Sunday, 28 May 2017

Germany - Dresden - 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 Dresden can be found in the Postbank centre on the edge of the old inner city. The address for postmark requests is: Antonsplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany. Opening hours: Mo-Fr 9.00-18.00 h., Sat 9.00-15.00 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. Next to the datestamp the Philatelie-Shop put the pictorial postmark of the Philatelie-Shop, which I thought was withdrawn by Deutsche Post. Apparently it is still in use.

Date sent: 11 May 2017
Date postmark: 13 May 2017
Date received: 16 May 2017
Number of days: 5
Envelope in collection: 56

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