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Place and Year: [Afghanistan, December 23rd, 1933].
Code: 66070

2 sheets:

Broadside printed in brown, with a signature in ink verso, 21,5 x 16,5 cm (8.5 x inches). Very Good, soft folds.

Letter with printed letterhead, typed text, signed and dated manuscript in ink, signature in black ink verso, 34,5 x 21,5 cm (13.5 x 8.5 inches). Very Good, soft folds, two pin size holes in letterhead.

A pair of documents includes a printed promotional broadside depicting 20 Afghan postal stamps, issued circa 1933, with a portrait of king Muhammad Nadir Shah (1883-1933) on the top and a sign Kingdom of Afghanistan in German language and Arabic script. An accompanied typed letter, dated December 23, 1934, and bearing a printed letterhead of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, International Service of the Postal, Telegraph and Telephone Secretariat (Royaume d’Afghanistan. Direction Autonome des Postes, Télégraphes et Téléphones, Secrétariat du Service International) is signed by the Director of the Afghan Postal service and is addressed to Ad. (Adolf?) von Allmen from Uzwil, Switzerland.

The letter is a response to von Allmen’s request to purchase new Afghan stamps. Both letters are signed verso by the Secretary of the International Service, A. Kayoum.

The broadside with stamps is still decorated with a portrait of Afghan king Muhammad Nadir Shah, who was assassinated in 1933.  

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