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ITEM: DKC-1920-SCHLESWIG
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GERMANY-DENMARK-SCHLESWIG - POSTAL HISTORY

SCHLESWIG 1920 PLEBISCITE I
SSUE ON EXPRESS FIRST DAY COVER
MAY 20 1920 - ISSUE REPLACED BY STAMPS OF DENMARK JUNE 30 1920
Catalogue: 3650 SEK ≈ $500+


       

NOTES:   The highest fee for a 250-500 g letter was 60 Ýre and the "ekspress" fee at that time was 50 Ýre - this cover is "slightly" over-franked. It is clearly a philatelic cover - but as the duration of this post plebiscite overprint issue was only 6 weeks in duration, this issue saw limited contemporary use under any circumstance. This is also a FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER. Please Note that " 1 ZONE" was the Northern portion of Schleswig. This is the complete Scott lower set # 15-25 but does not include the 2K, 5K & 10K stamps. A very nice historical reference to an amazing time in Europe and especially for the peoples of Denmark and Germany as they wrestled with the national determination of cultural populations left from a war-time border and a fifty year delayed plebiscite. Cover has been folded and has some wrinkling as well as staple holes along the top; a bit battered but reminiscent of the times.


 

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