2,50 Złoty 1970 - Grunwald Cross and ORP "Garland"


2,50 Złoty 1970 - Grunwald Cross and ORP "Garland"
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General Description : HMS Garland, also known by her Polish designation ORP Garland, was a G-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1930s. Garland was loaned to the Polish Navy in May 1940. The ship was assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet afterwards and escorted convoys there before being assigned to the Western Approaches Command in September for escort duties. She escorted a convoy from Gibraltar to Malta during Operation Halberd in September 1941 and escorted Convoy PQ-16 from Iceland to Murmansk in May 1942. She was badly damaged by a near miss from a German bomber during that operation and required three months of repairs.
Face value 2,50 Złoty
Catalog code (Michel) 2031
Catalog code (Scott) 1762
Catalog code Polish Stamps Catalog 1884
Series Polish Navy during World War II.
Place in series 3
Stamp colour Deep brown
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 2,608,000
Designer Krystyna Rogaczewska Grav: Bogusław Brandt
Paper type Middel; smooth, white
Print technique Steel engraving
Perforation 11¼ x 11 (harrow)
Height 21.50 mm
Width 75.60 mm
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