Beiträge von occio

    Hi all,

    do you know where I can find a sheet with postal rates of your country?
    I need to know the postal rate of a simple letter from Germany to Italy shipped on 23 May 1946.

    Thank you in advance for any help, my best regards.

    Hi Nigel,

    thank you for your words and for your adding info; thanks to my studies about this matter and the items found in years of search, I can say that this kind of postcard was in use from 1883-5 to 1896-7, so the range is more restricted than seeing only the postmark.. and your words about writing style confirm this restriction.

    However, my collection is quite advanced (actually is mounted as exhibit format - I have a website, too, about Vesuvian Funicular -still only in italian, sorry- ), and actually I'm not searching anymore any piece, because I have got all of them.. actually I'm trying to define the first and the last date of use of a postmark, so you can understand that the exact shipping date of a piece is a lot important for me... this is the only reason because I tried to know the exact date of this postcard, very important for my study.

    The linear cursive "Vesuvio", in fact, normally, should not postmark the stamp, because this postmark was used by Rural Postman, a man in middle of a normal postman and a post office: the difference between a Rural Postman and a Post Office is that the first one has not any postmark. On Vesuvius, the Rural Postman created himself some postmarks, and the linear cursive "Vesuvio" is one of these. So, you can understand that he could not postmarked the stamps, but sometimes he did, and these postcard postmarked only with this linear cursive are extremely rare.

    Thank you a lot and to have permitted me to talk about one of my passion :)

    Kind regards, Marco

    Hi Nigel,

    I supposed something similar, and for this reason I have not shown the image before your request.

    On other forum, "wuerttemberger" says me that this postmark was used from 1890 to 1905, so, by the postmark we cannot date the card.

    I'm afraid that there is not any possibility to date exactly this card...

    Thank you very much for your help, kind regards.

    Hi rabege, thank you for your suggest, I'm going to post the question there.

    Hi Nigel,
    sure, below you can see the other side of the card.

    Thank you very much in advance for any help (you have understand that it's really important for me, for my studies).

    Kind regards,

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    Hi all,

    any answer to my question?
    Maybe, someone could translate my question from English to German? So, maybe, more people could read my problem.. I cannot, I don't speak a word of German..

    Thank you very much in avdance, have a nice day.

    Gagrakacka was right: at that hour my server was down, but now is ok; however, thank you to Jesus for the upload of the images on this server ;)

    Well.. thank you very much in advance for any answer to my question.
    Kind regards to all,
    Marco :)

    Hi to everyone,

    my name is Marco and I write from Rome, Italy.
    I collect thema stamps on Geology, Fossils, Minerals, and so on..., and then I have another collection of postal history about Vesuvian Funicular.

    With a postcard of Vesuvius I have a problem that I hope you could help to solve, and this the reason I'm here.

    In this postcard (probably dated 1885-1899) I have any information about the exact shipping date, because the stamp is postmarked by a linear postmark, without a date.
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    I have only the arrival postmark in Stuttgart, this one:
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    The seller who sold me this postcard said me the the date is 1895.
    Is this a postmark used in Stuttgart only in 1895?

    Thank you very much in advance for any help you could give me.
    My best regards,