Archive for the 'postal librariana' Category

An envelope from Copenhagen

November 7, 2008

It looks like the frequency of adding bibliophilatelic content slowed down even more during this year. But of course the small engine of bibliophilatelic passion is still running and nearly by chance while thumbing through a stack of postcards I came accross the following envelope, that commemorates the 500th anniversary of Copenhagen university library.

Universitetsbiblioteket 1982 København

Universitetsbiblioteket København 1482-1982

It was send by the Universitetsbiblioteket itself to the small Zealandian municipality Farum on june 11th 1982 but as it is emptied I will probably never know why. Maybe some overdue notice… However, it is quite nicely stamped and delivered about five months before the official commemorative stamp was issued (november, 4th 1982). Therefore, it is obviously a piece worthy to be part of this virtual collection.


Stamps & Postcards, in LIBREAS

April 13, 2006

I put down a little reflexion on collecting and bibliophilately in the current issue of the electronic journal LIBREAS . Library Ideas: Die Bibliophilatelie, das Sammeln und das Sein. Though the text is completely written in german all non-german-speakers may enjoy the small gallery which comes as an extra to the article: Gallery.

There are also two great picture postcards on the New York Public Library to be found in this issue of LIBREAS:
Postcard New York Public Library

postal card from 1927

February 18, 2006

postal card 1927 

There is a short piece on some postcard which is a good example what a "postal librariana" is meant to in the current issue ejournal LIBREAS-Library Ideas. It is a postcard sent by Otto Glauning to Jacob ter Meulen stamped january/21st 1927:
Otto Glauning schreibt an Jacob ter Meulen (text in german)