I found this in a wooden chest in a house my dad is considering buying (still renting current house).
The house belonged to a man who recently died and was 102 years old.
The postcard is written in French, in a beautifull handwriting. Some of the words have faded and are very hard to make out. Apart from that it is in excellent condition.
Belgium was occupied during World War I. The stamps on the postcard read: "Deutsches Reich", which means as much as German Empire. And then there is the black ink which is 'stamped' on the stamp. If you get my meaning? This black stamping is still in excellent condition and very well readable. It has the date on it (9th of October 1917), but the header on the postcard is dated 26th of January 1917. Talk about delay!
The place where it was sent is Ottignies, in the French speaking part of Belgium (I have friends living there, they'll be jealous of this find! :P )
I will only be able to post pictures of the postcard sunday evening, when I get back to my mom (sunday noon for most of you
In the meantime I will try to make out all the words, and post the text once I figured most out. I will also translate to English :P
I feel like a kid who found a treasure!!!!