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Lynn Mass Postcard With Felt Flag ~ 1913

 
 
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Posted 03/30/2019   7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Turtle2900 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello stamp community -
I was traveling in the northeastern U.S. a few weeks ago and picked up a few postcards.
Here is one of my favorites.
I am new to postcards collecting so not sure what to look for or comment upon.
The stamp cancel is interesting in that I am not sure where the "1913" print came from.
It looks like it was typed later or by someone other than the post office.
Thoughts on this?

The front text and character are hilarious to me.
Not sure what to make of it or if I am missing some of the humor?

What do you think of it?

I will scan a few U.S. Easter postcards I bought too and a old German Christmas postcard in the other forum soon.


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Posted 03/30/2019   7:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi turtle. Pretty card and funny too. The "1913" is part of the cancel and was not added later

Peter
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Posted 03/30/2019   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dutch kid humor cards are very common.

The felt flag attachment should have incurred 1 cent postage due and uprated to the 2 cent letter rate, but many of these slip through.

Yes, the year date is part of this particular steel duplex style to have 2 slots within the dial for month/day slugs and 1 outside for the year date as this example:

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Posted 03/30/2019   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turtle2900 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you John and Peter for replies and info. I really like the photo of the slug. It "punched" the postcard so hard I can feel the indentation on the postcard. It's like the 1913 is embossed. Thanks again.
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