Polish Spartakiad

Fischer 568 | Michel 705 | Scott 521 | Year of issue 1951 | Communist Poland

The first Polish Spartakiad. The cogwheel is used as a symbol for industry.

The emblem of the Spartakiad (runner, flag and cogwheel)


The Spartakiad was an eight-day national multi-sport event, Soviet style, held every five years.


SPO (Sprawny do Pracy i Obrony) = Be prepared to Work and to Defend.

Relevant pages

Fischer 721-722 (javellin throwers at the 2nd Polish Spartakiad in 1954)
Fischer 723-725 (more stamps for the 2nd Polish Spartakiad in 1954)
Fischer 1077 (the first Winter Spartakiad in 1961)


A sense of perspective - the Soviet Spartakiade (www.dynamic-eleiko.com)

First Day Cover

Fischer 568 FDC