Exchange chain letter. Used stamps. English version.
Send 10 stamps, 5 copies. Europe, 1936.
How to increase your
This letter was started the hope of adding stamps to your
collection. Within 3 dadays, makeut
5 copies of this letter
the top name and adress. And adding your own at
Mail the 5 copies
to five of your stamp collecting friends.
When you omit
the name at the top send that person 10 used
pictorials or air-mail preferred).
from your duplicates.
In turn as your name will reach the
top you will
receive 15 625 letters containing 156 250 stamps.
A large number
of these may be duplicates of common stamps
but a good number
may be additions to your collection.
If you have
correspondents in other countries than your own,
mali a copy
to them. Thusyou will benefit by stamps from all
countries by the
time your name reached the top.
If you will
continue these series it will benefit a great many
collectors, at no cost, excepting
postage, as well as benefiting
If you do not
wish continue, please return to last address
on the list.
6, Malmoe. Sweden.
Stuttgart 13, Germany.
4, Zürich 1, Switzerland.
Zürich 6, Switzerland.
Letter in English is
typed, letter in German is a carbon copy of a typed letter except last
name in list which is typed. English letter has reversed image on back
caused by reversed carbon paper. Both contained in envelope postmarked in
Zurich, Switzerland on Nov. 8, 1936. Addressed to Herrn R.W.Wettlaufer,
98 Church St., Kitchener, Ont. Canada. Return address: A.Bernheim-Roth,
Tuch & Massgeschäft, Sonneggstrasse 45, Zurich. Keystrokes preserved
(many errors corrected). The second (z2) of 2x2 closely related stamp exchange
letters mailed from Zurich in Nov. 1936. German twin of this letter not yet
transcribed (1/3/04). See xe1936-11-04z1_stamps_s10n6q5.htm
(German version of z1). Ebay lot 5544271996 closing 12/22/04. Provided
by Brian Cutler. Entered by DWV, 1/3/2005.
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