Archive for February, 2009

Bibliophilately at Bibliophemera

February 24, 2009

While my bibliophilatelic collection largely remains untouched wrapped in the protective leather coating of its album and therefore I obviously neglect my self-imposed duty on posting stuff in a frequency appropriate enough to call a weblog vital, there is a nice piece on bibliophilately to be found in the wonderful weblog of Bibliophemera titled Bibliophilately lately and I advise anyone dropping in to go over there and read along this particular post as well as the rest of the weblog. It’s worth it.

Unfortunately I’m on the road and don’t carry any fresh bibliophilatelic material with me so I have to refer to some envelope I found in some book(!) and it is however more or less closely related at least to a university and taking this detour to a world famous writer. The postage was metered by the Faculty of Medicine of the Karl-Marx-Universit├Ąt in Leipzig on october 3rd 1984, exactly six years before the 3rd of october became the national day because of the reunification. In the Orwell-year 1984 it still was a regular workday in Germany and therefore the letter is a rather ordinary one. The university dropped the patron Karl Marx in 1991 and operates since then using Alma mater lipsiensis.

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