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Gold Coast to Germany
December 7, 1883

This UPU postal card originated in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana), and was destined for Berlin.
It has a single circle Accra postmark as well as a 651 numeral cancel.

The card received a transit mark in London on January 2, 1884.

I believe that the circle postmark at the lower left front was a January 4 receiving mark from Berlin.

The only parts of the message side I can read and translate are
the dateline of "Accra 5 December 1883" and the "My Dear Friend," salutation.

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