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Flag of Poland

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. Poland has a population of over 38 million people, which makes it the 34th most populous country in the world and the sixth most populous member of the European Union, being its most populous Slavic member.


Location of  Poland  (dark green)– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]

POLAND 1918 Postal History: http://www.stampdomain.com/country/poland/poland1918/

Scott: #873-4P

Issued: 9.10.1959

Stamp Day

Inside #873-4: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #909-13P

Issued: 21.3.1960

Centenary of Polish Stamps

#1 Inside #909: Poland #1O

The first Polish Postage Stamp bearing the Coat of Arms of Polish Kingdom was used for internal use in the country of Poland and also in Russia. All other letters to foreign countries were sent by paying cash for postage. This stamp was withdrawn on 13th April 1865 and replaced by Russian stamp.

Learn about Romanov: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanov

And about the Coat of arms of Russian Federation:


The first Polish postage stamp: http://www.stampspoland.nl/

#338 Inside #910: Poland #338O

Skier in folk costume. FIS is the abbreviation for Fédération International de Ski.

#369 Inside #912: Poland #369O

The Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego (PKWN) formed in Lublin under the communist chairmanship of Edward Osףbka-Morawski, published the July Manifesto on 22 July 1944. It proclaimed an end to all hostilities with the USSR, and it was recognized by the USSR as the "temporary organ of executive power in Poland". It was a rival organization to the government in exile in London and it had the advantage of being in situ and supported by Soviet troops. The July manifesto became the founding act of the new regime and the 22nd July became a state holiday. The celebration of the anniversary of the Manifesto aimed at strengthening the myth of the creation of the communist state in Poland and the Polish character of the new regime. Lublin, the place where the first communist government is said to be formed and where the manifesto was proclaimed played a special role in the celebrations. The eagle is the coat of arms, the national emblem of Poland.

#790 Inside #913: Poland #790O

A girl writing a letter by Jean-Honoré Fragonard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragonard


Poland%20912%20sheetletPoland 913 sheetlet

Scans of Poland 1960 Centenary sheetlets with thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #934P

Issued: 10.10.1960

Stamp Day - Overprint #909


Scott: #B107P

Issued: 4.9.1960


#1a Inside #B107: Poland #1O


Scott: #B107aO

Scott: #1094-5P

Issued: 9.10.1962

Stamp Day

Inside #1094-5: Stamp on Envelope

Stanowcza chwila -"The decisive moment"


Scott: #1591P

Issued: 2.7.1968

75 Years of Polish Philately

Tematica is the name of an exhibition in Poznań, between 28 July and 11 August 1968.

Inside #1591: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1970P

Issued: 5.5.1973

Introduction of Postal Code System

Inside #1970: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #1982O, #1983-4P, #1985O

Issued: 30.6.1973

Polska '73

 Inside #1982-5: Pseudo Stamp (in logo)


Scott: #2087P

Issued: 15.4.1975


Inside #2087: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2158P

Issued: 20.5.1976

Interphil '76

Inside #2158: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2165P

Issued: 29.6.1976

25th Anniversary, UN Postage Stamps

Inside #2165: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2351P

Issued: 16.8.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

#1b Inside #2351: Poland #1O


Scott: #2352P

Issued: 20.8.1979

Europhil 79'

Inside #2352 (In Margin): Pseudo Stamps in logos


Scott: #2420P

Issued: 9.10.1980

Stamp Day

Inside #2420: Stamps on Envelopes


Inside #2422aP


Scott: #2440P

Issued: 11.5.1981

WIPA '81

#40 Inside #2440: Austria #40


Scott: #B146P

Issued: 28.8.1987


#2618 Inside #B146: Poland #2618P

Scott: #2908P

Issued: 03.07.1989

PHILEXFRANCE 89 - Woman Wearing a Phrygian cup

Inside #2908: Pseudo Stamps on tab


Scott: #2934P

Issued: 14.11.1989

World Stamp Expo '89

Inside #2934: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #2967P

Issued: 25.5.1990

130th Anniversary, First Polish Stamp

#1 Inside #2967: Poland #1O

Left Side Type A, Right Side Type B

Scott: #3056P

Issued: 16.11.1991


Inside #3056 (Se-tenant): Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #3132P

Issued: 6.1.1993

Centenary Polish Philatelic Society

Inside #3132: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #3208P

Issued: 16.8.1994


Inside #3208: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #3306P

Issued: 5.7.1996


Inside #3306: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #3372P

Issued: 13.10.1997

Moscow '97

Inside #3372: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #3405P

Issued: 30.4.1998

Israel '98

#8 Inside #3405: Israel #8



Scott: #3548-51P

Issued: 9.10.2000

World Post Day - Post in the eyes of children

Inside #3548-51: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #3552P

Issued: 12.10.2000

50 Years of the Polish Philatelic Union

Inside #3552 (In Margin): Pseudo Stamps

Lou Guadagno wrote: The Poland "wings" are just stretched out pseudo stamps of the Union emblem at the top right margin of the sheet.

Too bad, this would have been a very original design for a sos if real stamps were used.


Scott: #3564P

Issued: 13.12.2000

Martial Law and the Post

#2501a#2501 Inside #3564: Poland #2501O modified

 (unauthorized Workers Party protest overprint added)

During the delocalization of the Solidarity Movement in the 1980s, Poland was put under martial law, which caused much opposition among the society. Special stamps and stamp-like labels were issued and used for mail. These labels were usually placed between official stamps. The most interesting of these illegal private postmarks was Fischer 2644 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Polish Workers Party (issued in 1982), overprinted "13.XII.1981 War of the WRON (Wojskowej Rady Ocalenia Narodowego - Military Council of National Salvation) against the nation 13/XII.1982", including martial law slogans and a Warsaw cancellation, issued from Łódź. http://www.stampspoland.nl/index.html

Martial law in Poland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_in_Poland


Scott: #???? p/stationery postcard

Issued: ??.??.2000

75th Anniversary of Post Office in Danzig (Gdansk)

Inside #????: 60g Motorcycle stamp and Polish stamp of 1924



Scott: #3610O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #3610: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #3705P, #3706O, 3707-8P

Issued: 12.12.2003

Polonica Stamps Exhibition

 Inside #3705: Sweden #2399aO

#1533 Inside #3706: France #1195P

For more stamps of Marie Curie: http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~jagersaa/Werkmap/Portrait/Mme.html

 Inside #3707: Sweden #1598O

#437 Inside #3708: Vatican City #437O


Scott: #????P

Issued: 20.9.2006

19th Convention of Polish Philatelic Association

Inside #???? (In Margin): Pseudo Stamp

The Lubin town hall presented in a surrealistic convention as if standing on a post stamp.


2008 poland pc 450 yrs wwII detail

Scott: #????O

Issued: 15.01.2008

450 Years of Polish Post, World War II

#3K17 poland exile govt Inside #????: Poland Exile Gov't (Gt. Britain) #3K17O

(partial--only top right corner, O of Cassino shows)

poland field post in ussr dojdziemy Mi  1 Inside #????: Polish Army Field Post in U.S.S.R. Mi #1O

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Inside #????: German Prison Camp for Polish Officers, Gross-Born Fischer #9-11O

 Inside #????: German Judenpost, Litzmannstadt Ghetto Post (Lodz) – unlisted


#3K20 poland exile govt Inside #????: Poland Exile Gov't (Gt. Britain) #3K19O


Lou Wrote:

The Poland Exile Government in Gt. Britain stamps are both from a June 27, 1944 issue to commemorate the Polish army participation in the battle for Monte Cassino against the Germans. The set was overprinted on the original issue of Dec 15, 1941.


The Polish Army Field Post stamp was issued in Russia on August 18, 1942 to be used by Polish soldiers freed from Russian prisoner of war camps (where they had been held from 1939) and regrouped to fight the Germans on the Eastern front. They were used for a very limited time as the next year the Poles were withdrawn to the Persian border area and later made their way to joined up with the Exile army attached to British forces in north Africa. The stamps were confiscated by the Russians as the troops withdrew and almost all of these rare and expensive stamps exist used.


The three stamps from the German prisoner of war camp for Polish officers in Gross-Born, Pomerania (then Germany, now in Poland), were designed and crudely printed by the prisoners with whatever materials they could put together and were issued on June 22, 1944.  These are also rare.


I was surprised at the inclusion of the ghetto stamp in the design, but this postal card was issued by the "new" Poland, so the treatment of Polish Jews during the War is now a recognized part of their history. I could not find any info on the particular stamp design reproduced, but it was one of 3 values issued, and a similar design was issued earlier in March, 1944.  As the mail service in the German-run General Government of Poland did not operate inside the sealed off areas, the Judenpost, under the supervision of the Gestapo, was used to deliver local mails inside the Litzmannstadt ghetto of Lodz.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

2008 poland 450th anny post impr pc

Scott: #????O

Issued: 15.01.2008

450 Years of Polish Post, Late 19th Century

#1a Inside #????: Poland #1O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #3893P

Issued: 5.5.2008

Europa – The Letter

Inside #3893: Poland #3893 on envelope

The EUROPA Stamps

The tradition of joint issues of the EUROPA stamps is over 50 years old now. In 1956 six postal operators of the original member countries of the European Union (Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy) have prepared a joint issue of the stamp with the word EUROPA  in a form of a tower built of its letters. The joint issues have been continued recurrently up to 1973 always with common design with the leading themes such as: Europe, unity and peace, only gradually supplemented with some symbols of telecommunications. Since 1974 only Europe as the leading subject remained, and the stamps are designed by each country individually. The range of possible themes has become therefore much broader, including culture, famous personages, or inventions, but also some more general problems, such as nature conservation or the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America in 1992. The EUROPA stamps should on one side contribute on popularity of the community ideas while on the other side they should help in mutual understanding of the various traditions. Moreover, they underline cooperation of the European public postal operators, particularly in the domain of philately.

CEPT - European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations, an official sponsor of the EUROPA joint issues in the years 1959-92.

PostEurop - Association of the European Postal Public Operators. Exists since 1993 and it takes care about the EUROPA joint issues.

The 2008 Competition

The theme of the last year EUROPA competition was the 100th anniversary of the International Scout Movement, and its winner was the Armenian stamp. All the stamps taking part in this year's competition can be seen at the PostEurop web page and from May 9 until August 8, 2008 the voting is open for all to select your favourites. Two persons picked out from those that have selected the winning stamp will be granted special prizes - a full set of the 2008 EUROPA stamp issues. The winning stamp will be announced on  November 13 during PostEurop's Extraordinary Plenary Assembly that will be held in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the 2009 competition will be astronomy.

The New Stamp and FDC Envelope

As every year, Poczta Polska has prepared its EUROPA stamp, whose theme for this year is "a letter". The designing artist placed an envelope with the calligraphed address on the table, between knife and fork instead of a plate, and thus it became something that appeases hunger, although not a physiological one. After all the letters, as the photographs, are the material records of fragments of life, a moment to be remembered or an instant emotion, and therefore they are a piece of art, being at the same time a historical document. This particular way of communication may be only imperfectly replaced by the e-mail or internet chat. We used to come back to some letters after many years, they are also stored and recalled. This issue, reminding us about the value of the handwritten letter, is accompanied by an occasional postmark in a form of the addressed envelope, applied at Warszawa 1 Post Office.

2008 poland j brodowski engraver impr pc

Scott: #????O

Issued: 30.09.2008

Polish Designers of Postage Stamps: Jarek Brodowski

#3720d Inside #????: Poland #3720d (modified: value and POLSKA omitted)


Scott: #3934P

Issued: 16.4.2009

World Philatelic Exhibition China 2009

Inside #3934: Pseudo Stamp



Scott: #3970P

Issued: 15.1.2010

150 years of Polish Post Stamps

#1 Inside #3970: Poland #1O

The fist postage stamps to appear on Polish Lands were issued in 1850. This was under the occupation by Austria and Prussia.

The first Polish Postage Stamp was issued on 1st January 1860 circular No. 13 of the Royal Polish Post office dating from 14th December 1859. This stamp replaced the Russian stamps, then in circulation from 13 January 1858.

The first Polish Postage Stamp bearing the Coat of Arms of Polish Kingdom was used for internal use in the country of Poland and also in Russia. All other letters to foreign countries were sent by paying cash for postage. This stamp was withdrawn on 13th April 1865 and replaced by Russian stamp.

Earlier the reproductions of the first Polish Stamps were issued by the Polish Office on the following stamps.

Thanks to Eli Moallem

Scott: #3993 (Mi 4499A Zf)O

Issued: 29.10.2010

Personalized label - The label was issued to publicize an on line Polish stamp store.

Inside #3993: On left hand page

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Poland TBI

Poland TBI

Poland #3268a-d

Poland #3377a-d

Cambodia #1723

Cambodia #1725

Cambodia #1721

Cambodia #1722

Cambodia #1726

Cambodia #1724

Cambodia #1727

Inside #3993: On right hand page

Poland #2098

Poland #2096

Poland #3000

Poland #3056P s/s

Poland #3052-53 (under glassine), #3054-55

Thanks to Attilio Papio and Lou Guadagno

Scott: #????O

Issued: 01.09.2012

Monety Expo, Warsaw

 Inside #???? (On label): Poland #4009

 Inside #???? (On label): Poland-Gov't in Exile #3KB1

Lou wrote: The Poland-Gov't in Exile stamp was used on mail in the Polish London offices, military camps and merchant marine vessels. It was the only semi-postal stamp issued by the exile government and commemorates the Heroes of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

[EUROPA Stamps - Postal Vehicles, type GJS]

Scott: #????P

Issued: 06.05.2013

EUROPA Stamps - Postal Vehicles

Inside #????: Stamp on envelope

[Postcrossing, type HTB]

Scott: #????P

Issued: 14.7.2016


Inside #????: Stamp on envelope

[The 21st PZF Congress - The Polish Philatelists Union, type HTP]

Scott: #????P

Issued: 08.09.2016

The 21st PZF Congress - The Polish Philatelists Union

Inside #????: Pseudo Stamp

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