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Posted 07/24/2012   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here are two of my favorite postcards I found in a big lot I received recently. Both were literally covered with old hinges and mostlikely was hinged in an album and it took an hour or so to rid those hinges from the cards without damaging the ink on the written side and the image on the other. Q-tips and alcohol and water and a lot of patience were required. Although damaged I find they are strikingly beautiful. I'm keeping them as the original owner did, in my album.

Does anyone know any information about the stamps or postmarks? I couldn't out too much out on the net, only the images. Thank you and enjoy!









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Posted 07/24/2012   1:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamps are relatively common, and are almost always poorly centered. The upper postmark is a handstamp CDS and the bottom postmark is a roller cancel. Both were in common use at this time. It's too bad I can't tell where they were sent from.
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The forst one is Valencia but the other is anyone's guess?
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Posted 07/24/2012   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Doh!

Of course it says the name of the town on the postcard. The second one is Valencia, which explains the roller cancel. Valencia was and is a port town and popular tourist destinations. There were a lot of postcards being sent from there. Makes sense to have a more ergonomic roller cancel rather than having to handstamp them all.

The upper card I now recognize as Cadiz (a couple hundred miles southwest of Valencia). This explains the hand-cancel as this is was a smaller port town overshadowed by the nearby port city of Malaga, as well as other popular tourist destinations in the province of Andalucia, such as Granda and Sevilla.
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That's great info because I have a lot of correspondence between a schoolgirl and her traveling Aunt. She must have been on a boat tour of that part of the world...Very interesting. I should get a map and all their letters and postcards that I have and mark her landings and journey..That would be a neat writeup.
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