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Resource Page for Collectors of Polish Stamps and Polish Postal History
Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, was founded in 1558. The three partitions of Poland in 1772, 1793 and 1795 saw the independent nation of Poland and the Polish postal service disappear. The postal services in the areas occupied by Germany, Austria and Russia were absorbed into these countries postal services. In the Russian occupied area, Congress Kingdom was established and in 1855 control of the postal services was briefly given to the Congress Kingdom, but following an uprising in 1863 it again came under Russian control from 1866 and continued until World War I. During this brief period the first Polish stamp was issued in 1860.
In November 1918 the Second Polish Republic was created and regular issues of stamps commenced.
1958 was the 400th anniversary of the Polish postal service and it was commemorated with an issue of seven stamps, a miniature sheet, a book "400 Lat Poczty Polskiej", a stamp exhibition in Warsaw and a number of commemorative postmarks.
PHILATELIC SOCIETIES for Collectors of Polish Stamps & Postal History
Society for Polish Philately in Great Britain - Stowarzyszenie Polskiej Filatelistyki w W.Brytanii
Meetings: Sunday of each month 4.00pm – 6.00pm at the Polish White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Street, London.
Postal auctions held twice per year. Tel. 01322 273072 for more information.
Polonus Philatelic Society (USA)
Founded in February 1939 by Chester Mikucki. Polonus has grown from a "local Chicago club" into one of the largest and most active specialized philatelic societies in the world and now boasts an international membership.
PolishStamps · Discussion about Polish stamps
Yahoo e-mail group for stamp collectors maintained by Jan Prygoda (Netherlands)
NEW ISSUES OF POLISH STAMPS DIRECT FROM POLAND
Polish Post Office
Mostly in Polish – Not easy for an English speaking person to place order
to see the complete sheets etc, as supplied in the book, click links below
25gr 50gr 1zl Proof Envelope
LINKS TO PAGES ON STAMP DOMAIN
Poland Postal History 1918
Poland Postal History 1917- Krolestwo Polskie Essays
1921 Aero-Targ Air Post Stamps
Postal Rates in Poland 1923-1933
Poland Postal History - RUDNIK n/ SANEM 1944
Inter-Camp Polish Post in Germany in 1945
Unlisted 1915 Poland overprint on Austria Feldpost
Postal History of Wroclaw
Polish Field Post Offices during WW2 - Poczta Polowa
Poland Philatelic Bibliography
1944 NATIONAL HEROES
Romuald Traugutt, Tadeusz Kosciuszko,Henryk Dabrowski
Poland 1944 National Heroes SG499-501
1943 GENERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
STAMP DOMAIN'S SELECTION OF LINKS TO PAGES ON POLISH STAMPS AND POLISH POSTAL HISTORY
Postage stamps and postal history of Poland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Groszy" Provisional Issues of Poland 1950-1952
This exhibit, from the George K Zelwinder Gold Medal Collection, displays all officially approved district overprints as well as small local offices that made their own creations for overprinting.
The Road to Auschwitz
by Ian Nutley
Post Offices of Former Austrian Territories - Poland
by Andy Taylor, Austrian Philatelic Society
The original listing on http://www.austrianphilately.com/pobook/index.htm is no longer available but a web.archive.org copy is available on the above link
Issues by the Polish Government in Exile
Stamps designed by Czeslaw Slania
Austro-Hungarian Army 1914-18
Polish troops took part in the occupation of Czechoslovakia on 21.8.1968. They were withdrawn soon and replaced by Soviet ones. Mail to/from Poland went through the central field post office of the 2nd army (in Hradec Kralove) and the civil Polish post office Klodzko 3.
Poland & World War II 1939-1945: A
1919 - 1922. Postal Stationery - The defnitive Eagle Issues
Ghettos and Other Jewish Communities in Eastern Europe
by Edward Victor
Some 400 Ghettos were established in Poland during WW2. The mail was handled by a Council of Jewish Elders (Judenrats) which was established in each of the Ghettos. Comprehensive details are given about Ghettos in the following towns in Poland: Bedzin (Bendsburg), Belzyce, Beuthen (Bytom), Biecz, Bielsko (Bielitz), Bochnia, Borek Falecki, Brody, Brzeziny (Lowenstadt), Buczacz, Busko-Zdroj, Chmielnik, Czestochowa, Czortkow, Dabrowa Tarnowska, Dombrowa Gornicza, Dzialoszyce, Frystzak, Glusk, Gorzkowice, Grabow, Hrubieszow, Izbica, Jaslo, Jezow, Kamiensk, Kielce, Klodada (Tonningen), Kolo (Muhlental), Koniecpol, Konskie, Konskowola, Kosow Lacki, Krakow, Krasnystaw-Izbica, Kroscienko (II), Krosniewice, Kutno, Lagow, Lancut, Lentschutz (Leczyca), Lodz (Litzmannstadt), Lomzha, Lowenstadt (Brzeziny), Lowicz, Lublin, Lukow, Lvov (Lemberg), Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Modliborzyce, Nowy Sacz (Neu-Sandez), Nowy Targ (Neumarkt), Oleszno, Olpiny, Opatow, Opoczno, Opole, Osjakow, Ostrowiec, Otwock, Ozorkow, Pabiance, Pacanow, Pajeczno (Pfeilstett), Piaski Luterskie, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Piotrowice, Plonsk, Potok Zloty, Praszka, Przedborz, Przemysl, Przysucha, Radomsko, Ranizow, Rawa Mazowiecka, Rejowiec, Rozwadow, Rzeszow, Sanok, Siedlce, Sokolow Malopolski, Sokolow Podlaski, Sosnowiec, Stanislau (Stanislawow), Staszow, Sterdyn, Tarnogrod, Tarnow, Tlumacz, Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Tschenstochau (Czestochowa), Warsaw, Wegrow, Wieliczka, Wisnicz Nowy, Zawiercie, Zbaraz, Zdunska Wola, Zelow, Zychlin
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS ON POLISH STAMPS AND POLISH POSTAL HISTORY
Books and publications are now a separate page to allow for expansion and improvement
see Poland Philatelic Bibliography
MUSEUMS WITH POLISH STAMPS AND POLISH POSTAL HISTORY
Muzeum Poczty i Telekomunikacji
ul Krasinskiego nr 1, skr poczt 2030, 50-954 Wroclaw, Poland
Specialised collections of Poland, includes a large library of philatelic literature in Polish and foreign languages.
The British Library, London
Bojanowicz Collection of Polish Postal History 1938-1949. Presented by M A Bojanowicz in 1966.
Covers the wartime posts in Poland and of the Polish Free Forces.
ARTICLES IN GIBBONS STAMP MONTHLY
December 1951 issue of GSM pp 42-43
POLAND THE REVALUATION PROVISIONALS by J Eysymontt
Details of the different "Groszy" overprints and the stamps on which they were applied.
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