|Поланген / Polangen (now Palanga, Lithuania)|
Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
4 postcards sent from Kowno (now Kaunas, Lithuania) in 1916. The first 3 cards from the Feldpost station 209 and the last one from the Feldpost station of the 107th Infantry division. There is an inscription error on the Feldpost cancallation "107. Jnf.Div." instead of "Inf" for Infantry. The first 2 cards are pictures of Laisvės alėja with one of them having Soboras on the back, the last 2 is the present Vilniaus gatvė.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
A postally unused card from Kinten (now Kintai, Lithuania) cancelled in march 30th 1939. Kintai is a village in Šilutė district with a population of little over 800.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
It is a cover commemorating the second filatelic exibition (IIji filatelijos paroda) in Panevėžys/Паневежис held in 1962, honoring Vostok 2.
This is a same cover with the very rare red overprint honoring Vostok 3 and 4. On the bottom left there is a number also overprinted, it is the issued year and the number of copies produced. Only 1500 copies!
2 Covers sent from Kaunas to the USA in 1956 during the Soviet time. The first cover is an airmail, therefore franked 1 rouble 40 kopecks, but the 2nd one is a regular sea mail (nowdays not so regular) so it is franked with a 40 kopecks stamp.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
2 covers sent from Kaunas central post office (postmark "Kaunas C." or "Kaunas centr.") with machine-cancellations. There is an inscription written: pirkime tik savo krašto gaminius, it means: Let's buy only our own country's products. The first cover is a normal international letter, therefore franked with a 60 centų(pluriel of "centas") stamp. The 2nd cover is a Spausdintas/Printed matter and correctly franked with a 10 centų stamp.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"Postgebiet Ob.Ost" stands for Postgebiet Oberbefehlshaber Ost, which means: Postal district of the Supreme Commander in the East.