Sights in Gdańsk

Fischer 377, 378, 379A and 379B | Michel 410, 411, 412B and 412A, respectively | Scott 370-372 | Year of issue 1945 | Communist Poland

Several places of interest in Gdańsk.

377
378
Crane Gate
Prison Tower

379A
(imperforated)
379B
(perforated)
Upland Gate

 


Fischer 377nz (imperforate)


Fischer 377nz pair (imperforate)


Fischer 377nz block of four (imperforate)

Glossary

The 15th century Crane Gate (Żuraw) on the Motława river in Gdańsk was used for moving cargo onto or off vessels.
The Royal Way in Gdańsk is the road taken by kings entering the city. The starting point was the Upland Gate (Brama Wyzynna). Just behind this gate stands the larger Foregate. The Foregate (Przedbramie) consists of the Torture House (Katownia) and the high Prison Tower (Wieża Wiezienna), linked by walls called Szyja (The Neck). The Foregate was built first. After the Upland Gate was built, the Foregate lost its function and was turned into a prison.

Resources

The Crane Gate
Gdańsk
Jailing museum - Prison Tower and Torture Chamber

Colour variations

379A (dark violet)
379A (pale violet)

379B (dark violet)
379B (pale violet)

Colour variations of Fischer 379A and 379B