Sir Rowland Hill

Fischer 2494 | Michel 2642 | Scott 2351 | Year of issue 1979 | People's Republic of Poland

100th anniversary of the death of Sir Rowland Hill.


2494
Fischer 1 with the Romanov eagle (left), Sir Rowland Hill (right)

Translations

Marka pocztowa = Postage stamp.
Za łót kop 10 = 10 Kopecks per lot.

Glossary

The Romanov eagle is the coat of arms of Russia.
Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879), British postman who originated the basic concepts of the modern postal service.
A Kopeck is Russian currency (Rubles and Kopecks).
A lot is a disused Russian measure of weight, about half an ounce (about 12.8 grams).

Relevant pages

Find other Polish stamps depicting the Romanov eagle

Resources

Rowland Hill
Rowland Hill (www.glassinesurfer.com)
Rowland Hill (imagesoftheworld.org)