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German Local Postcard
January 1, 1900

This is a commemorative postcard printed for the Zeitz Courier.
The Zeitz Courier was a local post in Zeitz which is about 35 km south southwest of Liepzig.

Hier translates a 'Here' providing evidence that the delivery destination was within Zeitz.*

Commemoration of the turn of the century on January 1, 1900, was quite popular.
Even  the German government got involved in the production of souvenir cards.



This 5pf Germania postal card was given a favor cancel in Frankfurt
on New Year's Eve, 1899, in preparation for the new century.

This card was certainly the source of the design of the Zeitz local card.

*Thanks to Bjorn Munch's post from the Austrian ski jumping
at Garmisch-Partenkirchen for straightening out Heir.

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