Ship mail

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Ship mail from 1963: Postcard sent with the GDR FDGB vacation ship Fritz Heckert , which is supposed to show the Schwalbennest Castle on Yalta . However, the map was written in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy.

Ship mail is the term used for postal facilities on board ships that are regularly used to carry mail , so-called mail ships , but do not have postal workers on board. The letter-handling, for example, ship's officers , usually the paymaster performed. He has to sell postage stamps en route and hand over the letters posted by the travelers and the crew through the ship's mailbox on the high seas (the mailboxes are closed in foreign ports) in the ports to be called.

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