Introduction to local overprints in Austrian occupied Poland

Map of present day Poland including the former Austrian occupied towns from which local overprints were issued at the end of World War I

Poland was partitioned between Germany, Austria and the Soviet Union. Austrian occupied Poland was called Galicia (Austria-Hungary). In Austrian occupied Poland, postage stamps and postage due stamps from Austria and from Austrian occupied Bosnia Hercegovina were used by the Poles in the years 1918 and 1919 to produce local stamps. The original stamps were overprinted with handstamps, which were generally Polska Poczta overprints.
Jędrzejów, Olkusz and Zwierzyniec nad Wieprzem were in the Austrian area captured from the Soviets.

The Austrian postage stamps used for local overprints are Austria Michel 185-224, postage dues Michel 34-63, postage stamps occupied Bosnia Hercegovina Michel 117-118 and postage dues Michel 14-24.

Michel 185

Michel 186

Michel 187

Michel 188

Michel 189

Michel 190

Michel 191

Michel 192

Michel 193

Michel 194

Michel 195

Michel 196

Michel 197

Michel 198

Michel 199

Michel 200

Michel 200

Michel 202

Michel 203a
10 Kr dark violet

Michel 203b
10 Kr matt violet

Michel 204

Michel 205

Michel 206

Michel 207
10 Kr pale violet

Michel 208
2 Kr pale blue
on fibre paper

Michel 209
3 Kr pale carmine
on fibre paper

Michel 210
4 Kr yellow green
on fibre paper

Michel 211
10 Kr violet
on fibre paper

Michel 212

Michel 213

Michel 214

Michel 215

Michel 216

Michel 217

Michel 218

Michel 219

Michel 220

Michel 221

Michel 222

Michel 223

Michel 224

 
 

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Michel 34

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Michel 35

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Michel 36

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Michel 37

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Michel 38

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Michel 39

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Michel 40

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Michel 41

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Michel 42

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Michel 43

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Michel 44

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Michel 47

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Michel 48

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Michel 49

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Michel 50

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Michel 51

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Michel 53

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Michel 55

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Michel 56

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Michel 57

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Michel 58

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Michel 59

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Michel 60

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Michel 61

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Michel 62

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Michel 117
Bosnia and Hercegovina

Michel 118
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 14
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 15
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 16
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 17
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 18
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 19
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 20
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 21
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 22
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 23
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Michel 24
Bosnia and Hercegovina