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Lot# 4906 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 4906 Poland

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    Scout's Post during the Warsaw Uprising 1944 (Aug. 10): Folded lettersheet sent within Warsaw Bednarska Street 22/25, bearing circular handstamp HARCERSKA - POCZTA with Scouting Movement’s Lily in blue (Gryzewski type 3) together with boxed censor cachet CENZURA HARCERSKA and OPLATA UISZCZONA (fee paid), both in blue, dated on arrival '10 SIERP. 1944'. Fine and very scarce item. Cert. Petriuk (2017).rnThe Polish Scout’s Postal Service played a key role in maintaining contact between the inhabitants of Warsaw during the 1944 Uprising. Communication was maintained by messengers or couriers: 10- to 15-year-old Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of the ‘Grey Ranks’. The ‘Grey Ranks' was the wartime name of the Polish Scouting Movement and by the time of the Uprising had developed an excellent organisational network.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF