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Posted 10/14/2018   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Kelump to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Some information on Wikipedia says SKVH stands for "Secretariat for Catholic Flemish High Students" which distributed "stamps" during World War I that were designed to support Flemish soldiers.
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Posted 10/14/2018   10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not see a question, but I like this cinderella very much. The words "Ik dien" read "I serve" in Dutch ( Flemish ).


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Posted 10/15/2018   05:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Any relationship?
(Australia) Adelaide Mail July 22nd 1916

British Steamer Yze Sunk. (Pronounced oozay I think ?)

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Edited by rod222 - 10/15/2018 05:32 am
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Posted 10/15/2018   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kelump to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good question. 1302 seems to be an important year for Flemish/French relations. I can't find much info on what the Yze means next to the 1916.
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The cinderella was indeed issued during WW I, but to commemorate the battle of Pilkem Ridge, also known as the third battle of Ieper.
The word on the stamp should read Yzer - I found pictures of the cinderella on a Dutch language story about Flanders Fields and the battles fought there. I tried to copy and paste the website but could not make it work.
The website is www.bloggen.be/vlaanderensve...hp?ID=3111302 .

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Edited by Petert4522 - 10/15/2018 8:43 pm
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A little further reading of the Dutch text. The Yzer ( or Ijzer ) is a river that rises in the Flemish part of France and flows into Belgium. I believe that the OP's cinderella was drawn by Joe English to honor the multi-national soldiers who died in the battle of the Ijzer
The picture of the stamp in the Belgian website shows the name as Yzer rather than Yze in the OP's example


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Edited by Petert4522 - 10/15/2018 8:58 pm
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Hi Rod,

The sunk steamer appears to have been the Yzer.

Here's more on the sinkings:

Thursday, 20 July 1916

Western Mediterranean

Three more British steamships captured and sunk by U.39 (Walter Forstmann) off Algiers, Algeria:

YZER, 3,538/1904, Brys & Glysen, Cette for Gibraltar in ballast. Sunk by torpedo 56 miles NW 1/2 N of (L - 50 miles N 2 W true of Cherchell); one life lost (H/L/te/un)

GRANGEMOOR, 3,198/1911, Novocastrian Shipping, Genoa for Baltimore in water ballast. Sunk by gunfire 75 miles NW by W of (L - in 37.22N, 02.02E) (H/L/te/un)

KARMA, 3,710/1904, Unison SS, Dunston for Porto-Ferrajo with coal. Sunk by gunfire 68 miles NNW of (L - 70 miles NW by Wof) (H/L/te/un)

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Posted 10/15/2018   9:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kelump to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information everyone. It's interesting that the flag on the link that Peter provided was changed from a lion to the initials SKVH. Here is a Wikipedia link with some more information. https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec...oogstudenten
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Posted 10/16/2018   02:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Nigel.
Well we got that sorted, well done Peter.

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I was able to find some more cinderellas distributed by the SKVH during World War I.
Here is the one that reads "moral people great people" in Dutch.
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Google translates this one from Dutch to say "keep you proud, keep you clean" so it appears to be the one in the Wikipedia story that says "Keep your pride clean"
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This one translates to "Men's nobility from the pride of youth". I'm not sure how the picture reflects this.
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This one is in French and appears to be quoting Jules Michelet..."to be very pure"
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another one in French

"stay pure and be proud"
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another one in French
"Stay worthy of founding a home"
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These two don't have anything to translate.
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