Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vilnius 1917

A cover sent from Wilna, now Vilnius, Lithuania on 1917 during the WWI german occupation.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vilnius-Rivne Railway post 1914

Railway post cancel Вильно / Vilno (now Vilnius, Lithuania) - Ровно / Rovno (now Rivne, Ukraine)
A postcard with a cancellation of the railway post number 112 between Вильно / Vilno (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Ровно / Rovno (Rivne, Ukraine) sent to Baranovichi in 1914 during the time of Imperial Russia. It is interesting that the adress has been written in Cyrillic alphabet but the text itself is in Hebrew.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kybartai 1942

An Ostland overprint postcard posted from the Dienstpost Ostland in Kibarten, now Kybartai, Lithuania. Sent from a certain Ruth Willuhn in 1942, living in Gedimino Str 11, Kauen (Kaunas, lithuania) to Else Willuhn in Berlin.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Švenčionys 1916

A postcard sent in 1916 from the feldpost station of the 115th infantry division in Swientziany, now Švenčionys, Lithuania. Švenčionys can be spelled in many different ways depending on the languages or circonstances, Swientziany or Swenzian in German, Święciany in Polish.

The last 3 cards were sent from an unknow feldpost station, probably private posts. The last card is actually not Napoleon's house as its decribed on the postcard but the place where Napoleon spent a night on the way to the Russian campain in 1812.

Druskininkai 1933

Its a Polish stamp cancelled in Druskieniki, now Druskininkai, Lithuania. 1933 was during the polish occupation of Vilnius region, therefore used polish postal service.