   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

This is the only thread that addresses Bahnpost = Railway
so I thought I'd pop this one here.
A little faint however.
I am not conversant with German material.

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Posted 09/24/2011   9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thats a nice one Rod !!
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Posted 09/25/2011   01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Phil, a little toned,
I'll pencil in RPO under the stamp on the album page.
100m seems expensive, perhaps a large parcel.
as I said, I am a newbie for Germany.
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Posted 09/25/2011   03:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterethio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Its a bit hard to tell the date on the stamp Rod but according to the graph below and the release date of the stamp (which is either Oct 1922 or Feb 1923 depending on the watermark) and the stamp only having one cancel I'd say it was used to send a domestic letter. This is a fascinating period to collect Rod. You can become a multimillionaire very cheaply.

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Posted 09/25/2011   07:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a great graph, Peter
easily explains the 100 mark stamp
nicely solved there.

Watching world markets lately we are in for
a ride of our own in the years ahead.

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