Liberation of Polish cities

Fischer 348-357 | Michel 390I-390X | Scott 354,350,353,355,348,351,352,354,349,356 | Year of issue 1945 | Communist Poland

This is Goznak issue Fischer 342 overprinted with a blue "3 Zł" and the name of the liberated city including the liberation date (see the table below).

348
Warszawa
17 January 1945
349
Częstochowa
17 January 1945
350
Kraków
19 January 1945
351
Łódź
19 January 1945
352
Radom
16 January 1945

353
Kielce
15 January 1945
354
Gniezno
22 January 1945
355
Bydgoszcz
23 January 1945
356
Kalisz
24 January 1945
357
Zakopane
29 January 1945

White Piast eagle overprints

Glossary

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.

Glossary

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The legendary Piast was the chief of the Polonians, Slavic tribes who settled on the Warta river banks near present-day Poznań. Piast united the surrounding tribes into a single political unit.
During the years 966-1370, the Polonians were ruled by the Piast dynasty: duke Mieszko I, king Bolesław Chrobry (the Brave), king Bolesław Krzywousty (the Wrymouth) and king Kazimierz III Wielki (the Great).

Relevant pages

Fischer 342
Fischer III
Fischer 344-346
Fischer 376
Fischer 417
Fischer 441-442
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Resources

Coat of arms of Poland
Piast Dynasty
Bolesław III Krzywousty (Boleslaus the Wrymouth)
Płock
Old-catholic Mariavite Church - Cathedral in Płock
Goznak
Warsaw
Częstochowa
Kraków
Łódź
Radom
Kielce
Gniezno
Bydgoszcz
Kalisz
Zakopane
Polish cities
World War II


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