Monday, July 30, 2018

WW1 Hand-drawn Postal History Art

Feldpostamt 54
2 Jun 1915
with Briefstempel cachet

Postprüfungsstelle Oppeln
[censored at Oppeln, Silesia]

Censored at Trier, Germany

To Esch-sur-Alzette
9 Jun 2015

Forwarded to 
Neidercorn [post: Differdange]

5c Postage Due Paid
10 Jun 2015 

A strange sketch drawn on some kind of synthetic leather with a lot of symbolism (note the tombstone labeled 1914-1915 and the church bell tolling) .  Comments?

Friday, July 27, 2018

German Fieldpost from the Großen Hauptquartiers [General Headquarters] at Charleville-Mézières to Luxembourg in 1914

K.D. Feldpostamt des
Großen Hauptquartiers
[ Charleville-Mézières, France]

8 Dec 1914

Censored at Trier

To Luxembourg-Ville, 19 Dec 1914,
with 5c postage due paid

a purple boxed handstamp

Chef d. Generalstabes des Feldheeres
[Head of the General staff of the Field Army]

Early in the war, the German General Headquarters were established at what had been the pre-war German Embassy in Luxembourg. In response to objections, however, the General Headquarters were relocated to Charleville-Mézières, France, on 25 Sep 1914.


German Fieldpost to the Grand Ducal Palace in 1916

German formular Feldpost card

Silent cancel - 30 Jan 1916

Soldier's cachet:
S. B. B. UL R. 19

Trier censor

Luxembourg-Ville, 4 Feb 1916
5c Postage due paid 

The postcard is addressed to Baroness Anne Marie Brusselle at the Grand Ducal Palace. She was Marie-Adélaïde’s lady-in-waiting. Edith O’Shaughnessy says Marie-Adélaïde referred to the Baroness as her “sixth sister” (Marie Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxemburg, Duchess of Nassau (1932)).