Stamps from Poland
Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force and by 1990 had swept parliamentary elections and the presidency. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe, but Poland still faces the lingering challenges of high unemployment, underdeveloped and dilapidated infrastructure, and a poor rural underclass. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

CIA—The World Factbook

Poland began printing their stamps in 1860. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1933.

 

Map of Poland

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To view more information about a certain stamp, click on that stamp.
Pour lire les informations sur un timbre, appuyez sur ce timbre.

1930s

The Virgin and the Apostles—Altar Panel of St. Mary's Church—Cracow





1950s

Madonna—La Madone



1960s

Annunciation

Nativity

Adoration of the Kings

The Ascension

Descent of the Holy Spirit

Assumption
 
1970s

Stained Glass Window—Flight Into Egypt

Stained Glass Window—Virgin Mary

Lalisz Paten—Crucifixion

Kruzlowa Madona

Skarbimierz Madonna—Wood Carving

Peasant Boy and Virgin Mary

Flight Into Egypt

The Beautiful Madonna—Sculpture—1410

Virgin and Child—1425

Holy Family

Nativity

1980s

Father Augustin Kordecki (1603-1673)

Siege of Jasna Gora by Swedes

Black Madonna of Jasna Gora

Madonna and Child, St. John and the Angel

Jesse's Tree—seventeenth Century

Virgin Mary—Embroidery—fifteenth Century

Virgin and Child

Holy Family with Angels

1990s

Adoration of the Magi

The Annunciation

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Adoration of the Shepherds

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Mary of the Consolation

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child—fifteenth Century—Sejny Basilica

 
2000s

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Nativity

Wedding of Cana

Mother of the Redeemer

Our Lady of Laskawa z Krzeszowa

Our Lady of Zielenicka

Creche

 

 

 
 
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