Canadian Examples

Thus far, cards with Canadian scenes have been found numbered 152, with a scene from Canmore, and 156 and 157, shown below. Also shown are card numbers 154 and 155 with scenes of Niagara Falls, either taken from Canada or looking at Canada, as “Canadian-ish examples.
Canadian cards seen to date have been postally used in 1899, or unused.

You can also see a work-in-progress catalog of the entire series of on the order of 200 cards here.
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Card number 154 featuring a view of Niagara Falls looking to Canada with the caption Niagarafall [sp] with the title “Greetings from America.”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Private Mailing Card, Authorized by Act of Congress of May 19th, 1898. Printed matter”, postally used from Niagara Falls NY to Carl Vogel of Germany on May 25, 1899.
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Card number 155 featuring a view of Niagara Falls taken from Canada with the caption “Niagara-fall [sp] in the winter” with the title “Greetings from America.”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Private Mailing Card, Authorized by Act of Congress of May 19th, 1898. Printed matter”, postally used from Niagara Falls NY to Carl Vogel of Germany on June 10, 1899.
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Card number 156 featuring an un-captioned view of Quebec City with the title “Greeting from Quebec. Canada”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Canada Post Card, The Address to be Written On This Side, Printed matter”, not postally used.
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Card number 157 featuring a view of “The house of Parliament, Ottowa.” (sp)

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Canada Post Card, The Address to be Written On This Side, Printed matter”, postally used from Ottawa on August 22, 1899, with a 1¢ QV Numeral stamp, to Miss Ella Erb, Prag Karolinenthal, Palacksky str 14 II, Austria, with a partial receiver cancel..
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The Worldwide Series

These cards span a wide range of scenes, and are generally numbered. Their designs vary, but have thematic similarities.
While cards are commonly postally used, unused cards are also found. The cards below are listed by their number in the series.

Europe

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Card number 2 featuring a view of Salzburger out hunting, with the caption “Salzburger No. 2” and title “Gruss aus Salzburg”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Correlpondenz Karte, An, in”, not postally used.
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Card number 38 featuring a view of Athens, with the caption “Athen von Pnyx” and title “Souvenier de GRÈCE”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, La Grèce, Imprimé”, not postally used.
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Card number 39 featuring a view of Athens, with the caption “Athen, Akropolis, Südseite” and title “Souvenier de GRÈCE”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, La Grèce, Imprimé”, not postally used.
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Card number 40 featuring a view of Athens, with the caption “Athen, Akropolis, Südseite” and title “Souvenier de GRÈCE”, the same image as the card shown above.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, La Grèce, EMPRIMERS”, postally used in November 1898 from Greece to Germany.
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Card number 43 featuring a view of Istanbul, with the caption “Constantinopel, Rue d’ Serail et la Mosquee Valide a Stambul” with no title.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Turquie, EMPRIMERS”, postally used in November 1898 to Germany.
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Africa and the Middle East

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Card number 47 featuring a view of Jaffa, with the caption “Palästina. Jaffa von Nord” with the title “Souvenir de Jaffa”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, La Palestine, Carte Postale”, not postally used.
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Card number 48 featuring a view of Cairo, with the caption “Aegypten. Cairo vom Mokattam” with the title “Souvenir de Caire”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, L’Egypte, Imprimé”, postally used to Luxembourg in 1907.
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Card number 48 featuring a view of wharfs, with the caption “Nilhafenin Bulak” with the title “Gruss aus Aegypten”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Egypte, Cartolina Postale”, postally used from Cairo to Bavaria on April 24, 1899.
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Card number 51 featuring a view of Cairo, with the caption “Aegypten. Cairo, Citadelle mit Mamelukengräbern” with no title.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Egypte, EMPRIMERS”, postally used from Cairo to Germany on December 20, 1898.
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Card number 52 featuring a view of Cairo, with the caption “Cairo. Sharia el Nahassyn” with no title.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Egypte”, with Carte Postale crossed out and “IMPRIMÉ” added, postally used to Switzerland on February 9, 1900.
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Card number 52, with the caption “Aegypten. Fellachendorf” with the title “Souvenir de l’Egypte.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, “‘Egypte”, Imprimé”, postally used to Italy on January 30, 1900.
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Card number 54, with the caption “Partie an der Porta de la Colonne Pompée” with the title “Souvenir d’ Alexandrie.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, “L‘Egypte”, Carte Postale”, postally unused.
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Card number 55, with the caption “Esel-Junge” with the title “Souvenir d’ Alexandrie.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, “L‘Egypte”, Carte Postale”, postally unused.
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Card number 55, but bearing the image seen on card 54, with the caption “Alexandrien: Partie an der Porta de la Colonne Pompée” with the title “Gruss aus Aegypten”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, “Egypte”, Cartolina Postale”, postally used within the Austro-Hungarian Empire January 19, 1899.
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Card number 57, with the caption “Hafen” with the title “Souvenir d’Alexandrie”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, “L’Egypte”, Carte Postale”, postally unused.
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Card number 57, with the caption “Aegypten. Port Said” with no title.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Egypte, EMPRIMERS”, postally used December 28, 1898 from Egypt, received in Germany January 4, 1899.
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Card number 58, with the caption “Suez” with the title “Souvenir de Suez”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, L’Egypte, Carte Postale”, postally used April 2, 1905 from Egypt, to France.
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Below, a second copy also used locally in Egypt in 1905, marked short paid.
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China & Southeast Asia

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Card number 83 featuring a scene of boats, with the caption “Hafen in Rangoon” and the title “Greeting of Birma”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Birma, Post Card”, postally unused.
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Card number 86 featuring a scene of bridge over a river and boats, with the caption “Burmesische Brücke” and the title “Souvenir of Birma”.
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Card number 93 featuring a scene of temples, with the caption “Balkon, von welchem der König den Elefanten besteigt” and the title “Souvenir de Siam”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Siam, Carte Postale”, postally unused.
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Card number 98 featuring a scene of a monument, with the caption “Grab. eines reichen Anamiten” and the title “Souvenir de Conchinchine”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Conchinchine, Emprimer”, postally unused.
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Card number 99 featuring a pair of scenes, with the caption “Conchinchine 99 Maison anamite.” and no title.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Conchinchine, Emprimé”, postally used with a Saigon-Central cancellation possibly dated May 31, 1900, and a 1900 German receiving cancel.
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Card number 101 featuring a view of a pair of men, with the caption “Männer aus Sumatra” and title “Souvenir de Sumatra”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Straits Settlement, Printed matter”, postally used with the stamp partially removed, and a German receiving cancel dated July 18, 1899.
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Card number 104 featuring a view of Java, with the caption “Anjer” and title “Souvenir de Java”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Java, Carte Postale”, postally unused.
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Card number 106 featuring a view of Java, with the caption “Anjer. Ein Palmenhain” and title “Souvenir de Java”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Java, Post Card”, postally used from Italy to Germany July 13, 1901.
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Card number 107 featuring a view of Java, with the caption “Anjer. Ein Hôtel” and title “Souvenir de Java”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Java, Post Card”, postally unused.
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Card number 109 featuring a view of Hong Kong, with the caption “Honhong” and title “Souvenir de Chine”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, La Chine, Emprimer”, postally used with the stamps removed, and a receiving cancel dated April 15, 1899.
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Japan

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Card number 115 with the caption “L’Empereur du Japon” and title “Souvenir du Japon”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Le Japon, Carte Postale”, postally used within Germany in 1904.
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Card number 116 with the caption “Yokokhama” and title “Souvenir de Yokohama”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Le Japon, Carte Postale”, postally unused.
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Card number 116 with the caption “Yedo” and title “Souvenir de Yedo”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Le Japon, Emprimer”, postally unused, but addressed to Germany.
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Card number 122 with the caption “Dorf am Fusse des feuer-spcienden Berges Fusi-Yama” and title “Souvenir du Japon”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Le Japon, Carte Postale”, with Carte Postale crossed out and the text Imprimé added. Postally used, to Switzerland January 12, 1900.
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Card number 124 with the caption “Eine Dorfstrasse” and title “Souvenir du Japon”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Le Japon, Carte Postale”. Postally unused.
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Australia

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Card number 131 featuring a view of a beach, with the caption “Strandbild in der Torres-Strasse and title “Greeting of Australia”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Postale Universelle, Australia, Imprimé”, with the text “Post Card” crossed out. Postally used to Switzerland from Sydney, April 3, 1900.
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Card number 132 featuring a view of Sydney’s Town Hall, with the caption “Town-house or hall. Sidney” and title “Greetings from Australie”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Potale [sp] Universelle, New South Wales, Printed matter”, postally unused.
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Card number 133 featuring a view of Tasmania, with the caption “Digger from Maestri (Tasmanie)” and title “Greetings from Australie”.

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Union Potale [sp] Universelle, Tasmania, Printed matter”, postally used with a Sydney Nov 14 1899 postmark, sent to Germany.
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North America and Caribbean

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Greetings from America
Salt Lake City. Mormon-Temple

You will note that this card number belongs mixed between Australian cards, but has been shown here for geographic consistency.

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from San Francisco
Spalier-Obstbau

(which translates into fruit-growing trellis)

Below the reverse.

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Greeting of California
The three Brothers in the Valley-Yosémite

Below the reverse.

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Greeting of Californie
The great Boom in the Mariposa-Wood

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
Hotel Coronado, San Diégo (California).

Below the reverse.

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The montain of the holy cross. Colorado.

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
The garden of Gods, Colorado

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
A camp-Indian

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
Indian-Wig’wam

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
Landing-Place of Cincinnati. Ohio.

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
Denver (Colorado).

Below the reverse.

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[no greeting]

Grand Canyon: Yellowstone National Park

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from Philadelphia
Indepence-Hall

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America

Pennsylvania Avenue. Washington.

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
East-River-Brücke. New-York

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from New-York
Statue of liberty

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
Philadelphia

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from America
Quaker-house. Massachusett.

Below the reverse.

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Card number 154 featuring a view of Niagara Falls looking to Canada with the caption Niagarafall [sp] with the title “Greetings from America.”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Private Mailing Card, Authorized by Act of Congress of May 19th, 1898. Printed matter”, postally used from Niagara Falls NY to Carl Vogel of Germany on May 25, 1899.
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A second example, unused, without the coloured card face and lacking the Franz Thiemer signature is shown below.
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Card number 155 featuring a view of Niagara Falls taken from Canada with the caption “Niagara-fall [sp] in the winter” with the title “Greetings from America.”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Private Mailing Card, Authorized by Act of Congress of May 19th, 1898. Printed matter”, postally used from Niagara Falls NY to Carl Vogel of Germany on June 10, 1899.
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Card number 156 featuring an un-captioned view of Quebec City with the title “Greeting from Quebec. Canada”

Below, the reverse of the card, with the text “Canada Post Card, The Address to be Written On This Side, Printed matter”, not postally used.
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Souvenir of Canada
The house of Parliament. Ottowa [sp].

Below the reverse.

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No Greeting
The dawest of oranges on the Antilles.

Below the reverse, with the handwritten notation “St. Kitts W.I.”

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Greeting from Antilles
Cloister of Cuba.

Note that the card number has been overwritten by hand with the number 160, however the printed number below is 148, an error. The number 160 is also held by another card from Cuba.

Below the reverse, with the handwritten recipient, but not postally used.

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Greetings from Alaska
Sitka I.

Below the reverse.

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Souvenir of Alaska
Totem-Poles.

Below the reverse.

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Greeting of Alaska
Glacier-Muir

Below the reverse.

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Greeting of Alaska
Sitka II.

Below the reverse.

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Greetings from Alaska
Gletscherlandschaft in Alaska.

Below the reverse.

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Northern Europe

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Gruss aus Grōnland
Thurmfelsen an der Westkuste.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Grōnland
Graterbildung im Innern Grōnlands.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Stockholm
Kōnigl. Schloss.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Stockholm
Kōnigl. Schloss.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Stockholm!

Katarinahissen.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Norwegen!

Naerfjörd.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Stockholm!

Skansen.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Norwegen!

Naerodal-Pass.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Norwegen!

Akers Haus. Christiania

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Norwegen!

Horningsdalsrekken.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Norwegen!

Horningsdalsrekken.

Below the reverse.

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Below, a second example where the card has been cut in a vertical layout, cutting off much of the image on the card above.
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Gruss aus DÄNEMARK.

Christian XII

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Kopenhagen

Hafenparthie..

Below the reverse.

Following is an example of a card with a printed message, requiring twice the postage.

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Gruss aus DÄNEMARK.

Kopenhagen-Theater.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Kopenhagen.

Erlöserkirche.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Kopenhagen.

Hafen..

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Kopenhagen.

Hafen.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Kopenhagen.

Thorwaldsen-Museum.

Below the reverse.

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Gruss aus Kopenhagen.

Boersen-Palast.

Below the reverse.

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Souvenir de St. Pétersbourg

La cathédral de Kazan.

Below the reverse.

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