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PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD – LOTHAR VON RICHTHOFEN – HARRY ROTHENBERG – AVIATION – NR 3000

SKU: 42-220

$95.00

PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD – LOTHAR VON RICHTHOFEN – HARRY ROTHENBERG – AVIATION – NR 3000.

Harry Rothenberg was a little-known firm that produced aviation postcards. The firm was located in Breslau, Eastern Prussia, near to the von Richthofen family estate. This card, Nr 3000 in the series, depicts Lothar von Richthofen. He is wearing his PLM. The card is in excellent condition and has never been mailed.

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PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD – LOTHAR VON RICHTHOFEN – HARRY ROTHENBERG – AVIATION – NR 3000.

Harry Rothenberg was a little-known firm that produced aviation postcards. The firm was located in Breslau, Eastern Prussia, near to the von Richthofen family estate. This card, Nr 3000 in the series, depicts Lothar von Richthofen. He is wearing his PLM. The card is in excellent condition and has never been mailed.

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