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Front: “Weinbrand Kahlbaum Edel” in red at top right; three adhered stamps, two hand stamps, all red. Back: two adhered stamps with typewritten and handwritten text starting with date 27.12.29.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Francotyp machines have been used since 1923 as a franking system for mailing purposes. This card is a record of servicing these Francotyp machines, and shows the mail history of the company in question, and in this case, the changes occurring to the corporate name and address both before and subsequent to arianization during the Third Reich. Kantorowicz-Kahlbaum had been a world-renowned liquor and wine manufacturer located in Poznan, Poland since 1823. As a Jewish-owned firm, it was ultimately arianized and management was given over to representatives of the Reich in 1939, after the German army marched into Poland. On the reverse side of the card is the new name of the company: the name Kantorowicz was eliminated from the label.
5 7/8 x 6 3/8"
Francotyp, Kantorowicz-Kahlbaum, Arianization, Poznan
Pre-1933: Jewish Life in Europe before Holocaust
"Francotyp Card Tracing History and Arianization of Kantorowicz-Kahlbaum Liquor and Wine Firm During Third Reich" (1929). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.26.