Today in Postal History

Norway to Sweden
June 9, 1945

The return address on this postal card isOs which is about 30 km south of  Bergen.
Bergen is opposite Oslo on the North Sea coast of Norway.*

The card used an indicia related to the long run of Norwegian 'Lions Rampant.'

World War II had only recently concluded in Europe and censorship was still underdway.
This card shows the censor number 1144's stamp.

The destination was Vxj in southern Sweden about 160 km northeast of Helsingborg.
Vxj is home of some of the finest crystal-makers in the world - Orrefors and Kosta.

*Thanks to Bjorn Munch for helping me with the CDS and the town.


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