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Julian28/01/2021 14:11:40
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I purchased this because there is no stamp on it other than the cancel mark? include Front & Reverse pictures. Is this something that was just carried in the flight thus no Stamp needed as it is not of or in the Postal system? It says Manilla to Frankfurt on front yet the return address is Canada?luft.jpgrev

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Kevin Leary10/03/2021 19:41:26
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Slightly off topic but I came across an interesting stamp last night for East Germany that appears to have had not one but two overprints. An original 5 appears to have had 2 changes,one large X cancels the first overprint of 12 pfennigs (?) then a current value of 12 overprinted. Would this be a frequent example after WW2 and inflation raging ?

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Edited By Kevin Leary on 10/03/2021 19:43:22

Alex11/03/2021 11:42:51
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Hi

Your stamp actually only has one OP. The number five refers to the Communist 5 Year Plan. The stamp was originally for the foreign postcard rate of 12 pfg but in October 1954 the rate was reduced to 10 pfg.

As for inflation, well, the East Germans then kept this same 10 pfg foreign postcard rate from 1954 until 1990!

Hope that helps..

Al

Kevin Leary11/03/2021 19:27:09
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Thnx Alex, thought the 12 looked rather shabby for an original print. I was reading that Gorbachev shed DDR because of inflation so jumped to conclusion , my main exercise just now !

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