Original GERMAN WWI Patriotic Postcard
with Imperial German Battle Flag
This is an extremely rare, and organizationally stamped, original German World War I Patriotic Postcard displaying the Imperial German Battle Flag. While actually mailed during World War I as a Feldpostkarte (Field Post Post Card), that is now approaching a century of age, it nevertheless still remains in very good to excellent quality condition with no tears, rips, stains, folded corners or other major blemishes.
Physically, this particular postcard is five and one half inches (5 1/2") inches in length (14 cm) by three and one half inches (3 1/2") in width (9 cm), and was printed on heavy, off white stock with the side bearing the Kriegsflagge (War Flag) being produced in full color with a gray background behind the flag itself.
As an aside, the II Reserve Hospital in Bremen was originally organized in September 1914 and equally serviced wounded German Army and Naval personnel for the entire duration of the war until March 1919 when it was officially closed under the Weimar Government.
Bearing a full color representation of the National Battle Flag, with a message in clear, readable, medium gray colored pencil that was written by a wounded soldier to a civilian and postmarked by the military hospital, it is hard to imagine finding a more pristine example of a German World War I era home front patriotic post card.
Consequently, whether used as the centerpiece in a display of other German Imperial era military items, or maintained as a rare postcard in an appropriate album, this card merits a place of distinction in any collection of World War I era German Military artifacts. Incidentally, this item is one (1) of over two hundred (200) equally original and unique German World War I era postcards that are in our current inventory. Included in this group are a number of post cards of the Kaiser and his family, the German General staff and individual soldiers in a variety of uniforms and field gear. As such, the complete collection serves as an historic reference in its own right.