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The Gallery of Polish Philatelic Jewels – call for participation

The 100th anniversary of regaining Polish Independence is an excellent opportunity to create the Gallery of Polish Philatelic Jewels, which would cover the period slightly longer than last two centuries and particularly the first period of experiencing freedom from partition.

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Stamps printed on joint rolls of paper

An interesting way to enrich your specialized stamp collection is stamps printed on a joint paper. Technological process of printing stamps using rotary printing press requires that the longest possible continuity of printing be kept. Stopping stamp printing machine in order to insert a new roll of paper is a lengthy process and requires manual reset of printing parameters. Thus, while printing stamps in spiral machines, rolls of paper are glued together.


The spoilage stamps from the commemorative issue ”The 20th anniversary of the nationalization of the Polish industry and the 35th Poznan International Fair” printed in 1966

Spoilage stamps may be an interesting addition to a specialized collection of Polish post stamps. There are controversies surrounding the origin of some of these stamps; it is unknown how some of them ended up on the market.


Albino error on 60 groszy stamp for Polish People’s Army 15th anniversary

Commemorative stamp series marking 15th anniversary of Polish People’s Army was issued and introduced on 1st October 1958 by the Ministry of Communication (Dz.Ł. nr 22/1958, 126, poz. 165).  Stamps were printed in PWPW by rotogravure technique on white woodless thick and smooth paper as well as on white thick, slightly horizontally striped paper. Stamps were printed in 70-stamp sheets, 10 x 7 items.  


The uncatalogued spoilage stamps No. 1521 and 1534 from the issue “The 8th European Athletics Championships in Budapest”

The Fischer Catalogue lists three spoilage stamps: the 1532 MK (costing 20 gr), the 1534 MK (costing 60gr) with a description indicating the significant misplacement of the brown colour and the 1539 MK (7zl 10gr) which misses the brown colour completely.
Here are two uncatalogued spoilage stamps of the 1532 MK stamp (20gr) which display a significant misplacement of the purple and the blue colours and two uncatalogued spoilage stamps of the 1534 MK stamp (60gr) which display a significant misplacement of the green and the brown-reddish colour.


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