Wednesday, July 13, 2011

From Boma to Arsdorf in 1926






Being connected ancestrally to the small Ardennes village of Arsdorf, the birthplace of my maternal grandfather, I enjoy collecting the village’s postal history.

International incoming mail to Arsdorf is understandably elusive, so the postcard seen here from Boma in the Belgian Congo was a delightful recent discovery!  The card is dated 25 December 1926 at Souga and was posted from Boma.  The Arsdorf receiving cancel is dated 17 January 1927.  The card shows a real photo of children in Souga.  It’s franked with three singles of the 1923 25c basket weaving pictorial.

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