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Lot# 4912 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 4912 Poland

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    Scout's Post during the Warsaw Uprising 1944 (September): Folded lettersheet addressed to Hanka Kokoszka in 4th Company, bearing red 'AK' Fieldpoststamp (AK = Armia Krajowa) without denomination issued September 3, 1944  and tied by scarce violet circle handstamp HARCERSKA - POCZTA - CZERNIAKOW with Scouting Movement’s Lily (Gryzewski type 5) and boxed Censor mark CENZURAOWANE No.14 in black and eagle handstamp PIECZEC LISTOWA alongside. Broken folds carefully re-inforced with hinges, a fine and possibly unique usage on a fieldpost stamp. Cert. Petriuk (2017).rnrnIn September 1944, the Scout Field Post and all its workers were incorporated into the Home Army, which is when the "Scout Post" changed its name to "Field Post". On 5th September, postage stamps were introduced - a different colour for each of Warsaw's five districts. The postal service ceased operating on 3rd October - the day that Warsaw surrendered.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF