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Posted 05/26/2010   10:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add nr-notrare to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
.....when I saw this I just could not stop myself.







With the number of Castles in Switzerland I'd bet there are quite a few similar cards to be found.





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Posted 05/26/2010   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very nice card nr-notrare!

It seems to be focused on the 13th century Rudolph of Habsburg as you have Habsburg castle that the family takes its name from in the middle, Kyburg castle on the left representing his mother whose father was Count of Kyburg and Hohenberg castle in Württemberg/Swabia representing his wife whose father was Count of Hohenberg.

The title translates as "Brave men are the best walls, their love and loyalty an invincible fortress."


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Posted 05/26/2010   1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello nigelc.......


Thanks....for the info and the translation........am I correct thinking there could be others similar ?



Would the name Swabia have any connection to our beloved club President Laswabbie??








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Posted 05/26/2010   3:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello nr-notrare,

I don't know if there will be any other cards in the same format as your Habsburg one but I have seen lots of Swiss cards with castles and heraldry and sometimes both together.

I collect postcards form the Interlaken area of Switzerland and here's a modern one showing three castles on lake Thun:



By the way I wonder if your card is Swiss or Austrian given the Hapsburg connection. Is there a publisher indicated on the other side?

All the best,
Nigel
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Posted 05/26/2010   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nigel.....


Nice Card.......

.......the back of mine is exceptionally clean......on the top left is........"OFFIZELLE KARTE FUR: ROTES KREUZ, KRIEGSFURSORGEAMT KRIEGSSHILFSBURO Nr 571"..........the seller had it listed as Swiss.....is it ??


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Posted 05/26/2010   4:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks nr-notrare,

That would translate to something like "Official card for Red Cross, War Welfare Office, War Aid Office"

I suspect it's from the time of the First World War but could still be either Swiss or Austrian.

I'll see if I can find any more cards like this.

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Posted 05/26/2010   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello nr-notrare,

On Delcampe I found several very nice looking portraits of what appear to be Austrian generals all on cards with the same inscription as yours. They also have a printed price indication on the back which is in the Austrian heller currency. So it looks as though your card is a patriotic Austrian card celebrating the Austrian imperial family.
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Posted 05/26/2010   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nigel.....

what category ??
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Posted 05/26/2010   5:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found them by string searching on "kriegsfursorgeamt" in postcards including description but I see you can find them just with this string alone.

Here's one:

http://www.delcampe.com/page/item/i...guage,E.html
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Posted 05/26/2010   5:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The back of mine is almost identical except for the postage markings.

Do you recognise any of the Generals as significant in WW1 ?
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Posted 06/04/2010   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pobrien36 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice postcard nr-notrare!
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Posted 06/04/2010   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello pobrien.....


Welcome to the club.....tell us about your collection.
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Posted 06/05/2010   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome postcard! Postcards tell so much more--from
the hand written messages to the cancelled stamps/post
marks with dates, to the actual pictures or drawings
on the card itself.
I saw a postcard at an antique mall that was a handwritten message
from a man to his sweet heart--dated 1908. Think of what the postmaster must have thought! ha In those days the postal worker had
time to read all the post cards, thus, they knew all the latest info in the community. BTW--I didn't purchase the post card-they wanted $5 for it which was way too high!
Gussyboy
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Posted 06/05/2010   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WELCOME BACK GUSSY !


You have been missed !

There are some stamps & cancels on post cards from that time period that are worth much more than $5.00........

Like this one......








Stamp #357 on postcard (certified) 2010 SCV $120.00





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Posted 06/05/2010   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are you going to stick around this time Gussy ?????
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