Goznak overprints

Fischer 375-376 | Michel 408-409 | Scott 364 and 346 | Year of issue 1945 | Communist Poland

The Goznak issues (see Fischer 342-343) were provided with overprints for new denominations.

375
(see Fischer 343)
376aT1
(see Fischer 342)
376aT2
(see Fischer 342)
Monument for the
Battle of Grunwald
overprint
White Piast eagle overprint
(brown red)

376bT1
(see Fischer 342)
376bT2
(see Fischer 342)
White Piast eagle overprint
(red)

Glossary

Goznak is a monopolist in producing Russian postage stamps.
The Battle of Grunwald was one of the most important European medieval battles. In 1410, the combined Polish-Lithuanian army, commanded by king Władysław Jagiełło, successfully opposed the Teutonic Knights under the command of Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen. The defeat of the Teutonic Knights broke the back of the Order's expansionist ambitions and paved the way for a series of peace treaties. The battlefield lies about 20 km south of the village Olsztynek. Tannenberg is the Prussian name for Grunwald.
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 342-343
Fischer III
Fischer 344-346
Fischer 348-357
Fischer 417
Fischer 441-442
Find other Polish stamps depicting the Polish eagle

Fischer 376 type I or type II

376 Type I
(the dot between 1 and 50 is centered)
376 Type II
(the dot between 1 and 50 is elevated)