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Cover Type: Foreign (other)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jan 30, 18
Edited on:Jan 31, 18
Postmark: Feb 12, 1903
Origin: Wamma, Bukowina, AUSTRIA
Destination: Leipnik, Moravia, AUSTRIA

Austria postal card 5 heller green with "Wamma 12/2 03" circular datestamp, to Leipnik, Moravia. Leipnik 13/2 03 arrival postmark, and " *Frumosa * " boxed marking.

Wamma is a commune now called Vama, in the historic region of Bukovina, now in Romania.  Leipnik is a town currently in the Czech Republic.

Note printed inscription "(Deutsch-Rum.-Ruth.)" (German-Romanian-Ruthenian) in lower right corner of card. Austro-Hungarian postal cards were printed in two or more languages denoting "Correspondence Card", or simply "Postal Card", at that time due to the many languages spoken in the Empire; the first inscription is in German "Correspondenz-Karte" followed by the translation in the local languages (in this case the Romanian "Carta Postala" and also in Ruthenian) of the area in which the postal cards were distributed. Note: the Ruthenian language inscription (last line at top) is similar to Belarusian and Ukrainian, which Ruthenian developed into.

The "Frumosa" boxed marking was an auxilliary post office, called a Postablage. Such offices typically were not on a rail line or main road, and it is believed that their services were limited. On the message side of this postal card, "Frumosa" is named in the location that the sender wrote below his name.  Information courtesy of Michael Schreiber.

Owner's ID: 1872
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
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