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Trevor Bishop 114/11/2017 20:02:09
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img_3488.jpgHi to all ,

I thought I'd share this curiosity I recently found : A Bavaria postcard showing pictures of their stamps , but on the back stamps from different countries "tied " to the card by their countries cancellation - "how did they do that" , as they say !

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Billy Broadland17/11/2017 18:17:28
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Hi Trevor

Interesting card. Can you make out the dates of the cancellations? Are they close together or in any sort of sequence? I wondered if somebody got hold of the card and then took it on their travels. perhaps they went into the local Post Office, bought a stamp and asked nicely if the counter person would stamp it for them! Just an idea.

Billy

Trevor Bishop 117/11/2017 18:43:51
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Hi Billy , Yes it could be done like that . A bit like when people collected passport cancels as they moved about as a kind of souvenir of their trip . The Bayern stamp is 26th M** ? May ? March 1912 , GB stamp is 26th JU 1912 , Netherlands stamp is 24/7/12 , Germany 30/9/12 . Quite a nice idea , tho more difficult nowadays as the card has no address and isn't actually posted . I love these little curiosities like this . I might try that myself , although I can't see the post office staff agreeing to do that . Interesting though .

Thanks

Trev

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