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Reverse Use - -Foreign Use into Germany

Ship's Mail

Multiple franking to pay the 20 Pfennig foreign letter rate, reverse use. Mailed from outside Germany into the country.

 Mailed from German East Asiatic steamship "Bayern" headed east, dropped in the Hong Kong postal system for delivery to Germany on June 28, 1898.


Receiving backstamp of Hildesheim on August 2. Thirty-six days in transit