Details For Cover ID# 29149

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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA with foreign stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Aug 29, 21
Edited on:Aug 29, 21
 
Postmark: Mar 11, 1897
Origin: Budapest, HUNGARY
Destination: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Hungary 2kr yellow brown postal card upgraded with 1890 engraved issue 3kr blue-green plate II (Gibbons # 30) tied by Budapest Mar 11, 1897 circular datestamp paying UPU postcard rate, to Ann Arbor, Michigan. "Foposta" in datestamp translates as "Main Post Office." Purple "via Bremerhaven" directive handstamp. Perfin on stamp reads "SA/ HJ".

Picture side shows advertisement of Andreas Saxlehner, Budapest, Hungary, "Hunyadi Janos" Natural Mineral Water.  See Cover ID 29148 for another cover from this manufacturer, printed matter rate.

Inscription on card reads "Hungarian Millennium Post-Card".
History of the Hungarian Millennium of 1896:
May 2, 1896 marked the beginning of a series of nationwide festivities, exhibitions and public works projects, started on the occasion of the one thousand year anniversary of the Magyars arrival in the Carpathian Basin.

On April 21, 1896, the Hungarian Parliament approved the bill that requested financial support to build several memorials, statues and museums, mostly in Budapest. The Royal Family members of the Austria-Hungary Dual Monarchy, including Emperor Franz Joseph I and his wife Empress Elisabeth, attended the anniversary's opening ceremony.
Source: Kossuth Foundation of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America.

Owner's ID: 2495b
 
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For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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