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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Five-color, four-territory, two-issue, registered 42 Rpf. cover incoming to Mondorf-les-Bains in 1941

 

Sometimes a cover is so visually compelling as to be irresistible, depending of course on your sense of philatelic beauty.  For me, this stunner was such a cover:

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002

Mixed Franking

3 Rpf.   Alsace Hindenburg (brown)
5 Rpf.   Lorraine Hindenburg (green)
6 Rpf.   Reich Hitler-head (violet)
8 Rpf.   Luxemburg Hindenburg (orange)
20 Rpf. Lorraine Hindenburg (blue)

Territories

Reich, Alsace, Lorraine, Luxemburg


Routing

Hayingen (Lothr), 29 September 1941
to
Bad Mondorf, 30 September 1941

Rate

12 Rpf. 20g letter to Luxemburg
30 Rpf. Registration fee

Validity

Hindenburgs: 1 Oct 1940 – 31 Dec 1941
Hitler-heads:  1 Aug 1941 - 1944

         

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