Tadeusz Kościuszko overprint

Fischer 361 | Michel 398 | Scott 362 | Year of issue 1945 | Communist Poland

The 150th anniversary (in 1944) of the Kościuszko uprising of 1794. This is Fischer 340 with a red overprint "5 Zł, 24.III.1794" and bars cancelling the previous denomination.

361a (dark green)

361b (pale green)

Tadeusz Kościuszko overprint (see Fischer 340)


Tadeusz Kościuszko was a Polish general who was devoted to liberty, which made him one of the great heroes of Poland. He fought in American and Polish campaigns (against Russians and Prussians) for independence.
One of these campaigns was the unsuccessful Kościuszko uprising, which broke out on 24 March 1794. The uprising took place between the second (1793) and the third (1795) partition of Poland.

Relevant pages

Fischer 340
Fischer 347 (Romuald Traugutt overprint)
Find other Polish stamps depicting Tadeusz Kościuszko.
Find other Polish stamps commemorating the Kościuszko Uprising.


Tadeusz Kościuszko
Kościuszko Uprising
The Kościuszko Uprising (campus.northpark.edu)
The Kościuszko uprising (europeanhistory.about.com)
Tadeusz Kościuszko and the battle at Racławice

Cancellation of Fischer 361