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Parkinlot
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03 Feb 2009
08:18:33pm
I was just looking through some postcards that I purchase a while ago and came across this postcard from Switzerland which features the Axenstrasse road, the town of Fluelen and the Bristenstock Mt.:

postcardFront

The interesting thing is the message on the back.


postcardBack

It says:

"Owing to the present situation of affairs over here our plans had to be changed. We leave this morning for Italy instead of Germany. We have no idea when or from where we sail".

The date of the postmark is August 5, 1914. Germans declared war against Russia on 1 August and on France 3 August. This card was postmarked two days after that.

Chas Deantyne(?) must have gotten caught touring Europe right as the war broke out.

Bob

(Message edited by parkinlot on February 03, 2009)
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03 Feb 2009
08:29:54pm
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Bob:
Superb card, thanks for sharing.

Bob

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03 Feb 2009
09:07:05pm
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I wonder what happened to Chas Deantyne? Did he make it back? I wonder how you would track it down? Anyone have any ideas?

Regards ... Tim.

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03 Feb 2009
09:36:43pm
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A Google search of "Charles Deantyne" turned up a social item from a 1902 or 1903 edition of the Altamont Enterprise. But the name is "Dearstyne," not "Deantyne." If you look carefully at the signature you can make out what certainly could be and probably is an "...nst..." rather than "...nt..."

deanstyne

The web page is a searchable page from the newspaper, which is a weekly that started in 1884 and is still pubished in Albany, NY. Here's the ling: http://historicnewspapers.guilpl.org/altamont-enterprise-1902-january-1903-june/altamont-enterprise-1902-january-1903-june%20-%200187.pdf.

It may be a start. The name is the same (I think), the time frame is reasonable, and New York State is common to both the newspaper and the postcard. Nice item by the way! The best kind of postal history, to my mind anyway.

Bob

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04 Feb 2009
03:31:00am

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beautiful handwriting. I have a couple of German cards that have wonderful stories on them. Unfortunately I have some serious problems with the harddrive of my desktop computer right now, else I could have posted the scans I made of them... I hope to be able to do so later.

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04 Feb 2009
10:43:38am
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It IS an interesting card, and one that offers insights into the politics of the day. The writer sends this from neutral Switzerland to neutral America. He's heading to neutral Italy, rather than to belligerent Germany. Italy was then allied more closely to the Central Powers, although she entered the war on the Allied Powers' side, although not much to their benefit.

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06 Mar 2013
09:23:06am
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here are the post cards that initially illustrated this thread. we are unable to upload them to the initial post because of its age. Image Not Found

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05 Aug 2014
07:20:38am
re: Swiss postcard

Thinking about how WWI began little over 100 years ago reminded me of this postcard, postmarked 100 years ago today.

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05 Aug 2014
12:53:35pm
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Where's the images?

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05 Aug 2014
01:39:34pm
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Ningpo

In early 2013, the Discussion Board was revamped. Many of the images did not make it from the original posts to the new DB. Where possible, members have "resupplied" the original images. In this case, look at AMSD's post of March 6, 2013 wherein those images have been republished.

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05 Aug 2014
01:51:15pm
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I understand, Thank you.

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23 Apr 2020
10:34:27am
re: Swiss postcard

While sorting through an old box of postcards I actually found 2 followup postcards from the sender in Italy. Both of them have the same image on the front of the card. In one card the message seems unfinished and is not dated and the postmark is illegible. The other looks like it is postmarked on August 8, 1914 and they are in Milan and will be sailing from Genoa.

Pretty cool...

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President - West Essex Philatelic Society www.wepsonline.org
03 Feb 2009
08:18:33pm

I was just looking through some postcards that I purchase a while ago and came across this postcard from Switzerland which features the Axenstrasse road, the town of Fluelen and the Bristenstock Mt.:

postcardFront

The interesting thing is the message on the back.


postcardBack

It says:

"Owing to the present situation of affairs over here our plans had to be changed. We leave this morning for Italy instead of Germany. We have no idea when or from where we sail".

The date of the postmark is August 5, 1914. Germans declared war against Russia on 1 August and on France 3 August. This card was postmarked two days after that.

Chas Deantyne(?) must have gotten caught touring Europe right as the war broke out.

Bob

(Message edited by parkinlot on February 03, 2009)

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03 Feb 2009
08:29:54pm

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Bob:
Superb card, thanks for sharing.

Bob

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03 Feb 2009
09:07:05pm

re: Swiss postcard

I wonder what happened to Chas Deantyne? Did he make it back? I wonder how you would track it down? Anyone have any ideas?

Regards ... Tim.

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03 Feb 2009
09:36:43pm

re: Swiss postcard

A Google search of "Charles Deantyne" turned up a social item from a 1902 or 1903 edition of the Altamont Enterprise. But the name is "Dearstyne," not "Deantyne." If you look carefully at the signature you can make out what certainly could be and probably is an "...nst..." rather than "...nt..."

deanstyne

The web page is a searchable page from the newspaper, which is a weekly that started in 1884 and is still pubished in Albany, NY. Here's the ling: http://historicnewspapers.guilpl.org/altamont-enterprise-1902-january-1903-june/altamont-enterprise-1902-january-1903-june%20-%200187.pdf.

It may be a start. The name is the same (I think), the time frame is reasonable, and New York State is common to both the newspaper and the postcard. Nice item by the way! The best kind of postal history, to my mind anyway.

Bob

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04 Feb 2009
03:31:00am

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re: Swiss postcard

beautiful handwriting. I have a couple of German cards that have wonderful stories on them. Unfortunately I have some serious problems with the harddrive of my desktop computer right now, else I could have posted the scans I made of them... I hope to be able to do so later.

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
04 Feb 2009
10:43:38am

re: Swiss postcard

It IS an interesting card, and one that offers insights into the politics of the day. The writer sends this from neutral Switzerland to neutral America. He's heading to neutral Italy, rather than to belligerent Germany. Italy was then allied more closely to the Central Powers, although she entered the war on the Allied Powers' side, although not much to their benefit.

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06 Mar 2013
09:23:06am

re: Swiss postcard

here are the post cards that initially illustrated this thread. we are unable to upload them to the initial post because of its age. Image Not Found

Image Not Found

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President - West Essex Philatelic Society www.wepsonline.org
05 Aug 2014
07:20:38am

re: Swiss postcard

Thinking about how WWI began little over 100 years ago reminded me of this postcard, postmarked 100 years ago today.

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05 Aug 2014
12:53:35pm

re: Swiss postcard

Where's the images?

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05 Aug 2014
01:39:34pm

re: Swiss postcard

Ningpo

In early 2013, the Discussion Board was revamped. Many of the images did not make it from the original posts to the new DB. Where possible, members have "resupplied" the original images. In this case, look at AMSD's post of March 6, 2013 wherein those images have been republished.

Bobby

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05 Aug 2014
01:51:15pm

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I understand, Thank you.

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President - West Essex Philatelic Society www.wepsonline.org
23 Apr 2020
10:34:27am

re: Swiss postcard

While sorting through an old box of postcards I actually found 2 followup postcards from the sender in Italy. Both of them have the same image on the front of the card. In one card the message seems unfinished and is not dated and the postmark is illegible. The other looks like it is postmarked on August 8, 1914 and they are in Milan and will be sailing from Genoa.

Pretty cool...

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