Poland - Stamp Auctions

The Kingdom of Poland was one of the largest kingdoms in Europe later part of the 18th Century when it was conquered and partitioned between the Prussian, Austrian, and Russian Empires. The struggle to regain the national identity and to preserve their cultural heritage has been documented by stamps of Poland.

In the aftermath of World War I the former Polish territories were used to create the new Republic of Poland. During WWII the former republic became a province of the Greater Third Reich. This resulted in atrocities that have documented on the commemorative postage stamps of Poland. In 1945, after the defeat of Nazi Germany, the nation of Poland was restored to be later controlled by Communist People's Republic. Today Poland is a member of the European Union.

About 4,500 different postage stamps have been issued since 1918; this number doesn't include local stamps, special issues, or foreign occupation stamps.  Collecting Polish stamps can offer many years of enjoyment by offering classical and many different thematic collecting possibilities. This can be seen by the many items which auction houses are offering for sale.

Lot 7024 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7024 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1807 Napoleonic 'Grande Armee' occupation of Marienwerder (Kwidzyn, then in Kingdom of Prussia, now in Poland), folded letter headed 'Marienwerder 7 October 1807' sent by a Major of 9th regiment of Dragoons, 3rd Division Grande Armee, endorsed 'franche' (postage paid) with 'No.67 PORT-PAYE GRANDE ARMEE 2-line pmk & '9' m/s postage rate on reverse, plus red wax seal on back. Rare historical letter. (P)
Estimate A$1200

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 800.00
Lot 7035 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7035 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1950 Currency Revaluation 'GROSZY' reddish opt type 3 of Katowice & Krakow on 1948 Culture M/Sheet on ea stamp tied to cover by 'Sosnowiec 20 5 52' cds. To Denmark. SG MS615a cat £500 for normal, should be double, with opts & double again on cover, so £2000. Mi Blk A10 cat €2000, should be double, on cover, €4000. Rarity! 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$2500

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 1,500.00
Lot 7040 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7040 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1950 Currency Revaluation cover franked 'GROSZY' black opt type 3 of Katowice & Krakow on 1946 Education set 3+22zl-11+19zl, with 1951 Science Congress 25g pr, tied by 'Sosnowiec 28 3 52' cds. To Denmark. SG 571a-c cat £300, Mi 445-7 cat €260 -both as normal, should be at least double, with opts, & double again on cover, £1200, or €1040. Rarity! 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$1000

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 500.00
Lot 7030 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7030 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1923 Registered large stampless cover (no flap etc) with 'Sad Powiatowy Zloczowie' court cachet, '9 11 23 Zloczow' barred pmk, h/s reg label & 'Porto zaplaci adresat' h/s (addresee to pay postage) with Postage Due 10,000/8m horiz BISECT (upper half) tied by '10 11 23 Zloczow' barred pmk. Mi P51(var). Extremely rare inflation usage. 2016 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$1000

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 500.00
Lot 7025 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7025 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1807 Napoleonic 'Grande Armee' occupation of Danzig (Gdansk, previously in Kingdom of Prussia, then Free City of Danzig under Napoleon, now in Poland), folded letter headed 'Danzig, le 23 10 1807' sent by a French soldier, with 'No.49 GRANDE ARMEE' red 2-line pmk & '10' m/s postage rate, to France. Rare historical letter. (P)
Estimate A$1200

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 800.00
Lot 7036 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7036 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1950 Currency Revaluation cover franked 'GROSZY' violet op type 3 of Katowice & Krakow on 1948-9 Pres Bierut set 2zl-35zl, 1948 Revolution of 1848 set, plus 1950 6 Year Plan 15zl, tied by 'Sosnowiec 19 05 52' cds. To Denmark. Mi 600-03,621-29 & 665 cat €122+ as loose stamps alone -should be double, on cover, €244. (2 covers).
Estimate A$120

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 80.00
Lot 7041 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7041 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1950 Currency Revaluation cover franked 'GROSZY' black opt type 3 Katowice & Krakow on 1946 Education M/Sheet on reg cover with 1951 6 Year Plan mining 90gr, tied by 'Sosnowiec 11 4 52' cds. To Denmark. SG MS571d(var) cat £1900. Mi Blk 9 cat €1500 - both for normal, should be at least double, with opt, & double again on cover so £7600 or €6000. Great rarity with only several examples of this M/Sheet with genuine opts recorded & probably unique on cover. 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$5000

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 3,000.00
Lot 7031 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7031 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1944 Polish 2nd Corps in Middle East use of GB Military Registered Envelope KGVI 3d green to Palestine with 3 diff Polish Arms cds, & various Palestine pmks inc Gedera, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Rehovot etc, plus censor cachet. Fantastic usage! (P)
Estimate A$700

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 400.00
Lot 7026 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7026 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1808 Napoleonic 'Grande Armee' occupation of Silesia Province (Slask, then in Kingdom of Prussia, now in Poland), folded letter headed 'De vindicte en Silesie 6 April 1808' sent by Francois Monnery with 'No.19 GRANDE ARMEE' 2-line black pmk & '9' m/s postage rate, plus red wax seal on back. Rare historical letter. (P)
Estimate A$800

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 500.00
Lot 7042 - World Poland -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 7042 - World Poland - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1952 Customs Clearance Card for parcel from the USA, franked def 40gr Refinery & Postage Dues 1zl (3) & 10gr vert BISECT (R half), tied by 'Lipnica Wielkan 23 6 52' cds. Mi 690, P143(var) & P151. Rare usage & franking. (P)
Estimate A$400

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Poland
Price: A$ 200.00