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1943 Scott B217 with Special postmark Berlin-Grunau 27 June
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Scott B217 with Gefalligkeitsstempel (favor cancellation) postmarked: Berlin-Grunau 27 June 1943
The cancellation reads:
Greater Berlin Rowing Regatta
The stamp was issued for collectors of special postmarks. The collector affixed one to an envelope or post card, or even a piece of paper, and the postal clerk would oblige by canceling it with whatever special postmark was in use at that particular time. The surtax represented the fee for this service.
The stamp is known in the two color varieties.
The stamp above is the lighter of the two.
Type: Postal History, Postcard
Condition: Used
Period: 1940-1959
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1933-45 Third Reich Propaganda & Postal History - Specialized Auction #17

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