Saturday, 27 May 2017

Germany - Köln - 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 Köln can be found in the shopping centre on the ground floor of the WDR Arkaden, the building of the Westdeutsche Rundfunk (public broadcaster). The address for postmark requests is: Breite Straße 6-26, 50667 Köln 1, Germany. Opening hours: Mo-Fr 9.00-19.00 h., Sat 9.00-14.00 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: 49

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