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Borås (Swedish pronunciation: [bʊˈroːs]) is a town (66,273 inhabitants in 2010) and the seat of Borås Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Borås is located at the point of two crossing railways, among them the railway between Gothenburg and Kalmar, and is often considered the Swedish city gaining the most from the nationwide railway system laid between 1870-1910.

The city of Borås received its privileges in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf. The reason was to give local pedlars a legal place for vending their merchandise. The city developed soon after it was founded. After a century it had increased to over 2,000 inhabitants. Borås has been ravaged by fires four times: in 1681, 1727, 1822 and 1827. The Caroli church is the oldest of Borås's buildings, and has withstood all fires.

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Borås Lower Railway Station in winter as seen on a 1903 Postcard sent from Börstig.

Post Offices associated with Borås. Brämhult

Postmark Examples

BORAS PAK in 1924
Dotted circle BORÅS in 1924
BORÅS 1 in 1938.
BORAS 1 *PAK* in 1941
Boras 1 "LBR A" in 1949
BORAS 6 *B* in 1958

19th century

in 1899

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Boras 1939.


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Boras * LBR * Roller cancel with year date turned.
Postage due cancel the letter have been delivered whitout being paid so the "avi" is still remaining