Commercial postcard posted from Mannheim, January 24, 1907, as an invoice for cigarettes, directed only to “Redingen,” with no country designated. A pencil notation by the post proposes “Loth. Kr. Diedenhofen.”
[then part of the Lorraine; today, France]
The next day the card arrived in Rédange [in German, Redingen, of course, as shown by the cds], just south of Belvaux, across the border with then-German Lorraine (today, with France). Unfortunately, the addressee was in Redange-sur-Attert, but in those days the post took great care to promptly forward misdirected mail. Thus, this card was sent on to Luxembourg with a blue pencil notation “Luxemburg.”
The next day, January 26, 1907, the card arrived in Redange-sur-Attert, as the Redange S.A. bridge-and-bar cancel documents, for delivery to Nic. Schleich-Haas.