Posted 10 months ago
This is a printed military postal card (2.Kreigs Postkarte) for the WHW.
"Winterhilfswerk" - (Winter Relief Fund)
It is addressed to my grandfather with a typewritten message on the reverse from his doctor. The printed stamp image is a semi-postal but I can find no reference to either image in my catalog. (Semi-postals are postage values with surcharge added for cultural donation and denoted by a "B" # in the Scott Catalogs.)
TOPIC - "Kampfen, Arbeiten, Opfern" - (Struggle, Work, Sacrifice)
-- Image of steelworker, soldier, and WHW donation container
POSTAGE - image as Scott# _?_ - "Sword and Hammer"
DENOMINATION: 6 pfennig + 4 pfennig / Brown / Issued (1940)
** The surtax was used for the Winter Relief Fund. - GERMANY
POSTMARK: Reichsmesse in Leipzig - Fruhjahr 1941 / 2.111 - 7.111
(German Exhibition in Leipzig - Spring 1941 / March 2 - March 7)
Circular postmark on postage - Mannheim 8.2.1941 (February 8, 1941)
REVERSE (Message translation): Dated Mannheim Febr. 5, 1941
Dear Mr. _____! For the purpose of consultation in your case I beg you come and see me. Sincerely, Heil Hitler! - Dr. L. Eckert (Dentist) / Mannheim