Saturday 27 February 2010

An envelope

Another contribution from Martin in the USA:

"This is the back of an envelope I purchased several years ago. It was mailed from Tallinn, Estonia (a country in north-eastern Europe) on October 31, 1935. It was sent to the RCA Victor Company, Inc in Camden, New Jersey, USA.

Has anyone ever heard of Mr. Freybach? Maybe a racer or "local hero"? According to Google Translate, "masinate kauplus" means "machinery shop". Maybe he was a dealer or motorcycle tuner of note? Whoever he was, he went to the expense of having his envelopes personalized."

The motorcycle appears to be a modified 1931 ES2; the magneto is behind the engine but it still has the Royal Enfield rear hub and the exhaust pipe on the left hand site.