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1938 Ilmenau The official Postcard commemorating the SA National Competitions.
Lot 1721
Michel P271, the official post card commemorating the SA National Competitions, posted on 12 July 1938, the first day of issue, in Ilmenau.
The pictorial publicity cancellation depicts the view tower on the Kickelhahn.
The slogan in the cancellation
100 Years / Health Resort / Engineering School / Glass Industry
Ilmenau (1565 ft.), noted for its technical school, porcelain and glass factories, had approximately 14,000 inhabitants in 1938. Situated on the River Ilm, it was a favorite summer and winter sport resort during the Third Reich. The view tower at the summit of the Kickelhahn (2825 ft.) was open in the afternoon only. A fee was required for entry, and refreshments were served. About 200 paces to the northwest stood the Goethe-Hauschen, a wooden hut where Goethe frequently spent the night, and on the wall of which he wrote “Uber alien Gipfeln ist Ruh,” (The summit is the best place to rest) on 6 September 1780. The hut standing in 1938 was erected after the first one burned down in 1870.
Type: Postal card, Postal History
Condition: Used
Period: 1920-1939
Topic: Organizations
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