Żarki

Fischer 1-9 | Michel 1-9 (see I. Ausgaben 1915-1919) | Year of issue 1918

City views of Żarki, a town southeast of Częstochowa in south Poland.

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City views Part I

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Rectangular overprints, handstamped over two adjoining stamps. The overprints were issued when postal charges doubled

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City views Part II


Examples of cancellations of Żarki issues

Translations

Poczta Miejska w Żarkach = City post in Żarki.

The name of the town is Żarki. In the Polish language, a noun is declined in the sixth (the locative) case when the preposition "in" ("w" in Polish) is used. Since it is a plural noun, "in Żarki" is declined as "w Żarkach".

Weblinks

Żarki

Forgeries

Forgeries of Żarki stamps are plentiful!
In the genuine stamps, the first person in the group of three is in standing position, while in forgeries this person looks more like he's kneeling. Besides, the paper in the genuine stamps is white under ultraviolet light.
For a more detailed and illustrated descriptions about how to determine an original Żarki stamp from a forgery, go to Morten Munck's Forged Stamps of Żarki page.


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