Archive for the ‘local/private post’ Category

#956 Italy 14/01/??

Italy 14010xOn January 29, 2014, I received this letter from Florence, which was delivered by the private post service GPS. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover.

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#955 Germany 15/06/13

Germany 150613This cover from Germany was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted with the private LMF Postservice in Augsburg on June 13 and arrived on June 16, 2015.

Unfortunately the German Post put a sticker on the private stamp and applied an additional meter mark.

Germany 150613detailI made a see-through photo of the sticker and the stamp. It is part of a set, which commemorates the 550th birthday of Jakob Fugger (1459 – 1525). The stamp depicts the Fuggerstadt Weißenhorn.

#931 Austria 15/03/12

Austria 150312On March 13 I received this cover from Austria’s first and only private post service “stampservice“. The cover was posted in Vienna on March 12, 2015; then handed over to Austrian post, which added an additional postmark and a cancellation “Briefsendung Bar freigemacht” (“postage paid”).

The stamp is part of the set “175 Anniversary of Shipping on Traunsee”, which was issued on August 29, 2014.

 

#878 United Kingdom – Talyllyn Railway Letter Service 14/12/29

Talyllyn 141229On January 5, 2015 I received this letter from the UK, which was carried by the Talyllyn Railway Letter Service (more info here). This service is one of Great Britain’s railway letter services still in operation.

The stamp for the railway letter fee was cancelled on December 29, 2014. Unfortunately the Royal Mail did not apply any postmark. The attached stamps are part of the “Wales” set, which was issued on July 15, 2004. They depict the Marloes Sands, the Barmouth Bridge, and Rhewl in Dee Valley.

#596 USA – Principality of Lichtenberg 12/05/08

This truly interesting cover was sent by Maximilian, Sovereign Prince of Lichtenberg, thank you very much! It was posted in Gaylord, MI on May 8 and arrived on May 14, 2012. The cover was delivered by US postal service as can be seen on the machine label on the right.

There are two stamps of the Principality of Lichtenberg attached, which were cancelled with the “Lichtenberg Post” postmark. The stamps are part of the second issue 2012 and depict the archangel Michael. To find out more about the self-proclaimed nation of Lichtenberg see the website http://polichtenberg.com.

#137 Germany 09/05/06

Germany 090506Tim sent me this nice letter from Germany, which was delivered by the private post organisation “Morgenpost“.

The stamp of 52 cent was issued in 2007 and depicts a bus of the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH. In addition to the stamp there is a machine label attached. The letter was posted in Heidelberg on May 6 and the Morgenpost handed it over to TNT post, which applied a meter marking on May 7.

Thank you for this interesting letter!

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