Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Germany - Berlin - Sonderstempelstelle (datestamp)
The first envelope on my blog was the special postmark for the Sonderstempelstelle in Berlin. Germany has two special centres where postmark collectors can send their request for special postmarks to: Berlin and Weiden. Each centre carries its own permanent postmark and they both have their own special datestamp.
The datestamp differs from the ones normally used at post offices. It has the text Deutsche Post / Philatelie, two small Deutsche Post emblems and a letter s on top.
For this postmark I used the normal 90 cent definitive from the flower series.
Information about the Sonderstempelstelle Berlin: philatelie.deutschepost.de/Stempelstellen.
Date sent: 20 April 2017
Date postmark: 27 April 2017
Date received: 3 May 2017
Number of days: 13
Envelope in collection: 28