Mercury's head

Austro-Hungarian occupation
Fischer 49-52 | Österreichisch-ungarische Feldpost Michel 49-52 | Year of issue 1916

Newspaper stamps.

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Mercury's head

Glossary

Mercury is a Roman god, known as the god of trade, profit and commerce. He is very similar to the Greek god Hermes and he is known for his winged cap and winged feet. Mercury was the messenger of Zeus. The wings crowning his cap are intended to symbolise liberty of thought.
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Translations

K.u.K. (Kaiserliche und Königliche) Feldpost = Emperial and Royal field post.

Glossary

Kaiserliche und Königliche (Emperial and Royal): The Austro-Hungarian empire was ruled by a person (Franz Joseph) who was emperor for Austria and king for Hungary.

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