Saturday, May 17, 2008

Something a little different



This card breaks with the usual tradition as there is no image. The reason for this is when the card was sent postcards did not have pictures on*. It was posted in March 1880 to someone in Leipzig from Bern. In those days post was stamped at arrival too. The writing is hard to read, at first I thought that it was written in German but I’m not sure. The card is in excellent condition for it’s age.

*I’ve discovered that the first images were 1870, but they weren’t common.

2 comments:

Worldman said...

It is written in German, but it is an old type of calligraphy and I have problems deciphering it. Otherwise I would have translated it.

Anji said...

Peter: thank you for the confirmation, it is very difficult writing...