Question on this 1946 folder of Cechy A Morava cancellations

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Question on this 1946 folder of Cechy A Morava cancellations

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These stamps have an interesting history.

I have attached a page from my father’s passport showing that he was in Czechoslovakia in 1946, when he picked up this folder of stamps (unfortunately badly worn over the years).

I know that the stamps themselves are not valuable but is there any record of why the folder was produced and whether the cancellations are of any significance.

Any help from the wise men of this forum would be welcome.

Passport 1.jpg
Cechy a Morava page 1.jpg
Cechy a Morava page 2.jpg
Cechy a Morava page 3.jpg
Cechy a Morava page 4.jpg

Thanks, Alan Parry

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Re: Cechy A Morava cancellations

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Alan, the cancels are commemorative ones - exhibitions (stamp, book, art), day of stamp.

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Re: Question on this 1946 folder of Cechy A Morava cancellations

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Generally speaking, commemorative cancels such as these are probably as common as postal / commercial cancels on these stamps, although clearly in this case lots of thought and work was put into getting all these cancellations together in the folder.

Sadly the stamps you show have been ravaged by "rust" (a form of mould), probably from being stored in damp conditions which reduces their desirability and value. Of course, they retain any sentimental value they have to you and your family.

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Re: Question on this 1946 folder of Cechy A Morava cancellations

Post by Somerset »

The Czechs produced a lot of these folders in the 1930's, a policy continued by the Germans when they were running Bohemia and Moravia.

The top one honours Mozart, who had links with Prague - a couple of his operas had their first performance in Prague.

The Czech PS auctions usually have a few and they generally sale for betwen £3 and £10 in good condition

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