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Adrian Chantler10/04/2017 22:11:07
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Hi all, does anybody know more about these covers that have lots of stamps affixed to them?

I have a German example.

I wondered if there is a specific name for these.

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Paul Davey 110/04/2017 22:26:10
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Hi Adrian

these are usually referred to as inflation mail. Germany, Hungary and China are prime examples. My interests are China and I admire the Chinese PO who had a handstamp informing that the weight of the stamps should not be included in calculating the postage rate. I also like the few rates which lasted only one day, or on one occasion changed at lunchtime in one city. Some great rarities due to these fleeting rates.

Paul

Alex11/04/2017 08:36:50
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Adrian,

It would be good to see the front of this cover as well.

At first glance it looks like an German Inflation period cover (1923). The stamps are 2 Mark Dienstmarken ones, that is for official governmental department use.

However this could also be (unlikely but the reason for a front scan request) an high value insured letter (Wertbrief).

The 100 Mark (if these are the only stamps on the cover) paid the local letter rate (100 - 250g) or non local letter rate (up to 20g). Off course, I expect that there are more stamps on the front.

Hope that helps.

Al

Adrian Chantler11/04/2017 09:22:21
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Hi Alex, i will send you a picture of the front of the cover later.
Julian13/04/2017 16:51:01
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face 7 What about showing the rest of us the front of the cover?????

Alex, are you starting your own Forum????

Geesh

Julian13/04/2017 16:52:59
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No worries went into your album and did it the hard way

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