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Lot# 4911 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 4911 Poland

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    Scout's Post during the Warsaw Uprising 1944 (Aug. 29): Generalgouvernement 12 Pfg. stationery card bearing circular handstamp HARCERSKA - POCZTA with Scouting Movement’s Lily in violet (Gryzewski type 3) together with in total five date stamps of '14 SIERP. 1944' in black and '29 SIERP. 1944' in red, addressed within Warsaw to Oboza St. 11, Apt. 23. A fine and scarce usage. Cert. Petriuk (2017).rnCorrespondence was limited to 25 words. Post cards and open letters were accepted and stamped by the Polish Post Office and delivered after being censored. The post was delivered free of charge. However, donations such as books, bandages and food for the injured in hospitals were readily accepted. The number of letters varied between 3,000 to 6,000 daily and reached 10,000 letters on 13th August. Letters to addressees in the same district were delivered on the same day, in districts cut off by the Germans - within 48 hours.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF