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[*] posted on 5/24/2007 at 15:28
Official Business letter with additional mark?


What is this "potshtovaja privilegija" mark about? Never have seen it before.

It is from Goldingen/Kurland - Municipal Police Department.

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[*] posted on 5/24/2007 at 15:28


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[*] posted on 5/24/2007 at 15:29


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[*] posted on 5/24/2007 at 15:30


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[*] posted on 5/24/2007 at 16:09


Best guess? It's a faked mark. This official letter sent by the Goldingen police was sent post-free and has the usual signs of such post-free official mail: a registration number on the front (No.2338) and an official seal (wax in this case) on the back. There was no need for any kind of "postal privilege" marking, and the marking's primitive lettering make me suspect it's a fake, added later to "spice up" a perfectly ordinary official mail item.
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[*] posted on 5/26/2007 at 04:25


Obviously you are right...

Anyhow, since I always like to know more about such items, I asked Mr. von Hofmann for his opinon.

He told me the following:

"This "postmark" was used by a primary-school somewhere in Livland for lessons about how the mail works. It is known on different mail items from the trash bin. It's only relation to postal services is that it was used to teach children about it."

Funny item anyhow....
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[*] posted on 5/26/2007 at 11:52


Wow, interesting! Glad to hear Harry's still active, he's one of the greats.
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