Today in Postal History


Hungary to Switzerland
April 24, 1892

This postal card was sent from Budapest after being uprated for its trip to Bern.
There are two bridge CDS from Budapest as well
as a similar CDS on arrival in Bern two days later.

The person who applied the receiving mark was right-handed.
This surmise is based on how a right-handed person would order a
bunch of mail so that the receiver would be in a blank space on the item.

The message appears to be a preprinted order confirmation.

The stamp was a 2 krajczar red violet Crown of St. Stephen
with a black numeral from the 1888-98 issue (Scott 23).


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