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World Postal Stationery, Part 2

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Posted 04/11/2022   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
France: Offices in Zanzibar, 1896
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It would be more accurate to say "one of the world's first postal cards," since three different cards were issued in Austria-Hungary on 1 October 1869. The cards shown above are both examples of Austria #1 (I'm using Ascher's numbers; Higgins & Gage are the same, I believe). The defining characteristics of this card are the Austrian coat of arms and German text, including notes at the top and bottom of the back. These notes distinguish #1 from cards with an identical front that were issued in later years.

The other two cards issued on the same day are Hungary #1 and #2. Hungary #1 is identical to Austria #1, except that it has the Hungarian coat of arms on it, rather than the Austrian. Hungary #2 is identical to Hungary #1, except that the text is in Hungarian, rather than German.

I got a nice exemplar of Hungary #1 at WESTPEX yesterday. The dealer had several in one of his $5 boxes, but this was the earliest that I found, postmarked in Karlstadt (now Karlovac, Croatia) on 20 October 1869, only 19 days after the introduction of the postal card. The writer was requesting prices for cotton yarn from a firm in Vienna.

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Stockholm: Stockholms Stadspost (local post)
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Germany, 1935 semi-postal postal card (Michel P256). The indicium depicts a girl in the Hitler-Jugend.
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Kiautschou, 1900 (thus in Ascher's Großer Ganzsachen-Katalog and Wayne Menuz's "Postal and Letter Card Issue Dates" in Postal Stationery #416, but Michel says 1901)

Transvaal, 1900
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French Guinea, 1893

Sainte-Marie de Madagascar, 1894
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Benin, 1894

Great Britain ("British Empire"), 1889

Romania: Postal Ships in Turkey, 1896
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French Oceania,1892
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This one arrived yesterday. I love this old style of design.

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They certainly had a great aesthetic sense back then. That's what inspired me to start my 19th-century one-from-everywhere collection.
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I finally got an unused exemplar of Austria #1 (1869):



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I already had Hawaii covered for my "One from Everywhere" collection, but I have a weakness for Hawaiian cards, and I was able to get these at a good price.

Hawaii (Kingdom), 1882 (Scott #UX2)

Hawaii (Kingdom), 1882 (Scott #UX3)

Hawaii (Republic), 1897 (Scott #UX9a)
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Just got some more cards from German private posts.

Auerbach: Auerbacher Privat-Brief-Verkehr (no indicium, so it's probably a formular card, which required a stamp for mailing)

Dresden: Dresdner Verkehrs-Anstalt Hansa

Leipzig: Lipsia (1897)

Magdeburg: Courier Privat-Stadtbrief-Beförderung

München (Munich): Courier Privat-Stadtpost

Wiesbaden: Wiesbadener Transport-Anstalt
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Italy, privately printed "Venetian Postal Card," 1897.

There's no indication of this on the card itself, but 1897 was a big centennial year for Venice. It marked the 1200th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Venice in 697 and the 100th anniversary of its dissolution by the Treaty of Campo Formio in 1797.

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Here are a handful from a large batch of postal cards that I'm still sorting out.









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