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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.


Interwiev about philately with Raino Heino

Today in the series „Talks about Philately” we are speaking with Dr. Raino Heino from Finland. Dr. Heino is worldwide known meteorologist and climatologist as well as philatelist, exhibitor and author of philatelic publications.


Repetitive Fi. 3735 stamp error

Browsing through the latest Polish Stamps Catalogue (Fischer, 2015) I have noticed that no error regarding FI 3535 stamp had been duly noted. The stamp in question was issued in 2001 to celebrate Salesians of Don Bosco Games. A few years ago I noticed a bright spot on one of competitor’s no. 14 palm. Repetitive error occurs on stamp no. 8, sheet sector no. 4, bottom right. Since then I have seen a dozen of stamp sheets from the same sector and the repetitive error was always present. In the picture attached below you can notice the stamp sheet with a stamp error marked. You can also find a comparison of a competitor’s no. 14 palm with (on the right) and without the error.


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