Wednesday, January 02, 2013

1928 Town View Postal Stationery Card Without Stamp Imprint Used to Germany? Faux!




No, you don’t need a new eyeglass correction.  This appears to be the 1928 Luxembourg-Casemates view postal stationery card apparently without stamp imprint used to Germany on June 6, 1932, with 35c adhesive franking. 

When I acquired this item, the previous owner had penciled “rare” on the front.  Is it?  I don’t think so, but it certainly is unusual. 

In fact, the sender has cleverly uprated the normal 40c stationery card (with stamp imprint) by placing a 35c Charlotte definitive precisely over the 40c stamp imprint, thus paying the 75c postal card rate to Germany.


Below is an example of the 40c card with stamp imprint visible:




Beware of proclaimed “rarities” that make no logical (or philatelic) sense!




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