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Friday, April 20th 2018, 8:23pm

Doppelkreis-Stegstempel type 43


Nice cover to USA with type 43a cancellation, nice clear strikes.

That will go nicely with my other NEUKIRCHEN on post card (post 217)! :thumbup:

Bayern - USA

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Hornet785 has attached the following images:
  • Bavaria cover to USA, foreign rate 20 Pfg with EF Nr.97I, cancellation type 43a NEUKIRCHEN b.h.blut 1915 front.jpg
  • Bavaria cover to USA, foreign rate 20 Pfg with EF Nr.97I, cancellation type 43a NEUKIRCHEN b.h.blut 1915 back pn.jpg



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Friday, April 20th 2018, 10:37pm

By Jove,

if this ain’t a good one! The letter was addressed to a member of the Order of Saint Benedict and written by a former nurse. It passed the German censorship at Cologne-Deutz. Unfortunately receiver marks were discontinued in the USA in May 1913, so we don’t know exactly when the letter came ashore or was delivered. If the handwritten date "8. Nov. 1915“ on the front is anything to go by, it might have taken a whopping 50 days to reach its addressee. @Pälzer and I have written an article on the subject, concerning correspondence between Bavaria and the USA and vice versa during WW I. Interesting times, to say the least.

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Saturday, April 21st 2018, 2:37pm

Hallo Dietmar,

Along , I picked up this one with same addressee, date 24.01.1916. This one was taxed, that is correct and the New York taxe hand stamp applied. So for this one, 24.01 to 22.02 (28 days) + inland USA trip. :thumbup:

And found this about the addressee:

Thank you Dietmar for your comment.

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  • Bavaria cover to USA, taxed cents, franked EF Nr.96II 24.01.1916 front.jpg


Saturday, April 21st 2018, 4:17pm

Hallo Sylvain,

AAA+++ :thumbup: ...I think Dietmar will agree with me at once: That`s one of the very interesting covers, which shows how long it has taken to pass the british naval-blockade, which was established immediately on the outbreak of war in August 1914. The time of passage was different. In early November 1914 GB declared the North Sea to be a War Zone, with any ships entering it doing so at their own risk.

Only ships from neutral nations like the netherlands, denmark, sveden etc. could get through the british seamine-fields on narrow passaways near along the british coast. But most of them where controlled by the british navy of contraband of war, even foodstuff, which could have been adressed to germany. Some were inspected on sea, some were guarded to port, some less lucky ones escaped the attention of the british blockers and came overseas quickly.

Found a good article on the subject here:

+ Gruß !

Tim :thumbup:

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "Pälzer" (Apr 21st 2018, 6:39pm)


Monday, April 23rd 2018, 6:05pm

Hallo Tim,

Thanks for the link, very informative! :thumbsup:

I'll put those two together to make a good history and description.



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