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Afrique Centrale Colorful Card.

 
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Posted 05/11/2016   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ronv to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please help me figure this out. I can't read French. I think it was mailed in 1910. Am I reading the postmark correctly? So was this card mailed in France? This part of Africa would have been Middle Congo in 1910 and stamps of that country would have been appropriate.



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Posted 05/11/2016   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say mailed in a French Possession - Christmas wishes. Madame G. somebody, Liberty Place. Could be 1910. You need to blow up the whole postmark to see if there is another possibility.
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Posted 05/11/2016   1:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ronv to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks CanadaStamp. Does this help?

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Posted 05/11/2016   1:28 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't this posted from Biarritz?
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Posted 05/11/2016   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Makes sense. The address is also in Biarritz.

Postcard looks like a colonial series, although more reminiscent of gauchos going after rhea than Central African ostrich hunting. It was probably drawn by someone who'd never travelled further abroad than Paris...
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Posted 05/11/2016   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ronv to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is that bandits swooping down from the upper right?
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Posted 05/11/2016   2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ronv to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can see the Biaritz now. Thanks for that. What is the rest of the wording in the postmark?
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Posted 05/11/2016   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure about the date but the lower part is "Basses Pyrenées", the département in which Biarritz lies.
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Posted 12/01/2018   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RSC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yep - its 1910. Should be DD MM/YY - so 23 Dec 1910.

Interesting it states Central Africa as I thought ostriches were mainly in South Africa. Central Africa can include Malawi but I've not heard of the them there either.

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Posted 12/01/2018   09:16 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ostriches lived as far north as Arabia before being hunted out of existence. In one of Philby's Arabian travel books, he mentions finding a venerable ostrich egg!
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Posted 12/01/2018   12:25 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The postcard was sold by a French chocolate company- Chocolat-Louit. Google the name and one will see they had all sorts of cards they used to advertise their name.
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