24 September 2020

Nowadays fake products are regularly in the news and often linked to China. Fake products are not new however. Already in 1891(!) this was an issue. There was even a real magazine related to fake foodstuffs.

This postcard from Amsterdam (1891) was sent to Saint Petersburg. The senders stamp says: Revue Internationale/scientifique et populaire/des Falsifications des Denrées/Alimentaires/Amsterdam (1887 – 1907).

René Hillesum

René Hillesum

Collector of postal history of Finland and postmarks of Imperial Saint Petersburg.

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