A Postscheckamt Danzig C.O.D. parcel card :
Pre-printed Nachnahme (C.O.D.) parcel cards for general issue are not uncommonly found. This German issue (May 1914) Nachnahme parcel card, however, was specially printed for the Postscheckamt Danzig before the Free City period.
The card was for a parcel, worth 6.65 M and weighing 1/2 Kg, sent C.O.D. on May 1919 from Zoppot to Paleitin.*
It is franked 85 Pf = 75 Pf for a parcel up to 5 Kg carried over 75 Km + the Nachnahme fee of 10 Pf. (The 5 Pf stamp = Mi. 93IIb per Dr. Oechsner, BPP).
It seems likely that such bespoke pre-printed cards would have been available from the Postscheckämter in other towns and Cities in Germany. Does anyone have another example from Danzig or indeed from any other place ?
The fact that the Giro account number has been added with a handstamp suggests that the sender was a businessman who regularly sent out goods on a cash-on-delivery basis.
* Paleith, Kreis Heydekrug, Ostpreußen, then soon become part of Memelgebiet, now Paleiciai, Lithuania.
The Danzig Philatelist.
To respect the copyright of the publisher, we will only show you the first page of this issue. If you are interested in the other pages kindly please contact the editor, you may click as well on this site on 'Membership', see 'The Danzig Study Group of the UK'.
1. GduB; A Postscheckamt Danzig C.O.D. parcel card.
2. GduB; A 2 Gr. ultamarine (Mi. 5) used in Danzig on the first day of issue.
3. Ton Hulkenberg; The correspondence from Danzig between 1 January 1875
and November 1923: the age of the Mark.
4. Wolfgang Morscheck; A hunting licence from Thorn.
5. GduB; Danzig * 1 t ; its damage solves a puzzle.
6. GduB; Two S. Anker meter-franked letters.
7. Ddu B; The Salvation Army in Danzig.
8; Bernd Marczinke; A brief history of SMS Emden in WW1.
The Danzig Philatelist, 2012 nr. 24, October - December.
Copyright: 2020 Danzig.org