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lot # 4007 - WESTERN UKRAINE 1914-18 The Ukrainian Legion

Price: $ 7,000.00
Thursday Feb 21, 2019 10:00 America/New_York
Last date for bids: 
Feb 21, 09:00 EST

Dr. Kulczycky's collection, extensively written-up exhibition style on pages, with 74 covers and field postcards, usually trilingual (German, Ukrainian and Hungarian) inscriptions, showing "Ukrainian Sich Army" handstamps, numerous items with corresponding seals and labels, usually addressed "from the field" to Vienna, with or without stamp or commemorative labels, variety of censor markings (Kolomyia, Lemberg, Przemysl, Stanislav), various unit identifications, K.u.K. Ukrainishe Kader, K.u.K. Ukrainishe Legion and other handstamps, several Prisoner of War cards from POW camps in Russia to the Ukrainian Legion headquarters in Vienna, military passes and furloughs, all with elaborate seals, different departure points within Western Ukraine, fine-v.f. Truly erudite study of postal history of the Ukrainian Legion. (The "Ukrainian Sich Riflemen" was the only Ukrainian unit in the Austrian army. Organized in Galicia in August 1914 at the initiative of the Supreme Ukrainian Council, it was supervised by the Ukrainian Combat Board. The first volunteers were members of Ukrainian paramilitary organizations, such as the Sich societies, Sokil, and Plast Ukrainian Youth Association. In September 1914 only 2,500 were accepted into the army and after brief training, they were moved to the Russian front in the Carpathian Mountains)
Estimate: $7500

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