Saturday, March 23, 2013

France: St Andrew, Issenheim

This cover has a cachet which shows the facade of the Callinet organ in St Andrew's Church, Issenheim. The Decouverte Orgue site has a nice summary of the organ. The instrument was built in 1835 by Joseph Callinet. A donor made financial provision for the upkeep of the instrment and for training young organists in 1869. The most recent work on the instrument seems to have been in 1996 by the Schwenkedel firm.

The cover features a pre-printed stamp image. There is no copyright date on the envelop, so it's not possible to determine when it was issued. It has a self-adhesive closure on the back, with a removable paper strip revealing adhesive.

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