Unissued Goznak

Fischer IV | Not included in Michel/Scott | Year of issue 1944/1945 | Communist Poland

This is Fischer 342 in typography (22,7 x 33,6 mm) and in a slightly different colour.


IV
White Piast eagle on the tomb of king Bolesław III Krzywousty
in the cathedral in Płock

Glossary

Goznak is a monopolist in producing Russian postage stamps.
The eagle is the coat of arms of Poland.
Piast was the legendary founder of the Polish royal line. Piast was the chief of the Polonians, Slavic tribes who settled on the Warta river banks near present-day Poznań. He united the surrounding tribes into a single political unit. The term Piast was later used for all Polish (as opposed to foreign) candidates for the Polish throne. During the years 966-1370, the Polonians were ruled by the Piast dynasty.

Relevant pages

Fischer 342
Fischer 344-346
Fischer 348-357
Fischer 376
Fischer 417
Fischer 441-442
Find other Polish stamps depicting the Polish eagle

Resources

Coat of arms of Poland
Piast Dynasty
Bolesław III Krzywousty
Płock
Old-catholic Mariavite Church - Cathedral in Płock