@bookbndrbob - that postmark from 'Glittre Sanatorium' must be rather rare. Funny they had their own hammer at such a tiny place all until 1984. I guess that was just before the Postal Services started the savings campaign and reduced number of Post Offices from 1000's and 1000's to....very few
Blaamand, I have always wondered about the "Glittre Sanatorium" circular date stamp. Would this have been applied at the institution's mail room, or at a stand-alone postal facility in the nearby community?
Glittre started off as a minor office in 1945. The title was 'Poståbneri', litterally meaning a place for 'opening mail' - allowing doctors to open letters - for the patients, I would think! It later got more formalised as a branch post office operated by staff at the sanatorium, however nothing is said that it did ever move from the Sanatorium - so I will think it remained at the institution until closure in 1991. I think this tiny post office was offered as a service to allow chronically ill patients (that lived permanently at this place) to be able to communicate. Details: http://kulturnav.org/2d950058-2b78-...aece695a89f0 Fascinating