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Letter to Oskar Speck from Pionier Faltbootwerft

Date: 15 August 1937
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0538[017]

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    Description
    Letter to Oskar Speck from Pionier Faltbootwerft in German on Pionier Faltbootwerft / H. Hoflmayr & Co.'s letterhead paper. Dated 15 august 1937, the letter responds to a complaint Oskar made about a previous letter and offers further support to Oskar, though limited due to the economy.
    Translation
    • Pionier Faltbootwerft [Pionier Shipyard for Collapsible Boats] Via Airmail Mr. Oskar Speck C/o Mr. F.W. Rickmann Dili Portuguese Timor 15.9.1937 Dear Mr. Speck, We have received your letter dated 14/.7. and would like to say in advance how saddened we are that should our letter of 23/.4. may have caused a certain ill feelings on your behalf. It was not at all our intention to express any dissatisfaction with you. Only, we would have liked to have had some current photos of you that we could be useful as graphic materialplatexx/klischee in our publicity leaflet. But, after all, that definitely isn’t the most ainimportant pointaspect; we readily admit that your journey in our boat, even without the photos, is promotion enough to justify our delivery of materials to you. However, you mustwill have to admit, that the potential for selling collapsible boats in the countries you are visiting will remain limitedlow, even in the future. The most import aspectOur main advantage of your journey for us concernssists in our advertising within the domestic market, as your journey setshighlights both our materials and our design into the proper light. It is quite unnecessary to reproach yourself for having accepted our boats and we will be happy to continue to support you with further deliveries should they be necessary to complete your journey. But we would also like to point out that for probably all shipyards manufacturing collapsible boats in Germany, life is no longer a bed of roses for virtually all shipyards manufacturing collapsible boats in Germany due to the strongdrastic decline in German turnover. Therefore, oOur support, , therefore, which may appear limitedminor to you, does came at a noticeable cost to ushave a noticeable effect on our budget.. We hope these few lines have been able to drive away dispel any ill feelings and we continue to wish you much much luck. We are looking foreward to receiving a longish report soon. German salutations Signature

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