GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA, postcard, (1915)

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NAMIBIA, GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA, postcard, no date (1915), Face: tinted photo of district courthouse, Swakopmund, Back: inkstamp PASSED BY CENSOR DOORGELATEN DOOR CENSOR, to Miss J. Thompson in Cape Town from H. Gray, No. 5158 2nd Y.S. B.C.O.Y., “on active service” in place of a stamp, cancel: 5 12.MAR.15.8–AM. Captured and used by occupying South African forces. Both are to a Miss I. Thompson in Cape Town by members of “No. 5158 2nd Y.S. B.C.O.Y, “on active service” in place of a stamp: 6mm black ink cricle upper left corner of face, corners a bit worn, otherwise XF and nice,

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Postcard captured and used by occupying South African forces during World War I.

When I was in Europe in 2017 I saw shops selling antique postcards in a number of cities close to the rail station where the rents were high. Postcards are apparently bigger than coins over there.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.