Examples of Polish cancellations on German postage stamps

Before Poland recovered its independence in 1918, Austrian, German and Russian stamps were used on Polish land. Collecting Polish cancellations on non-Polish stamps can be a welcome addition to your Polish stamp collection. Placenames used for German cancellations are generally in the German language only.

Breslau (Wrocław)

Bunzlau, Norddeutscher Postbezirk
(Bolesławiec, Northern German postal area)

Liegnitz, Preussen
Legnica, Prussia


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