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Posted 08/08/2022   12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EdziuMM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The cancel on this Austrian Republic stamp says "FRATTING..." But my sources find no Fratting... in the present-day Austrian Republic. However, the present-day Czech town of Vratenin was named Fratting when it was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and it's right on the border between the two nations. So why is an Austrian stamp cancel now using the old Germanic name of a now-Czech town? Any help, please?
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Posted 08/08/2022   12:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
AHA!!! The blown-up pic I posted showed me an umlaut over the A that I hadn't noticed before! And my sources do find a Frattingsdorf with an umlauted-A in Austria. So asking the question provided the answer!!!
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Posted 08/08/2022   12:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could the answer be that the Fratting cancel is a receiving cancel? The Austrian stamp is a porto stamp - likely cancelled by the receiving post office?


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Edited: Is this what is known as post-crossing?
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Edited by Petert4522 - 08/08/2022 12:34 pm
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Posted 08/08/2022   2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 08/08/2022   4:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both!
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