Mail from Poland to the International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland
(during the early post-WWII period)

American Philatelic Society

Life Member L10740-051714

Jay T. Carrigan


(USA)

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01 - 2.11.44 - Biłgoraj (emergency postmark)
Earliest known cover to IRC

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł

19.3.45 Gibraltar transit
10.4.45 Genčve arrival (005121)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

02 - 9.11.44 - Warszawa 23 (stamps cancelled by hand and date stamp)

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł

24.2.45 Ankara transit
10.4.45 Genčve arrival (005872)

Polish military censor
Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

03 - 15.11.44 - Warszawa 23
(stamps cancelled by hand and date stamp)

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł 

20.8.45 Genčve arrival

Polish military censor
British censor tape

04 - 21.11.44 (hand) - Warszawa 26 (emergency postmark)

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł (on back)

17.2.45 Ankara transit
19.3.45 Gibralter transit
no Genčve arrival (005585)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

05 - 23.11.44 (hand) - Warszawa 26 (emergency postmark)

Registered (same handstamp as postmark)
Franking 2 zł 

11.9.45 Genčve arrival

06 - 24.11.44 - Warszawa 04

Registered (Warszawa 16 !)
Franking 2 zł

10.2.45 Ankara transit
19.3.45 Gibraltar transit
10.4.45 Genčve arrival (005438)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

07 - 24.11.44 - Warszawa 04

Registered (Warszawa 16 !)
Franking 2 zł

17.2.45 Ankara transit
20.3.45 Gibraltar transit
10.4.45 Genčve arrival (005585)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

08 - 24.11.44 - Warszawa 23

Registered
Franking 2 zł

Ankara transit (date concealed by censor tape)
10.4.45 Genčve arrival (005730)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

09 - 25.11.44 - Warszawa 04

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł (front & back)

Ankara transit illegible
19.3.45 Gibralter transit
10.4.45 Genčve arrival (005585)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

10 - 25.11.44 - Warszawa 23 (emergency postmark)

Registered
Franking 2 zł

17.7.45 Genčve arrival

British censor tape

11 - 25.11.44 - Warszawa Wedel (candy factory)

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł (on back)

10.2.45 Ankara transit
19.3.45 Gibralter transit
10.4.45 Genčve arrival (005438)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

12 - undated - Warszawa 26 (emergency postmark)

Registered 
Franking 2 zł 

26.3.45 Ankara transit
15.5.45 Genčve arrival (006435)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

13 - 28.11.44 - Warszawa 38, formerly Warszawa Wedel
(U.P.T. Warszawa emergency postmark)

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł (on back)

no transit postmarks
17.7.45 Genčve arrival

British censor tape

14 - 28.11.44 - Warszawa 38, formerly Warszawa Wedel
("U.P.T. Warszawa" emergency postmark)

Registered (hand drawn)
Franking 2 zł (on back)

no transit postmarks
17.7.45 Genčve arrival

British censor tape

15 - 28.11.44 - Warszawa 04

Registered
Franking 2 zł

13.6.45 Genčve arrival

British censor tape

16 - 28.11.44 (pencil) - Warszawa 26 (emergency postmark)

Registered (same handstamp as postmark)
Franking 2 zł

4?.9.45 Ankara transit
1.12.45 Genčve arrival

17 - 2.12.44 - Warszawa 04

Registered (Warszawa 16 !)
Franking 2 zł 

13.6.45 Genčve arrival

British censor tape

18 - 2.12.44 - Warszawa 04(?)

Registered (Warszawa 16 !)
Franking 2 zł

13.6.45 Genčve arrival

British censor tape

19 - undated - Warszawa 26 (emergency postmark)

Registered (same handstamp as postmark)
Franking 2 zł 

13.6.45 Genčve arrival

British censor tape

20 - undated - Jasło (emergency postmark)

Franking 2 zł

Polish military censor
Censor tape (British?) trimmed at left

21 - 2.12.44 - Warszawa 04

Registered (Warszawa 16 !)
Franking 2 zł

12.3.45 Ankara transit
22.5.45 Genčve arrival (006116)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

22 - undated - Warszawa 38 ("U.P.T. Warszawa" emergency postmark)

Registered, unsealed
Franking 2 zl

12.3.45 Ankara transit
22.5.45 Genčve arrival (006116)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

23 - 3.12.44 - Warszawa

Registered
Franking 2 zł

Ankara transit (illegible)
10.4.45
Genčve arrival (005730)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

24 - 4.12.44 - Warszawa 23

Registered
Franking 2 zł

17.7.45 Genčve arrival 

Polish military censor

25 - 9.12.44 (pencil) - Warszawa 26 (emergency postmark)

Registered
Franking 2 zł

3.4.45 Ankara transit
no Genčve arrival (006755)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

26 - 21.12?.44 - Warszawa 9 (cancelled by date stamp)

Registered
Franking 2 zł

24.3.45 Ankara transit
15.5.45 Genčve arrival (006343)

Egyptian censor tape and censor marks

27 - undated - Kraśnik (emergency postmark)

Franking 1 zł

25.3.45 Ankara transit
no Genčve arrival (not registered)

British censor tape

28 - undated - Warszawa 38 (emergency postmark)

Franking 1 zl

25.3.45 Ankara transit
British "Postage Paid" machine cancel
(in use less than one week)
no Genčve arrival (not registered)

Polish military censor
British censor tape

29 - 10.1.45 (pencil) - Warszawa 26 (emergency postmark)

Registered
Franking 1 zł

12.6.45 Ankara transit
4.8.45 Genčve transit

British censor tape

30 - undated - Warszawa 38
("U.P.T. Warszawa" emergency postmark)

Registered
Franking 2 zl

6.4.45 Ankara transit
12.6.45 Genčve arrival

Polish military censor
British censor tape

31 - undated - Warszawa 38
("U.P.T. Warszawa" emergency postmark)

Registered, unsealed
Franking 2 zl

18.8.45 Genčve arrival

32 - 14.3.45 - Lublin

Franking 2 zł

No transit or arrival cancels

Polish military censor
French Levant censor tape and censor marks
Egyptian censor marks
Origin of orange tape unknown

33 - 4.6.45 - Warszawa 16

Registered
Franking 4 zł

4.6 and 6.6 Warszawa 2 transit
26.10.45 Genčve arrival

Polish military censor
French Levant censor tape and censor mark

34 - 6.7.45 - Chorzów

Registered
Franking 4 zł

8.7.45 & 11.7.45 Warszawa 2 transit marks
29.10.45 Genčve arrival

Polish military censor

35 - 14.3.45 - Łomża

Registered
Franking 4 zł

23.7.45 Warszawa 2 transit
5.9.45 Beyrouth transit
25.10.45 Genčve arrival (009978)

Polish military censor
French Levant censor tape and censor marks
Origin of orange tape unknown

36 - 21.9.45 - Warszawa 1

Registered, Air Mail (post card)
Franking 8.50 zł

22.9.45 - Warszawa 2 transit
8.11.45 - docketed arrival

Polish military censor

37 - 10.11.45 - Łańcut

Franking 3 zł

Polish military censor

38 - 15.6.46 - Lublin 1

Registered
Franking 16 zł

27.6.46 Genčve arrival

Polish censor

39 - 17.7.46 - illegible postmark

Air Mail, Currency Censor
Franking 16 zł

18.7.46 Kraków 2 transit
7.8.46 Genčve arrival

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