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  1. Kingscoy

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    Hello,
    A while back ago I posted a thread regarding PDU Spitfire N3069 which was shot down on March 22, 1940 at the Dutch-German border near Arnhem. I got my hands on a original press photo which was published in several Dutch newspapers. I have attached a photo of the back. The stamp is wondering me. I did some searching on the web but couldn't find anything related to this photo library in Berlin. Perhaps that someone knows this library/ archive. Any info would be welcome and very much appreciated.

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    Probably not an actual libray but a company that mass produces photos for sale in souviener shops...kind like post cards. I have something similar about a Bf 109 only to find that it was a mass copy.
     
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    The strange thing is that Tiergartenstrasse 10 is now the location of the Japanese ambassy. And after more than 20 years of research I never found another (real) photo which was as sharp as this one so I don't think that it was mass produced as a souvenier. Perhaps copies were distribuated as part of the international news communication?
     
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    Very possible. It does say Japan Photo Library on that backing. Might have been for distribution to Japanese media from the Reich.
     
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    #5 muggs, May 23, 2011
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    My 2 cents are that the stamp is actually from the 40's, judging by the term used "Fernsprecher" and by the format of the number. For reference :

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    #6 Kingscoy, May 23, 2011
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    I think you are absolutely right. Fernsprecher means; telephone....and indeed the format of the telephone number is the same. You're enclosed pic is really helpful and does convince me that this photo was distributed as a press communiqué. And that fact gives me some research ideas...and the hope that there must be more of these photo's. Stuff to work with....Thank you very much for your reply!!

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    Glad i was able to help a bit, if you ever find out more do share !
     
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