Today in Postal History



Germany Local Usage
June 19, 1912

Continuing the story of the Rhein am Main Air Mail Post Card Week started yesterday,
this card departed Offenbach and was sent on to Bad Aibling in Bavaria.
Offenbach is just south of Frankfurt am Main.

I am not sure at which one of the Air Mail Post Card week cities
this flight landed although at least Darmstadt  and Mainz were other cities visited this day.

Bad Aibling is about 45 km southeast of Munich west of Rosenheim.

This card received two of the special Offenbach CDS.

The franking is the 10 pf. red semi-official stamp prepared for the flights
and the 5 pf.
green Germania issued in 1905 (Scott  82).

This is another form of the cards prepared for the event.

This card is an example of the 'yellow card' version of the post card.
It took the same route as the card shown in yesterday's post.
It was also posted on June 19.

The franking includes the 10 pf. red semi-official stamp  prepared for the flights
and overprinted with a diagonal Gelber Hund and surcharged 1 M.
There is also a 5 pf.
green Germania issued in 1905 (Scott  82).

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