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  • Andre

    Replied to the thread "Gereinigt in Frankfurt a/M.".
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    Dear Björn,
    Unfortunately I have no additions to your list which covers more letters than I have ever seen.
    Kind regards,
    Andre
  • Bjoern

    Replied to the thread "Gereinigt in Frankfurt a/M.".
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    At the moment a publication commemorating the 140th anniversary of my local philatelistic club in Frankfurt is planned and I a have agreed on to write an articel about disinfection in Frankfurt am Main.

    To do this I have updated my registry of known…
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    An interesting letter was sold in the last month. The letter was sent from Wallachian part of Fokshani to Bucharest. Some explications are needed. Fokshani was a border city divided between Moldavia and Wallachia. Something similar to Berlin till 1989!…
  • Hedy

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    An interesting letter was sold in the last month. The letter was sent from Wallachian part of Fokshani to Bucharest. Some explications are needed. Fokshani was a border city divided between Moldavia and Wallachia. Something similar to Berlin till 1989!…
  • Hedy

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    Dear Andre, you are right. The slit it is not of disinfection.
  • Andre

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    It is a nice collection. Love it. Please be attention with the page "1787 CATTANO". According to Mr. Paolo Vollmeier this cachets are fakes. In "Bolli e Documenti di Sanita" published by A.I.S.P. at page 340 they agreed with Mr. Vollmeier.
  • Andre

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    Dear Hedy,
    Thank you for your hint! I also think that the two slits of the Saalfeld letter from 1746 (page 13/128) were done to seal the letter and not for disinfection. Please find attached a letter from my collection which show the strip of paper…
  • Hedy

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    It is a nice collection. Love it. Please be attention with the page "1787 CATTANO". According to Mr. Paolo Vollmeier this cachets are fakes. In "Bolli e Documenti di Sanita" published by A.I.S.P. at page 340 they agreed with Mr. Vollmeier.
  • Andre

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    Erik had redesigned his collection for Nordia 2017. The whole collection is now online:

    http://dphs.dk/samlinger/epedemi-bekaempelse-foer-sygdomsaarsager-var-erkendt/
  • Hedy

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    Letter from July 23th, 1828, with "prix courant" from Bahia (Brazil) to Barcelona. The letter was forwarded by "Supino y Segre de Gibraltar" and posted in San Roque. The receiver in Barcelona had to pay a postage of 12 cuartos de vellon for a single…
  • Andre

    Replied to the thread Gibraltar disinfection.
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    Letter from July 23th, 1828, with "prix courant" from Bahia (Brazil) to Barcelona. The letter was forwarded by "Supino y Segre de Gibraltar" and posted in San Roque. The receiver in Barcelona had to pay a postage of 12 cuartos de vellon for a single…
  • Andre

    Replied to the thread Gibraltar disinfection.
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    Dear Hedy,
    Disinfected letters with such interesting text content are hard to find. They show us how difficult and dangerous it was to travel in former centuries . Thank you for showing this item!
    Yours sincerely,
    André
  • Hedy

    Posted the thread Gibraltar disinfection.
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    Mail disinfected in Gibraltar it is quite an interesting topic. Denis and Garcia in the monograph printed in 1994 for Disinfected Mail Study Circle presented a lot of material some disinfected for sure in Gibraltar, other perhaps. The material it is not…
  • jean-luc

    Replied to the thread Website availability.
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    Thanks for that info.
  • Admin

    Posted the thread Website availability.
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    The server where the website was hosted was down from Jan. 18th to Jan. 19th. I was told that the reason was an over voltage which has crashed some hard disks of the server. It was necessary that they restore the data from the latest backup.

    Kind…
  • Letter written Nov. 13th, 1833 in Gibraltar and sent overland to Genoa. During 1833/34 the Cholera was ragging on the Iberian Peninsula. The letter has a 18 mm fumigation slit. Denis Vandervelde and Richard Garcia report in their booklet "Gibraltar –…
  • Letter written Nov. 13th, 1833 in Gibraltar and sent overland to Genoa. During 1833/34 the Cholera was ragging on the Iberian Peninsula. The letter has a 18 mm fumigation slit. Denis Vandervelde and Richard Garcia report in their booklet "Gibraltar –…
  • Hedy

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    The disinfection of mail was not an occasional happening, like disaster mail resulting from the sinking of ships or the crash of an aircraft. It was rather the ‘logical’ outcome of a near-universal belief that infectious diseases could be brought into a healthy country by susceptible goods, including paper. This belief, which was still held by many countries until late in the 19th century, was unfounded, in so far as none of the diseases against which disinfection had been practised – plague,…
  • jean-luc

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    The disinfection of mail was not an occasional happening, like disaster mail resulting from the sinking of ships or the crash of an aircraft. It was rather the ‘logical’ outcome of a near-universal belief that infectious diseases could be brought into a healthy country by susceptible goods, including paper. This belief, which was still held by many countries until late in the 19th century, was unfounded, in so far as none of the diseases against which disinfection had been practised – plague,…