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Cover Type: Foreign (other)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:May 29, 18
Edited on:May 29, 18
 
Postmark: Feb 5, 1916
Origin: Kirchheim, Istria, AUSTRIA
Destination: Eger, Bohemia, AUSTRIA
 
Description:

Austria 1908 issue 5 heller green (#113) tied by purple miltary censored boxed marking applied at Laibach, along with an unclear datestamp, on picture postcard to Eger, Bohemia, datelined "Kirchheim, 5. II. 16."

Picture side shows a painting of a widow praying at the grave of her fallen soldier husband, adorned with flowers and his helmet and saber, at sunset. The inscription on the message side is in three languages; Bohemian (Czech), German and Hungarian. The German portion reads: "Noch nie ist die Sonne untergegangen, um nicht wieder aufzugehen." Which translates as "The sun has never set, so as not to rise again." The painting is signed at lower right and is dated 1914.

Kirchheim is a town in Istria, formerly part of the Habsburg Kingdom of Illyria. The town is now part of Italy.  Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

Ljubljana (German: Laibach) is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. Situated at the middle of a trade route between the northern Adriatic Sea and the Danube region, it was the historic capital of Carniola, a Slovene-inhabited part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Eger is now called Cheb (German: Eger), a town in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. It was in Bohemia when part of the Austrian Empire.  Eger is situated on the river Ohře at the foot of one of the spurs of the Fichtel Mountains and near the border with Germany.

Owner's ID: 1984
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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