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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Kimble's July Postmark Calendar

Kimble'a July Calendar
Into the Deep Blue
As a collaborative project, Dan and I are presenting a postmark calendar for all 366 possible days of the year, represented by interesting appropriate date cancellation stamps from the Kimble collection.

We are publishing, during 2017, a monthly blog post with the date postmarks for that month for everyone's enjoyment.

The introduction, dedication, and links to the other months that have been published, is included with the January post.

July Postmark Calendar

July 1
Austria 1874 Scott 36 5kr rose "Franz Josef"
Attersee is a small village on the shores of lake Attersee in Upper Austria.

July 2
U.S. 1898 Scott R155A 2c pink, Type IV 
Blue Overprint, "Washington"
Revenue Stamp

July 3
Belgium 1900 Scott 66 10c bright rose "Leopold"
Brugelette is a small Walloon town in the Belgian province of Hainaut.

July 4

Great Britain 1881 Scott 89 1p lilac "Victoria"
Probably Aberdeen, Scotland

July 5

Belgium 1900 Scott 66 10c bright rose "Leopold"
Thollembeek (Thanks Axel)

July 6
Switzerland 1918 Scott 182 3fr red "The Mythen"
Postmark? Bern?

July 7
Belgium 1905 Scott 85 10c dull rose
"King Leopold"

July 8
Belgium 1905 Scott 85 10c dull rose
"King Leopold"
Jumet is a section of Charleroi in the Walloon Hainaut province.

July 9
Belgium 1900 Scott 66 10c bright rose "Leopold"
Tournai (French) or Doornik (Dutch) is a Walloon city on the river Scheldt.

July 10
Sweden 1885 10o dull rose "Oscar II"
Postmark?

July 11
Great Britain 1902 Scott 127 1/2p gray green "Edward VII"
Postmark?

July 12
USA  1903 Scott 319 2c carmine "Washington"
Type II?
Memphis, Tennessee

July 13
Belgium 1905 Scott 85 10c dull rose
"King Leopold"
Aalst, Belgium (Alost:French) is on the Dender River.

July 14
Belgium 1907 Scott 82 1c gray 
Liege, Belgium

July 15
Great Britain 1902 Scott 127 1/2p gray green "Edward VII"
Postmark?

July 16
USA 1917 Scott 498 1c green "Washington"
Lexington, Kentucky

July 17
Great Britain 1902 Scott 127 1/2p gray green "Edward VII"
South Kensington district of Philadelphia, PA?

July 18
Belgium 1905 Scott 85 10c dull rose
"King Leopold"
Liege, Belgium? Probably at Guillemin railway station. (Thanks Axel)

July 19
Great Britain 1911 Scott 152 1p carmine
"George V"
Postmark?

July 20
Bavaria 1911 Scott 79 10pf scarlet/buff
"Prince Regent Luitpold"
Bayreuth? (Thanks Axel)

July 21
Netherlands 1876 Scott 35c 1c green
"Numeral of Value"
Amersterdam

July 22
Austria 1875 Scott 37 10kr blue "Franz Josef"
Fine Print
Engelsberg is listed as a ruin in Tyrol. or is this Eggelsberg?

July 23
Portugal 1899 Scott 117 25r carmine rose
"King Carlos"
Postmark?

July 24
Belgium 1907 Scott 82 1c gray 
Beeringen = Beringen, Belgium? (Thanks Axel)

July 25
Austria 1875 Scott 36 5kr rose "Franz Josef"
Fine Print
Landstrasse is part of Vienna

July 26
Belgium 1900 Scott 66 10c bright rose "Leopold"
Brussels

July 27
France 1892 Scott 103 15c blue
"Peace and Commerce'
BayONNE? (Thanks Gene)

July 28
USA  1914 Scott 452 1c green "Washington"

July 29
USA 1862 Scott R24c 5c Certificate, red
Revenue Stamp

July 30
Austria 1875 Scott 37 10kr blue "Franz Josef"
Fine Print
Probably Felixdorf, Austria

July 31
Austria 1890 Scott 52 2kr light brown
"Franz Josef"
Engelsberg, Austria?

Belgium 1884 Scott 52 10c rose/bluish "Leopold II"
Seraing, Belgium
Out of the Blue
Some of the postmarks are identified, others are not. Help from readers is appreciated. ;-)

Note: all of the stamps featured for the post are part of the Kimble collection.

Have a comment?

8 comments:

  1. Well... about July 10. The postmark is "PKXP No. 63B" PKXP = "Postkupéexpedition" or "Postal Compartment". We're talking about railway post here.

    A Postal Compartment in the Swedish postal system was a special railway carriage acting as a movable post office, sorting room and mail transportation. (A PKP was a similar arrangement, but without the post office expedition).

    In 1888, PKXP no. 63 travelled between the capital of Stockholm and the municipality of Nässjö in the province of Småland.

    This postmark is of Normal Cancellation Type 14 and was used between 1885 and 1915

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  2. Hi Jim, will give my 0.2 c on the postmarks :
    July 5th
    Thollembeek (in the older grammar they wrote it with Th, nowadays it's written with T)
    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tollembeek
    July 18
    Seems to be Liège indeed, beneath is written "depart" and on the right "Guillemin"which is a railway station which explain the word "Depart"
    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_de_Li%C3%A8ge-Guillemins
    July 20
    Bayreuth? that's a wild guess but first name that pops up seeing the cancel
    July 24
    Beeringen = Beringen indeed, like with TH/T some names / words were written with two vowels (?) nowawayds with one only
    July 26
    Bruxelles = Brussels to me
    July 27
    from a town/villlage in the Pyrennées, which leads you only a bit further since you have Pyrennées Orientales et Atlantique, no it's from NarbONNE so Orientales

    The extra one from Belgium is from Seraing (should have posted it upside down I recognised it immediately that way ;-))

    Best regards

    Axel








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    1. Thanks for the great detective work Axel!

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  3. July 27 I think is Bayonne in France

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    1. Could be, Axel thought Narbonne, which is close to the Pyrennees?

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    2. Jim, I think Gene is right : Narbonne is in the Aude department, Bayonne is in the Pyrennées...my apologies

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    3. Bayonne is the best guess then. Thanks Gene!

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