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Posted 03/26/2014   11:01 am  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a 1922 postal card from Geislingen a.D. Steige that has been surcharged and uprated:



Another from Germany that commemorates Goethe -



..and another postal reply card that was to be used by Russian & Ukrainians in Labor/P.O.W. camps



and for something completely different..Russian postal card to the U.S. - 1917 with a postage due handstamp and what I believe is a partial censor handstamp.





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Posted 03/26/2014   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Riga (Latvia) to Laubere (Latvia). November, 18, 1990. First stationery of the 2nd Latvian Republic.



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Posted 03/28/2014   10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a nice Jugoslavia (Yugoslavia) airmail envelope circa 1951.



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Posted 04/01/2014   08:58 am  Show Profile Check DC3's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DC3 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was a considerate gesture to write the country name in both alphabets, Latin and Cyrillic.
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Posted 04/01/2014   09:16 am  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen quite a few French pneumatic letter cards, but here's a German pneumatic postal card - Rohrpostkarte

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Posted 04/03/2014   11:24 pm  Show Profile Check smauggie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do find Mexican postal cards to be quite attractive (even if this one is a bit foxed and toned)

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Posted 04/04/2014   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
December 1990 Latvia flag entire.



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Posted 04/05/2014   7:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add whizard to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can someone help me with this card?

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Posted 04/06/2014   01:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a card issued for the Indian State of Travancore-Cochin, formed basically by amalgamating the former States of Cochin and Travancore in 1949, after Indian independence in 1947.

I suspect it's not a genuine usage, however. The card was issued on 14 December 1950, and was valid for postage anywhere in India, or appropriately franked, anywhere in the world. So far so good: the card could have travelled to Surat, which was outside the territory of Travancore-Cochin. However, the rather too clear date on the CDS is 19 CHI(NGAM) (1)115 ME, which is equivalent to 2 March 1940 CE - over 10 years before the card was issued.

The blue object next to the indicium is a copy of a Anna blue Scinde Dawk. No possibility that it's genuine. The real thing is currently catalogued at 35,000 mint and 9000 used.

Taken all in all, the card has been made up to fool collectors. There were large numbers of these cards left over when the Travancore-Cochin Post Office was closed down and merged into the Indian Post Office in 1951. This was probably one of those remainders, which someone has tarted up with an old Travancore State cancellation.

I'm sorry I can't show you a genuine usage of Travancore-Cochin postal stationery going out of the State/overseas, but this cover was sent during the relevant period, to Ireland.

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Posted 04/06/2014   07:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add whizard to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Tony, I thought it looked a little too neat and clean.
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Posted 04/07/2014   8:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are 4 Canadian Forces Air Letter Formular sheets.

There are 3 different patterns involved.

Even though they are "Formular" Airletters, they are still Postal Stationery. 2 were sent in 1963 and 2 sent in 1964.

ENjoy...





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Posted 04/13/2014   3:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few more from around the world.

First, an item from Canada. Nice RR photo postal card. I certainly hope that new bridge was double tracked!




Here is one from Wruttenberg (German province):




Even though Hawaii is part of the USA, here is a Hawaiian postcard, used a little later than issued. Uprated and Censored to boot. It was still a territory back then...





And finally a San Marino Item...




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Posted 04/14/2014   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have said it before, and, I'll say it again - there are some great images showing up in here.

It is also interesting to note that there are different varieties of the Canadian military stationery items that PoStat4ever posted. Canadian military mail in general is one of my specialties. These stationery forms are a great source for different military cancellations.

Chimo

Bujutsu

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1929, Tessalonika to Barcelona. 40 lepta entyre uprated with two 1 drachma stamps of the same series, showing Athens' Parthenon.

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Impatience! Nothing new under the sun ...

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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