Monday, 29 May 2017

Germany - Berlin Zoologischer Garten - Philatelie-Shop (datestamp)

Deutsche Post has established special philately windows in 26 major post offices throughout the country. Each uses a datestamp with the letters 'ps' in it to distinguish it from normal datestamps. The letters ps stand for Philatelie-shop.

The Philatelie-Shop in Berlin Zoologischer Garten can be found in the shopping center next to the Zoologischer Garten train station, only a few hundred meters behind the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche. The address for postmark requests is: Joachimstaler Straβe 41, 10623 Berlin Zoologischer Garten, Germany. Opening hours: Mo-Fr 10.00-19.00 h., Sat 10.00-17.00 h.

For the envelope I used the new definitive 90 cent stamp from the flower series, issued on 11 May 2017 that I bought at the Philatelie-Shop in Essen on the first day of issue.

Date sent: 11 May 2017
Date postmark: 12 May 2017
Date received: 16 May 2017
Number of days: 5
Envelope in collection: 62

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