Thursday, December 28, 2017

Austria: Christmas cover from Christkindl

I received a cover from Austria with special cancellation from Christkindl. Christkindl is a district of the Upper Austrian town of Steyr with a pilgrimage church of the same name and a well-known special post office. The place has gained international fame since 1950 when the Austrian Post set up the special post office Christkindl. This post office is opened each year between the first Sunday of Advent  and January 6th and provides the letters that are sent with a special cancellation. Every year about 2 million shipments receive this special cancellation. Stamp on cover is Christmas 2017: Advent calendar, issued on 17.11.2017.

Inside cover was this nice Christmas maxicard from Liechtenstein, issued as a set of four stamps on 12.11.2017.

Thank you Wolfgang!

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