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Feldpost to a Jasta (1918) - is it genuine?

Article about: Good Evening / Afternoon / Morning Ladies and Gentlemen I purchased this Feldpost letter a little while ago and it arrived during the course of the week. To be honest, I bought it on the spu

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    Default Feldpost to a Jasta (1918) - is it genuine?

    Good Evening / Afternoon / Morning Ladies and Gentlemen

    I purchased this Feldpost letter a little while ago and it arrived during the course of the week.

    To be honest, I bought it on the spur of the moment and then only because it was aviation related. I know I should have received advice before the purchase, but...

    The envelope is incredibly thin and genuinely looks and feels old. The graph paper is very fragile. However, I acknowledge that they could be distressed. It appears to have been stuck in an album.

    The graph paper itself is relatively white - it appears quite yellow in the scans because I wanted the contrast.

    Can anyone tell me if it's good or bad?

    If it's bad, I'm a big boy and can handle it (I think ).

    Many thanks and fingers and all other appendages crossed.

    Tim
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    I think it is fine. I have handled quite a few First World War period letters and, depending on how they have been kept over the years, some of the paper can be very crisp and clean. Sorry I cannot help to translate it. If you can find out what it says then that may narrow it down as I would imagine that if someone was going to fake a letter to such a degree then they would try to make it relate to a well known figure/ event. If the topic of the letter if fairly mundane then I would think it is good.

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    Many thanks for the reply.

    I should have provided a tad more detail - sorry.

    It was addressed to an Ernst Busch in Jasta 62.

    I can tell you at the bottom left of the envelope it states: Did not return from a balloon attack.

    I can also tell you that an Ernst Busch was born Nov 21, 1890 and was KIA at Montdidier Jun 28, 1918.

    I am attempting to get the letter translated.

    Cheers
    Tim

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    Nothing I see makes me doubt it's legitimacy. Looks like a fine and interesting WWI letter.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Well, I'm feeling a tad better than I was a little while ago.

    Thanks people.

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