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Friday, October 31, 2014

Letter to Diekirch in 1888—Registered in London, Re-registered in Belgium? Why?

 

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2d QV Inland Registry Envelope
Uprated With a 2½d QV Definitive

Seething Lane B.O. E.C.
25 Jan 1888
Registered London 4E
25 Jan 1888
Luxembourg-Gare
[b/s] 26 Jan 1888
Diekirch
[b/s] 26 Jan 1888

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This is the first example of incoming mail I’ve seen from this (or any) period with re-registry in Belgium?  What purpose did
re-registration serve?  Perhaps the Belgian registry label was applied due to the absence of a London registry label (and number).

Incoming Mail from England to Joseph Schock, editor of Les Petités Affiches du Timbrophile, in 1898

 

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London E.C. 12
24 Dec 1898
Luxembourg-Gare
25 Dec 1898

 

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Please send sample copy of
“Les Petités Affiches du Timbrophile.”