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>> THE POLISH POST IN THE FREE CITY OF GDAŃSK 1920 - 1939


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In August 1921, two circular datestamps with segments above and below the bridge and the text GDAŃSK NOWYPORT were introduced. One datestamp had the code letter a in the lower segment, the second datestamp was without a code letter. At the same time the table for calculating the postage due, previously incorporated into the handstamp. was instead printed on the parcel cards in blue or red ink.

Above: Card for a 4½ kg parcel sent in July 1921 to Wolanka with the Gdańsk Nowy Port label with code letter a but without the GDAŃSK NOWYPORT cds that had not been introduced yet. Manuscript date 1.7.21. 15 marks for postage in Poland, 10 marks for the transport from the ship and 25 marks for packaging. Single line WOLNO OD CŁA and PRZEMYŚL 1 5a cds 13.7.21 of the Customs Post Office, TUSTANOWICE cds 15.7.21, the day the card was sent to the recipient, and local postage due stamps of Tustanowice with a total value of 50 marks postmarked TUSTANOWICE 15.1.22, the day the parcel was collected, on the reverse.
Middłe: Card for a 4 kg parcel to Chorzelów with the Gdańsk Nowy Port label with code letter c and a GDAŃSK NOWYPORT a cds 19.10.21. 100 marks for postage in Poland, 50 marks for the transport from the ship, 25 marks for new packaging and 10 marks for Customs handling due. Single-line WOLNO OD CŁA and a PRZEMYSL 1 5a cds 2.11.21 of the Customs Post Office and a CHORZELÓW a arrival cds 9.11.21 on the reverse.
Below: Card for a 4 kg parcel to Jędrzejów with the Gdańsk Nowy Port label with code letter c and a GDAŃSK NOWYPORT cds 5.11.21. 100 marks for postage in Poland, 50 marks for the transport from the ship and 10 marks for Customs handling due. Single-line WOLNO OD CŁA and a TARNOW 2 2a cds 25.11.21 of the Customs Post Office and JEDRZEJÓW 1a arrival cds on the reverse.

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The Polish Post in the Free City of Gdańsk 1920 - 1939, Page 11.


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