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Denmark to Germany
August 15, 1906
picture postcard was mailed
aboard the German excursion ship Freia.
Its handling was standard paquebot procedure.
The purple postmark reads "Salon of the Fast Steamship Freia From the
The illustration reads "Greeting from the Sea."
The card was put ashore and into the mails in Sandvig.
is on the northern
tip of the Danish island
southeast of the southern tip of Sweden.
From there the card went to Allinge which is right next door to Sandvig.
The destination was Berlin S. W.*
The Tisland is probably a misspelling of the Danish Tyskland for
The rate is correct for a foreign (non-Scandanavian) address.*
The cover is franked with the first four stamps from the 1905-17
There is a 1 o orange, a 2 o carmine, a 3 o gray, and a 4 o dull blue
There are four Sandvig CDS and one Allinge CDS.
*Thanks to Knud-Erik Andersen for providing Berlin in answer to my
Thanks, too to Bjorn Munch
for his supplemental
information on the address and rate.
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