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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Mixed Franking: 1st and 2nd Issue Postage Dues

 

5c Black & 10c Red

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Luxembourg-Gare B, 18 Apr 1923, to Luxembourg-Ville VII, 19 Apr 1923

Luxembourg’s first postage due stamps appeared on January 15, 1907; the second issue did not appear until January of 1922.

Here the first issue 5-centime green-black postage due stamp (Prifix No. 1) was still being used in 1923—16 years later--along with a 10-centime green-red second issue due stamp, even though the second issue also contained a five-centime stamp. 

The card, which contains a notice from Bureau des Postes de Luxembourg-Gare, was sent unfranked.  The mixed postage due franking pays the 15c domestic postcard rate.

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Here’s an example on incoming mail from Belgium.

5c Black & 25c Red

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Tervueren, Belgium, 21 Aug 1922, to Rosport, 22 Aug 1922

(Underfranked 5c, but charged postage due at the 30c minimum, which was not abolished between Belgium and Luxembourg until 1923)

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