Grenz-Sendungen: Denmark/Germany by
Jørgen Kluge, 8 ¼ by 11 3/8 inches, soft covers, perfect bound, 104 pages, in
Danish and German with English summary, Fløng Hedehusene Stamp Society, Denmark
2004. $35 postpaid from the author, Charlottegaardsveg 139, 2640 Hedehusene, Denmark.
This is the
story of local mail in the border district between Denmark
from 1865 to 1980 where special rates prevailed. An 1865 agreement between the
two territories established special postal rates to specific area post offices.
Several revised agreements were signed over the years, altering the conditions
for this border mail.
local rates applied to these border district mails between Denmark and Germany. The mails covered include
letters and post cards, printed matter, product samples, commercial papers, and
services such as registered, express, and insured mail. The book consists
mostly of rate tables with periods of usage, weight steps, and post offices
served. The data is useful to postal history collectors to explain rates
between two towns at any time during the period covered.
are arranged alphabetically by name of the town of origin in either Denmark or Germany. A few color illustrations
of such mail are shown near the end of the book. Copies of some of the
pertinent postal agreements covering these regulations are reproduced. The list
of sources that concludes the book is not specific for journal articles but
rather mentions the title with no record of date, author, or article.