RE: [Slovak-World] Possible Slovak-World Project
- Post away, Greg. It'll be interesting to try, even if we don't succeed.
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:02:09 +0000
Subject: [Slovak-World] Possible Slovak-World Project
Several times we posted that searching for interesting Slovak
stamps at stamps shows is a great and inexpensive way to
spend a rainy weekend.
We had someone turn up a gem for us at a flea market.
It was a very old envelope with the stamp missing.
Turns out the stamp wasn't missing. The letter was mailed
on 04 June 1830, 10 years before stamps were invented.
To make it even more interesting, pasted on the back of the
envelope is the embossed city seal of Pressburg, now known
Whoever got the mail was very careful not to tear the seal
to open the envelope.
Inside the envelope is a letter written in very fancy but
neat script letters. These are called folded letters where
both the envelope and the letter are one and the same.
If anyone is interested in doing a translation and I can scan
the letter without damage, I can post it on the net.
I think it would be very interesting to see what someone
wrote 180 years ago.
What was so important that it survived 180 years?
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