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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Redirected mail: Rédange to Redange in 1907

 

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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.” 

 

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[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.” 

 

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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.

 

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