Tuesday, October 9, 2012

1940 and 1939 covers now being listed

Up today are the beginnings of the 1939 Lithuanian and 1940 covers.....

Monday, October 8, 2012

1938 page has begun

First up on the 1938 page are two Official Mails from the Wilno Provincial Office to two different towns in the Głẹbokie district, you can view them on the 1938 page .

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Today I was provided with a new document that provides a complete list of the Polish TPO routes. Such information is invaluable and has helped clear up some 'unknowns' on covers from 1935.  You can find this document referenced on the Bibliography page, it's titled SPIS.  My thanks go to Jerzy Białaz, Poland for providing me with a pdf of this document.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Redefining the boundaries

Isn't it strange how perceptions change?  I've been picking up Wilno/Vilnius covers for 12 years and thought that was my domain.  Then, after all this time I actually start to look at what I have and realize my criteria has been slack with the purchase of 'interesting' covers that would be 'nice' to have but don't fit either the time frame or local.  Namely, I 've decided I should come clean and state for the record my collection does allow for the Wilno-Troki District; postal cover's to/from place names in that district and also any covers from within the greater Wilno area i.e the Polish Corridor (WILEŃSZCZYZNA) only if the cover has a receiving cancel from any of the Wilno-Troki District towns.

That has meant knowing what towns are valid!  When I started, I had no idea. It was only with the purchase of  Bronisław Brzozowski's "The Vilnius Directorate of Post and Telegraph between 1919 and 1939 / Outline of history and postal network" did that info become more easily digested and understood.

So, I've created a page listing the Polish place names within the Wilno-Troki District ( WILEŃSZCZYZNA. Powiat Wileńsko-Trocki) that are valid.

You can find that page here