Details For Cover ID# 26163

Click on cover image to view at full resolution.

Front Image Back Image

Cover Type: Foreign (other)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 4, 17
Edited on:Sep 4, 17
Postmark: Dec 30, 1857
Origin: Bicse, Kingdom Of Hungary, AUSTRIA
Destination: Raab, Kingdom Of Hungary, AUSTRIA

Austrian Official Mail. "Bicse 30/12" (1857) circular datestamp on official letter to Raab.
Transit markings on back: "Trenchin 31/12", "U. Hradisch 1/1", "Pressburg 2/1", and Raab arrival marking. Red wax Habsburg official seal on back, with the town name of Bittse in it. Docketed as received in Raab on January 2 1858.

The printed underlined text at front "Vom k.k. Stuhlrichteramte Bittse." means "From the Imperial Royal Court of Appeals, (town of) Bittse." The "k.k." portion is short for "kaiserlich königlich" (Imperial Royal). The "Ex offo." printed at lower left is an expression for Official Mail, postage free.

Bicse is now known as Bytča (Hungarian: Nagybiccse), a town in the Žilina Region in northwestern Slovakia, located on the Váh River. The alternate name of the town was Bittse. It was part of Hungary until 1920, when it was incorporated in Czechoslovakia.

Trechin is now called Trenčín, a city in western Slovakia in the central Váh River valley near the Czech border.

The "U. Hradisch" transit marking stands for "Ungarisch Hradisch". "Ungarisch" is German for Hungarian. The town is now called Uherské Hradiště (German: Ungarisch Hradisch), in Moravia, Czech Republic.

Pressburg is now called Bratislava (German: Pressburg), the current capital of Slovakia.

The destination of Raab is now called Győr (German: Raab), the most important city of northwest Hungary, located halfway between Budapest and Vienna.

Owner's ID: 1625
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes