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Latvian Cinderellas?

 
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Posted 07/13/2020   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While going through a small group of Latvian stamps today I ran across the following two items. I take it they aren't stamps, but don't know what they might be or what they represent. Any help in identifying them or pointers to more info will be appreciated.



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"Exile stamps" issued by General Goppers Foundation.

"General Karlis Goppers (1876-1941) was a Latvian military officer . He was the commander of the 7th Bauska riflemen regiment during World War I and commander of the Vidzeme division of the Latvian army, from 1924 to April 1934, when he retired.
In 1940, after the Soviet occupation of Latvia, a special officer was appointed by the communists to abolish Scouting. Scouting continued unofficially and underground, operating without uniforms and in the forests to avoid detection. On 30 September 1940, the NKVD arrested General Goppers. He was sentenced to death and on 25 March 1941, he was shot in Ulbroka forest"
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Some info here :
https://sossi.org/exile/latvia.htm
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Edited by vayolene - 07/14/2020 01:23 am
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Posted 07/14/2020   07:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Vayolene,

Thank you very much for the info and the link. I'm not entirely sure what I'll do with these just yet, but with this info I may just create an album page for them at some point.

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https://www.skgmuzejs.org/goppera-markas The first stamps were issued in 1961. This is a selection of the ones from the 2000's
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The directive would have been a flow on from the Nazi ideal.
They had dissolved the Scouting movement, in preference to Hitler Youth.

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Posted 07/15/2020   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Estonia : 50 years of scouting.
Most likely printed in England.
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Edited by vayolene - 07/15/2020 12:28 pm
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