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Posted 06/01/2020   4:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hansthedutchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Who can help me with some background information on this card.
First there is a meter cancel on it dated 1922 but Germany started with meter cancels in 1923 according to the wiki books meter catalogue.
Secondly I would like to have some info on the DEKAM company. I know that they were dealers in paintings, but that is all the info I can find.



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Posted 06/01/2020   4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Hans,

The card uses the company type abbreviation, "GmbH" both after DEKAM and the full name at the bottom, Dr Karl Meyer.

I guess DEKAM (or, sounding it out, De Ka M) is just Dr Karl Meyer's trading name.
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Posted 06/01/2020   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot help you on the Meter part.

DEKAM(Dr Karl Meyer). was a company that produced printed copies of famous paintings.

Someone is offering a catalogue of DEKAM on Ebay UK at this moment. This might give a an even better idea.
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Posted 06/01/2020   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see lots of hits with Google for "Dr Karl Meyer GmbH Leipzig" as a book publisher around 1923, 1928 etc.
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Posted 06/01/2020   5:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly looks to be a metered mailing. Printed matter postcard rate of 40 pfennigs domestic began on 1 January 1922.
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Posted 06/01/2020   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hans,

This particular meter type was in use as early as 1921.
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Posted 06/02/2020   12:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hansthedutchman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the replies.

PostmasterGS is there a catalogue for this German meter stamps?
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Posted 06/02/2020   01:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are. Go to Philabooks and search for "postfreistempel".
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