Russisch Polen overprints

German occupation 1914-1918
Fischer 1-5 | Deutsche Post in Polen Michel 1-5 | Year of issue 1915

Germania stamps overprinted for the German annexation of Russian occupied Poland.
Poland had been partitioned between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia. In 1915, Germany conquered the Soviet portion and called it Russian Poland.

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Russisch Polen overprints

Glossary

Germania issues are a series of German stamps, released between 1900-1921, with the portrait of the Wagnerian opera star Anna von Stratz-Fuhring, representing the German empire.

Translations

Russisch-Polen is German for "Russian Poland".
Deutches Reich is German for "German empire".

Weblinks

Russian Poland