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One City's Journey On Stamps

 
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Posted 05/18/2022   03:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EdziuMM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Many of the world's cities and towns have belonged to more than one country. One of the ways to to trace those journeys is through the postmarks on stamps of those countries. A good example is Bratislava, capital of present-day Slovakia.
When it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire it appeared on the stamps of Austria-Hungary and of Hungary as the exonym Pozsony. After the breakup of that empire it appeared on the stamps of Czechoslovakia with its Slovak name, Bratislava. Today, after the breakup of Czechoslovakia, it appears as Bratislava on the stamps of Slovakia. There are plenty of other places in the world whose journeys can be traced on other stamp-issuing entities.


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Posted 05/18/2022   07:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Edmund.
Here is another example : Lviv (now in Ukraine)

Under the Austro-Hungarian Empire : Lemberg / Lwow (german/polish)


After Polish Independence : Lwow


Under General Government (Nazi Occupation of Poland,WWII) : Lemberg


In the USSR,after WWII : Lvov/Lviv (russian/ukrainian)


After Ukrainian Independence : Lviv
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Posted 05/18/2022   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great example, Vayolene!
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