Australasian Philatelic Traders' Association   The Philatelic Traders Society
Internet Philatelic Dealers Association   Western Australia Owned
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Lot No. 630

Auction No. 27
Category World
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $150
Status Auction Pending

 

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Postcards GB & mainly European countries covering 1900's-1920's on the theme of "Watch Your Language" showing the codes used by correspondents in positioning adhesives according to the message they wanted to privately convey. Thus, stamps appear in one of 8 positions on the card, either upright, inverted or at an angle. The mounted collection is well written up & contains 65 cards, mostly unused, illustrating the meanings of adhesive positions. A few under the title "Language of Flowers" show the meaning to be conveyed by the various flowers, fruit & vegetable that often appear on postcards to loved ones. A fascinating study which will be difficult to expand, as most of these are scarce nowadays. (65)