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[*] posted on 2/26/2005 at 15:22

The cover probably carried a visit card given the size.

A search of the Internet and use of online dictionaries does not yield much information other than there is no English equivalent for "wohlgeboren" and that it is part of a greeting indicating respect.

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[*] posted on 4/16/2005 at 15:29

"Wohlgebohren" is a German word out of use for maybe 80 years. Difficult to translate but what comes most nearby is " well born", i.e. it was originally used as the address for somebody who belonged to the nobility. Lateron it was also used as an address for prosperous citizens like in this case. In a sense like "honored".
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