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Posted 08/14/2019   05:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jimjamtwo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Calling all Poles!

This postmark seems to read Korolˇwka k. Borszczˇwa.

This is the name of two different towns, the second of which is today in Ukraine.

Is this a TPO postmark? Both towns appear to be very small - especially the first - so I find it hard to imagine that there was once a railway line connecting them.

Also, what is "k." short for?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 08/14/2019   06:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both "towns" are in Ukraine now,according to Wiki :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korol...shchiv_Raion

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Posted 08/14/2019   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add michaelschreiber to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In German postmarks, "k" means Kreis = circle = "in the vicinity of."

It likely is a leftover convention from the Austrian empire period.
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Posted 08/14/2019   07:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
In German postmarks, "k" means Kreis = circle = "in the vicinity of."


Excellent, thank you very much.
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Posted 08/14/2019   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But in Polish postmarks "k" is most likely for "Krag" (circle,too)
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Posted 08/14/2019   08:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp was canceled during the Pilsudski years when Poland (1923) had a sort of Federation after obtaining some short lived treaties.Below a map of the South-east sector of the federation.Korolowka was dependant on the regioal (Powiat) town of Borszczowa.The Poles call this the borderline region or (Kresy). The small k. in the cancel signifies this.

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Posted 08/14/2019   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information, everyone! I think there might be a number of towns called Korolˇwka and that one of them is in Poland. My googling didn't turn up this one in Ukraine. This Korolˇwka is small (92 people in 2001) but may have had a larger population back in 1923.
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Edited by jimjamtwo - 08/14/2019 09:26 am
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Posted 08/14/2019   4:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Galeoptix to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Korolˇwka k. Borszczowa means Korolˇwka near Borszczˇw. ko#322;o = around, near

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