Polish Legion Cinderellas
Perforated Issue of 1916.
Jozef Pilsudski raised the Polish Legion to fight against Russia in the hope of eventually regaining Poland's independence. According to Chapier, these stamps inscribed "LEGIONISTOM POLSKIM" had no postal validity. They were charity stamps intended to promote enlistment in the Polish Legion of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Galacia. The four values pictured exist perforated and imperforate. A similar stamp, in a smaller format, was issued in 1917.
Chapier, Georges. Les timbres de fantasie. Lucerne: Emile Bertrand, n.d.
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