PLAST POSTAL ISSUES AND BADGES
This publication was initially conceived as a catalogue of Plast postal issues, and more specifically, stamps (labels), covers and special cancellations. Plast is the name of a Ukrainian scouting organization that currently has established national organizations in nine countries. Over the 100 years since the Plast movement started, the organization has produced a large number of postal issues.
After a brief history of the establishment of the Plast organization in Western Ukraine in 1911-30, the book begins with the first stamp issued in 1926 and concludes with the postal issues of 2011. Certain genres of badges and insignia, and selected postcards have been included to present a more coherent picture of the Plast organization.
To assist collectors in understanding some of the underlying cultural and historical contexts in which Plast operates, short articles that deals with the Ukrainian language, religion and history (including some of the history of the Plast organization itself) have been added. Although this book will be of interest primarily to collectors, it includes a considerable amount of additional information about the Plast organization itself and will also be of interest to current and former scouts.