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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Uses of the 1931 One-Franc UPU Postal Cards

 

On December 1, 1929, Luxembourg increased the UPU postal card rate from 90c to 1 franc.  However, the one-franc single and double Arms postal cards did not appear until September 25, 1931.  The rate remained in effect until October 1, 1940.

These cards provide a fine opportunity for the postal stationery enthusiast to collect uses worldwide!  Here are some of my favorites:

 

I.     1-Fr + 1-Fr UPU Double Card

 

Message Card -- Used to Holland in 1937

001

Luxembourg-Gare,
15 Jun 1937,
to Den Haag, Holland

004

 

Reply Card -- Returned from Switzerland in 1933

002

St. Gallen-St. Georgen, Switzerland,
18 Mar 1933,
to Luxembourg-Ville

003

 

II. 1-Fr UPU Card

                   A.  Uses to Asia                    

 

Used to British India in 1938

005

Luxembourg-Gare,
13 Jun 1938,
to Ahmedabad, India,
1 Jul 1938


007

 

B. Uses to the Middle East

 

Used to Egypt in 1937

009

Aspelt,
2 Jan 1937,
to Cairo, Egypt

008

 

Used to Palestine in 1938

010 

Consdorf,
19 Aug 1938,
to Tel-Aviv, Palestine
[today: Israel]

012

 

C. Uses to Africa

 

Airmail Use to South Africa in 1938

001

Luxembourg-Ville,
16 Aug 1938,
to Johannesburg, South Africa
4.50 F Belgian Airmail Supplement

002

 

 

Used to Tanganyika in 1938

 011 

Luxembourg-Ville,
21 Sep 1938,
transit British Post Office, Tangier, 27 Sep 1938,
transit Port Said, Egypt, 5 (?) Oct, 1938,
to Tanga, Tanganyika
[today:  Tanzania]

013

 

C. Uses to the Americas

 

Used to Brazil in 1937

014

Luxembourg-Ville,
3 Oct 1937,
incoming Brazilian postmark 21 Oct 1937,
to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

016

 

D. Uses to European UPU Countries

 

Used to Austria in 1936

015

Mondorf-les-Bains,
27 Sep 1936,
to Vienna, Austria

017

 

Used to Danzig in 1938

035

Luxembourg-Limpertsberg,
20 Jul 1938,
to Zoppot in Danzig

036

 

 

Used to Denmark in 1937

018

Luxembourg-Gare,
14 Sep 1937,
to Copenhagen, Denmark

021

 

Used to Finland in 1932

023

Rodange,
12 Mar 1932,
to Kuopio, Finland

025

 

Used to Holland in 1934

022

Echternach,
14 Sep 1934,
to Zeist, Holland

026

 

Special Delivery to Italy in 1939

027

Luxembourg-Gare,
27 Sep 1939,
Transit Luxembourg-Ville, 27 Sep 1939,
Transit Brescia Espressi, 29 Sep 1939,
to Gottolengo, Italy, 29 Sep 1939
Uprated 3.50 F = UPU special delivery fee


029

 

Used to Norway in 1934

028

Luxembourg-Ville,
14 May 1934,
to Drammen, Norway

030

 

 

Used to Portugal in 1936

004

 

Clervaux,
22 Feb 1936,
to Porto, Portugal,
25 Feb 1936

 

 

Used to Switzerland in 1933 and 1940

032

Echternach,
18 Sep 1933,
to Zürich, Switzerland

034

 

031

Troisvierges-Luxembourg TPO,
4 Mar 1940,
to Solothurn, Switzerland

033

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