Category: ADVERTISING IN THE POST
MULTIPLE ADVERTISERS GERMANY: 1910 flimsy 5pf 'Kartenbrief' with perforations around the stamp to permit its removal & use as a coupon, with box adverts x14 for various local merchants & instructions for redeeming the coupon ('Gutschein') inverted on the reverse in black & red, 5pf added & tied by very fine 'ELBING' cds, tiny 'HOCHSTADTER' guarantee h/s on the reverse. An extraordinary item. [Elbing & Stettin are today Elblag & Szczecin in northern Poland]
NB: the correspondence portion of the letter card has been removed, perhaps for the coupon portion to be returned to the sender so he/she could redeem it.
POLAND , Postal Stationery - Postal Cards (PTPO) , Postal Stationery , Germany , Illustrated Covers , Postal History , Advertising