Polish freedomfighters and generals

Fischer 339-341 | Michel 380-382 | Scott 341 | Year of issue 1944 | Communist Poland

339
340
341
Romuald Traugutt
Tadeusz Kościuszko
Jan Henryk Dąbrowski

Glossary

Romuald Traugutt (1826-1864) was a freedom fighter in the January uprising of 1863.
Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817) was a freedom fighter and warrant-officer in George Washington's army in the American War of Independence.
Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755-1818) was a Polish general. He created the Polish legion. A lasting reminder of his legion is Dąbrowski's Mazurka, which later became the national anthem ("Poland has not perished yet").
In Poland, this series of stamps is known as 'Wodzowie'.

Relevant pages

Fischer 347 (Romuald Traugutt overprint)
Fischer 361 (Tadeusz Kościuszko overprint)
Find other Polish stamps depicting Tadeusz Kościuszko

Resources

Republic
Romuald Traugutt
January uprising
Tadeusz Kościuszko
American War of Independence
Jan Henryk Dąbrowski
Dąbrowski's Mazurka
 
 


Fischer 339-341 cancelled in Zamość

 


Proof - black

 
 


Souvenir sheet issued in 1964

 
 

In 1978, Fischer 339-341 were reprinted with a text on the reverse side:

339 ND
340 ND
341 ND
Romuald Traugutt
Tadeusz Kościuszko
Jan Henryk Dąbrowski


Reverse side example  


Miniature sheet Fischer 339


Miniature sheet Fischer 340


Miniature sheet Fischer 341