Friday, September 26, 2014

Air post 1921

This is an air post set issued on November 6 1921. This set is actually the third of its kind after the first issue of July 26 1921 and then the second on October 5. According to Michel, the angel is holding a Junker F-13 which was actually used for the early Lithuanian air postal service. 100000 copies were printed each, I personally very much like the Lithuanian stamps of this period, especially how they used the colors. For some unknown reason, all 3 of the Baltic republics managed to issue many multi-colored stamps (most of them dual color) which were not so common comparing to other countries' issues in the 1920's. You can see that Poland only issued single colored stamps during the prewar period and so did the Scandinavian countries except for the early classic definitive issues.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vilnius 1939

I've been pretty busy lately and was unable to update this blog but I'm back!
Today I'm gonna post a registered mail used in 1939 during the last stage of the Polish occupation within Wilno (now Vilnius, Lithuania).  It has been sent from the post office Wilno 6 to Wilno 1. It has a nice arrival cancellation of Wilno 1 on the back. The sender's address is actually not in Wilno but in Widze (now Відзы/Vidzy, Belarus) which was also part of Wilno region at that time.