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shocked.gif posted on 7/28/2007 at 17:17
And the winning date is?


What appears to be an ordinary postcard from a booklet or otherwise packet of postcards (perforated top and bottom) offers a small challenge.

The item here was posted in Petergof on 29 October 1911 and addressed to Moscow. The Moscow post sent it out for delivery on 30 October 1911 at 2 0'clock. So far so good.

The addressee was in the town post office section #2's area of responsibility and thus sent there for delivery. Section #2 of the Town Post-and-Telegraph, serial G - left side indicating release for delivery, dispatched the item at 3 o'clock on 30 November 1910. Wait a minute, this is not correct! But that is what the postmark says. Hmmm... It is only 3 PM and the postal clerk is already incorrectly setting the date plugs. Now, if the real date is 30 October 1911, everything is correct.:)

The stamp was a mint never hinged item until someone attached it to the item.;)



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