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Azores to Germany
January 18, 1911

This registered cover is suspiciously philatelic but nevertheless interesting.
The stamps on the front are the 9 low values of the 1910 King Manuel II regular issue (Scott 112-120).
The back bears the 1910 2 reis violet with the green diagonal overprint REPUBLICA (Scott 126).
It took 6 HORTA CDS to cancel this array of stamps.

The cover received an octagonal Lisbon receiving mark.
The date is not decipherable.
It arrived at its destination in Stuttgart where it received a January 31 postmark.

Note that not only the address was preprinted but that the word Registered was preprinted as well.


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