HISTORY:  The 1944 Warsaw Uprising was a spontaneous and full battle of the whole population of the capital against the despised occupying enemy, the Nazis.

Poland

POLAND, 1944

Warsaw Uprising of 1944 (World War II) Scout Field Post, August 17, 1944 cover from City Center-South delivered to City Center-North; the four handstamps include the large Gryzewski Type 3 with Scout emblem.

COUNTRIES NO LONGER:

RYUKYU, 1965

RYUKYU, 1965

Only 75 mihon with sheet imprint exist.  The Ryukyu Islands reverted to Japan on June 18, 1972.

CEYLON, 1962

CEYLON, 1962

Now called Sri Lanka.

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1900

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1900
Cracked plate position 8

This forerunner is from the British colony which was a founding part of the Union of South Africa on May 31,1910.  The Union became a republic in 1961. (ex-Stephen Rich)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1918

CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1918
Provisional (revolutionary) red trial overprint on 20 heller

Czechoslovakia divided in 1992 into two countries.

GEOGRAPHY:

SYRIA, 1988

SYRIA, 1988
African and Near East Moslem countries shown by map.

CANADA, 1955

CANADA, 1955
Shows world map.


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