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Monday, November 23, 2015

New Issue Announcements by the PTT–from mimeograph in 1940 to YouTube video in 2015!

 

PTT announcing the Mondorf-les-Bains semi-postal in January 1940

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PTT announcing the entire 2016 stamp program on 19 November 2015 via a  beautifully executed, 17-minute YouTube Video

(just click on the link below to watch the video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5scnrcRn64I

 

The speakers tell us about the background of the new issues (in German, of course), but the song is in English!  Definitely worth watching, and quite a contrast to those old mimeographed announcements I used to receive.  Homely as they were, they did have one advantage: up until the WW2 occupation, they were sent in covers nicely franked with the official stamps!

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