Web site visitor Hans-Joachim Bergmann of Germany submitted the following notes on collecting coin postcards.
With a lot of interest I have read The E-Sylum about numismatic postcards, Volume 17, Number 3, January 19, 2014.
I myself am a collector of these cards and come over to this cards by collecting Danish coins. Have seen this cards many years ago at a coin fair and wanted to have one card in addition to my collection. In meantime I have 30 different Danish cards of HSM, MH and Walter Erhard and know of two more.
Walter Erhard was the last publisher of coincards and his cards are without a flag. One of my cards of MH is also without a flag. All cards of HSM and MH are in German, French or English, the cards of Walter Erhard always in more languages. During the time of MH and Walter Erhard there were also printed many countries special for the Czech Republic.
Two of my cards have different prints from “PAPETERIE FORTUNA” in Vienna with information that they are the distributer of the cards – All over the world without Germany.
The cards are used for money exchange. I have a card where an English banker has made notes for exchange. The latest cards of Walter Erhard are sure not useable, because the first World War and inflation let go cash value down. But there are also other reasons. The Nordic and Latin coin unions had been ended.
I have opened my collection for countries all over the world. First I wanted to know how many countries are issued and I found out in meantime 61 different countries.
The time of issue must be before 1914. I have a Danish card, English printed, that is written at 7.2.1904 in Argentina. It could not be that these cards were in Argentina in 1904 in such a short time. The problem is that that fewer cards are used for posting and often you cannot see the print exactly.
I am always interested in information about coin cards.
Please forgive my bad English, but I must use it very seldom.
With best regards
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