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Posted 11/17/2013   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ldhaber to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,

I am not able to read the address information on this cover. Could any of you help me?

Thanks,

Larry

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Posted 11/17/2013   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Larry,

I can't read the address but the instruction at the top refers to the North German Lloyd liner "Kronprinzessin Cecilie":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Kro...ssin_Cecilie

I wonder if the cover was addressed to Rostock in Germany? That's my best guess but I may be way off.

Is there an arrival postmark on the back of the cover?
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Posted 11/17/2013   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know much about foreign addresses, but would agree it's Germany. It's also interesting that it made it there on two cents. (I think overseas mail was higher, even back in the day of that cover).

As for the addressee, my guess is the name is "Wilhelm Schmidz, Esq." (possibly a variation on "Schimdt"?).
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Posted 11/17/2013   5:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can read one line, the one that reads "Cirkus Busch". Googling it brings up a wealth of info!

Peter
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Posted 11/17/2013   5:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raymodj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the adddress is:

Cirkus Busch
Bahnhof Borse

http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicp...Circus_Busch

edit: I see Peter beat me to it.
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Edited by raymodj - 11/17/2013 5:48 pm
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Posted 11/17/2013   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very interesting destination - very nice.

I was guessing wrongly that the "Circus" was a street like the ones in London.

I see now that it was in Berlin. It's always easier to read an address when you know what is says!
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Posted 11/17/2013   7:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What does the 'Bureau S' above the address mean?

It seems the detailed part of the address.

The word Bahnhof translate in Google to Railway Station, so railway Station Market perhaps? With the Bureau S part meaning a drawer or slot or locker to store incoming mail in perhaps?
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Posted 11/17/2013   7:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Puzzler,

I guess it's "Bureau d.", so Office of the Circus Busch.

The Circus had its own building at the station:

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Posted 11/17/2013   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ldhaber to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all. Much appreciated.

There was alas no receiver postmark on the other side, would have made reading this much easier. And, I would guess that the address was written by an individual using a very old fashioned German script since at first I thought that it was all in Cyrillic.

So, the cover appears to have been sent from NYC to Herr Schmidt with the Circus Borse in Berlin via the liner Kronprinzessin Cecilie at the rate of 2.

Nice cover?

best,

Larry

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Posted 11/17/2013   7:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Larry, just to get it correct. The Circus is the "Cirkus Busch". The Busch family had a circus in many large German towns; this one was close to the "Borse" station. A "Borse" is a stock exchange. The Borse station was later named the "Marx-Engels Platz" station. After the fall of the regime in East Germany the station was again renamed and is now known as the "Hackescher Halt" after a market nearby.

Peter
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