Handheld dictionary of postal services

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The concise dictionary of postal services is a technical lexicon with terms from the field of postal services .

In addition to brief explanations, there are also multi-page essays on a special postal topic. Furthermore, the standard work also contains postal history and country-specific treatises. Since the books were published on behalf of the Deutsche Reichspost or later by the Deutsche Bundespost , the focus of the topics is on the German characteristics.

The telecommunications system was dispensed with in the first edition and its own manual dictionary of electrical telecommunications was published.

Book editions

First edition

The first edition with 167 illustrations appeared in Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder) in October 1926. It was printed by Julius Springer's publishing house in Berlin. The editors were:

Second edition

The second completely revised edition with 827 pages and 170 illustrations was published in March 1953 in Frankfurt am Main by the Federal Ministry for Post and Telecommunications and printed in the Federal Printing Office. The work reflects the status of January 1, 1953.

Edited by:

First addendum to the second edition

In September 1956 the “1. Addendum to the 2nd edition ”as of the beginning of the year as well as new regulations as of April 1, 1956. This contains 196 pages of updated information and 20 images. The supplement is divided into two chapters and an appendix:

  • Section I: Changes and additions to the articles contained in the main volume; Pp. 9-133
  • Division II: New Articles; Pp. 137-174
  • Appendix: Timetable for the history of the postal system (compiled by Amtsrat Erwin Müller-Fischer ); Pp. 175-196

third edition

The third completely revised edition was to appear in several volumes from July 1971. But only the “1. Volume A – F “with 733 pages and xx illustrations. The printing took place at the Bundesdruckerei in Berlin. The third edition was edited by Bernhard Friedmann and Werner Knabe.

The work was published by:

with the assistance of:

The other employees include Helmut Pfister , who later became President of the PTZ.

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