Please help - Blue band cover

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candarin
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Please help - Blue band cover

Post by candarin » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:42 am

Hello everybody,
Could you help about the following cover ? Instead of being red the band is blue, what is the specific meaning of the color on this cover (if any) ? The cover has been posted in Peking (departure date is illegible) but on the reverse the arrival date in France is January, 23rd 1909. Thank you very much for any help.
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LigneN18
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Re: Please help - Blue band cover

Post by LigneN18 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 am

Hello,

blue band covers were (and are!) used as mourning covers/for condolences and other bad news.

The foreigners using this envelope had no clue of the traditional context and just used it as nice-colour exotic envelope.

cheers
ligneN

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