NAMIBIA, GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA, postcard, no date (1915), Face: black and white photo of a military band, Back: blue inkstamp: POSTAGE FREE BASE 6 PASSED BY 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: ARMY BASE P.O. 6 SOUTH AFRICA 15.FEB. 15 8–AM.  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: Cancel is double stamped & a bit hard to read, small spindle hole, 3 gouges 6, 4, and 4mm, none of the faults in a serious spot, otherwise VF+ and nice looking 6mm black ink circle 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.