Aerotarg Poznań

Fischer L1-L2 | Michel I-II | Year of issue 1921 | Pre-war Poland

These semi-offical forerunners of airmail stamps were issued for the Poznań Trade Fair in 1921. The Aerotarg company had an agreement with the Polish Ministry of Postage & Telegraphy. In addition to the normal postage rate there would be an additional payment for airmail by using these stamps. Below each stamp was an advertising label, inscribed T.A.B.R.O.M.I.K., for the vodka factory TAdeusz BROnisław MIKołajczyk.

L1
Icarus against the silhouette of Poznań
L2
Junker F 13 plane dropping mail over Poznań

 

Perforated and imperforated versions of L1

 

Perforated and imperforated versions of L2

 


Labels attached on top only

 

Labels attached on both top and bottom

Glossary

In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of Daedalus, who with his father escaped from the labyrinth in Crete by making wings of feathers fastened with wax. Icarus plunged to his death when he flew too near the sun and the wax melted. Daedalus managed to fly to Sicily.

Resources

The Aerotarg Poznań page by Stamp Domain Poland
Poznań
Trade Fair
Poznań International Fair
Icarus (Mythology)
Junker F 13
Junkers

Genuine or forgery?

Cancellations


L1 and L2 on mail


Cancellation of L1


Cancellation of L2

Misperforations


Misperforation of L2


Misperforation of L2