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pre-WW2 Polish Scout Cross
Poland Circa 1922-1939, 27mm x 27mm,
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Polish Scout’s Cross in the rank of “Ćwik”. Cross made in pre-war Poland circa 1922-1939 most likely by the workshop of Józef Michrowski in Warsaw. Variation number 10 according to the book by Tomasz Sikorski “Krzyż Harcerski 1913-2013”. The degree of rarity is assessed as very rare.
Badge in the shape of a Virtuti Militari cross, surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves and laurel, signifying strength, skill, agility and knowledge. In the central medallion Fleur-de-lys, the international scout symbol. The slogan “Watch” on the shoulders. Cross designed by priest Kazimierz Lutosławski with the team after the changes.
The Fleur-de-lys is applied separately, made of a gold metal, signifying the rank of “Ćwik”.
The cross is made of brass. Die stamped reverse. Upper arm marked XLVII which is the series number in roman numerals (47th series). The lower arm is marked 156, the number of the cross in the series.
Originally the cross had a threaded spinner which was removed some time ago. Replaced by two metal loops. Condition as on photographs.