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Árdegis - Síðdegis
Árdegis og Síðdegis are the earliest instructional marks used in Iceland, and solely used in Reykjavík. An account, dated 11 April 1901 for the making, amounts 4.40 krónur. Nothing has been found so far that implies how to use these marks, but it's obvious that Árdegis means that the item was posted too late for Morning Delivery and Síðdegis means "too late for Afternoon Delivery".
In spite of the huge amount of cards posted after 1900 announcing meetings of all kind, it's strange how few cards are known with these marks. Please add to the list below if/when possible.
Árdegis Baron H. von Jaden bréf/letter 25.7.1902
Árdegis Herra kand.phil.
Einar Gunnarsson
(bréf) 1.10.1902
Árdegis Eiríkur Briem 24.11.1902
Árdegis Jón Jensson yfirdómari 24.11.1902
Árdegis Jón Magnússon landritari 24.11.1902
Árdegis Axel Jósefsson Laugaveg 24 21.12.1902
Árdegis Guðmundur Pétursson stud med. 4.2.1903
Árdegis Guðmundur Pétursson stud med. 11.2.1903
Árdegis Eiríkur Briem 23.2.1903
Árdegis Eiríkur Sverrisson hr. cand.phil. 10.11.1903
Árdegis Guðmundur Pétursson stud med. 10.11.1903
Árdegis Eiríkur Sverrisson Cand. phil. 11.12.1903
Árdegis Lárus Thorarensen 11.12.1903
Árdegis Henrik Erlendsson stud.med. 15.12.1903
Árdegis Lárus Thorarensen 15.12.1903
Árdegis Vilh. Bernhöft tand. 15.12.1903
Árdegis Lárus Thorarensen stud theol. 17.12.1903
Árdegis Vilh. Bernhöft læknir 17.12.1903
Árdegis Vantar uppl. 5.2.1904
Árdegis Jón Kristjánsson stud med. Skólavörðustíg 11 A 7.3.1905
Árdegis Jón Þorkelsson Hr. Dr. phil.
3.7.1905
Árdegis Pétur Zóphóníasson 19.12.190?
In all: 22 Árdegis-cancellations registered

Síðdegis Hr. Massör Guðm. Péturssonar
Vesturgötu 23. Rvík 19.2.190?
Síðdegis Til Landfógetans (þjónustubréf) Rvík 19.11.1901
Síðdegis Hinrik Erlendsson (póstkort) Þingholtsstræti 5 24.12.1901
Síðdegis Til herra landfógeta
A. Thorsteinsson
(bréf) Austurstræti 20 22.1.1902
Síðdegis Pálmi Pálsson adjunct (bréf / The Chess Cover) 21.6.1902
Síðdegis Eiríkur Briem 30.10.1902
Síðdegis Bogi Brynjólfsson 20.12.1902
Síðdegis Sigurbjörn Á. Gíslason Þingholtsstræti 3 20.1.1903
Síðdegis Jón Magnússon landritari Þingholtsstræti 23.2.1903
Síðdegis Jón Pálsson verzlunarmaður Laugaveg 41 13.3.1903
Síðdegis M. Lund Apoteker 13.3.1903
Síðdegis Jens B. Waage Cand. 30.3.1903
Síðdegis Jens B. Waage Cand.
30.6.1903
Síðdegis E. Sverrisson skrifari 7.12.1903
Síðdegis Lárus Thorarensen stud theol 7.12.1903
Síðdegis Guðmundur Pétursson 23.2.1904
Síðdegis Jón Jensson assessor Þingholtsstræti 26.5.1904
Síðdegis Jón Þorkelsson (bréf) landskjalavörður 22.2.1905
Síðdegis ?? Skrifað á Eyrarbakka ??.??.????
In all: 19 Síðdegis-cancellations registered



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