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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Heligoland to Luxembourg in 1903

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Heligoland, May 31, 1903, to Luxembourg-Ville, June 2, 1903

Great Britain returned Heligoland to Germany on August 10, 1890, as part of a treaty signed on July 1, 1890, settling territorial claims in Africa.

The tiny North Sea island's stamps were then superseded by those of the German Empire. The picture postcard shown here from 1903 is franked with a 3 pfg. Germania definitive, which pays the printed matter rate to Luxembourg.

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Picture postcard printed in Hamburg by M. Glückstadt & Münden

Kaiserstrasse-Helgoland

Kaiserstrasse, Heligoland at the turn of the 19th century

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Heligoland in 2010

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