Cover with Skrochowitz Postablage
(Rural Postal Station) Cancellation
Cover with Skrochowitz Postablage (Rural Postal Station) Cancellation
This cover from Jagerndorf in German Sudetenland (Krnov in the modern Czech Republic) was postmarked roughly two months into German occupation.
The purple handstamp appears to be a postmark from the village of Skrochowitz (now Skrochovice), a few miles south east of Krnov.It would have been a mail collecting point, subordinate to a post office where stamps were actually cancelled.
The Czech term for such rural postal stations is poštovna. The English term for such handstamps is "Rural Cancels."
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"Sudetenland." Wikipeida: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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