Zary (PL)

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Żary (German: Sorau, Lower Sorbian: Žarow) is a town in western Poland, situated in the Lubusz Voivodeship (since 1999, previously in Zielona Góra Voivodeship (1975–1998)). It is the administrative seat of the Gmina Żary, although not part of it. Żary is located in the east of the historic Lower Lusatia region, in the borderland with the Silesian lowlands and Greater Poland, roughly outlined by the Bóbr and Oder rivers. The city is one of the biggest economic and tourist centers in the southern Lubuskie region and the largest town in the Polish part of Lusatia, therefore also referred as its unofficial capital. The city, which history dates back more than 1000 years, features many historic sites.

Poland Era[edit]

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Prussian Era[edit]

Registered Prussian second weight class (ca. 24 gram) letter sent from Sorau via Lübeck to Copenhagen on the 19. nov. 1864.
Postage from Sorau to Lübeck was 6 Sgr. (Silvergroschen), 4 Sgr was taken by the Danish Post office in Lübeck to Copenhagen as well as the 2 Sgr. for registration. Denmark took 4 Sgr, written with wf4 in blue in the left corner (in German weiter franco).
Reverse -Cancellations of Lübeck on the Stadt Post Amt and on the Danish Post office KDOPA Lübeck on the 20th November and in Copenhagen on the 22nd November.