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Danzig to United States
November 23, 1929

Danzig was a political fallout of World War I.
It was established in 1920 under the protection of the League of Nations
and was swallowed up by Hitler's Germany in 1939.

ZOPPOT (now Sopot) was a resort on the Gulf of Danzig.*

The stamp is a 35 pfennig ultramarine from 1925 (Scott 183).
The addressee in Middlebury, Vermont, (a college town) was at the Tea Time Tavern.

*Thanks to Knud-Erik Andersen for this information.


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