Sunday, May 27, 2018

1945 TRIESTE, Interesting picture postcard

Three things are interesting with following picture postcard: first, it was used within a short period of free-of-charge postage, second, it was written in Trieste, but sent from Rijeka and third, it has a mark with the name of the censor...

1945 Trieste, unfranked picture postcard, written in Trieste, but sent the same day (8.VI.45) from Rijeka to Brežice ob Savi, censured in Rijeka and at arrival or somewhere in transition. 

There are two censor marks on the postcard: upper is "★ / CENZURISANO" which was applied in Rijeka, lower is "KOMANDANT - MAJOR / Leskovec Karel" which was most likely added at arrival or somewhere in transition.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Philatelic exhibition in Klagenfurt

For the last couple of months, I have a lot of work in the company, so there was not much time for philately. As you can see, this is also reflected on my blog posts. Well, today I finally managed to find some time to hang out and talk about philately. I went to the philatelic exhibition in Klagenfurt where I met Mr. Hermann Dietz, a great collector of  Montenegro, Croatia, Partisan posts and Concentration camps. As always, I was impressed with his knowledge and his readiness to share it...

Mr. Hermann Dietz in front of his exhibit.