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Europe/Other : Poland: cinderella stamps picturing kings

 

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Jan-Simon

05 Nov 2004
04:54:55am
Hi everybody,
can anyone shed some light on these stamps?
They are Polish and show famous Polish people (kings Casimir III and Vladislav II Jagiello for instance) and the inscription Na Biednych means something like "for the poor" if my info is correct.
polishthingies
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jamesdeline

02 Jan 2005
08:28:36pm
re: Poland: cinderella stamps picturing kings

Jan-Simon,
I showed your stamps to a Polish collector friend and here is his response:

"There are not & never were the valid postage stamps. There are just labels
showing the famous Polish kings & commanders which were sold to support the
poor people. There were a possibility to use them on covers, but it was
necessary to use another valid postage stamp(s) to pay the postage. I
remember that there was a similar set of 4 stamps issued these years to
support Polish Legions, but there weren't valid postage stamps, either.
Sometimes, there were valid postage stamps which had a surtax to help people
during winter like Scott #B32-B34, for instance."

I hope that helps a little.
Jim

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Bob Ingraham (Bobstamp)

02 Jan 2005
11:59:42pm
re: Poland: cinderella stamps picturing kings

I don't understand why some collectors seem to harbor prejudices against labels. The reasons for producing labels are often as interesting as the history behind postage stamps, and sometimes even more so. The Polish Legion labels (I'm not sure that I've seen these) and the labels issued for other Nazi legions have origins similar to those of some Nazi legion stamps, and all are artifacts which vividly illustrate that aspect of the history of the Second World War. Such labels often command prices far higher than postage stamps of the same era.

Bob

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Jan-Simon

05 Nov 2004
04:54:55am

Hi everybody,
can anyone shed some light on these stamps?
They are Polish and show famous Polish people (kings Casimir III and Vladislav II Jagiello for instance) and the inscription Na Biednych means something like "for the poor" if my info is correct.
polishthingies

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jamesdeline

02 Jan 2005
08:28:36pm

re: Poland: cinderella stamps picturing kings

Jan-Simon,
I showed your stamps to a Polish collector friend and here is his response:

"There are not & never were the valid postage stamps. There are just labels
showing the famous Polish kings & commanders which were sold to support the
poor people. There were a possibility to use them on covers, but it was
necessary to use another valid postage stamp(s) to pay the postage. I
remember that there was a similar set of 4 stamps issued these years to
support Polish Legions, but there weren't valid postage stamps, either.
Sometimes, there were valid postage stamps which had a surtax to help people
during winter like Scott #B32-B34, for instance."

I hope that helps a little.
Jim

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Bob Ingraham (Bobstamp)

02 Jan 2005
11:59:42pm

re: Poland: cinderella stamps picturing kings

I don't understand why some collectors seem to harbor prejudices against labels. The reasons for producing labels are often as interesting as the history behind postage stamps, and sometimes even more so. The Polish Legion labels (I'm not sure that I've seen these) and the labels issued for other Nazi legions have origins similar to those of some Nazi legion stamps, and all are artifacts which vividly illustrate that aspect of the history of the Second World War. Such labels often command prices far higher than postage stamps of the same era.

Bob

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