POLAND

Stamps inscribed '[Poczta] Polska'

1860 (one stamp under Russian rule)
1918 ->

From 1918: 1 Marka = 100 Fenigow
From 1924: 1 Zloty = 100 Groszy (= 1,800,000 Marek)
From 1950: 1 Zloty (PLZ) = 100 Groszy (=100 old Zloty)
From 1995: 1 New Zloty (PLN) = 100 Groszy (= 10,000 PLZ)
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WILD CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
15 July 1960 - 550th Anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats
PL19600715 ST 0_60 Stamp 0.60 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion sculptures on the Tomb of King Wladyslav II Jagiello (1348-1434), Wawel Cathedral, Kraków
Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
CoA of Ruthenia
MI 1174
 
30 November 1965 - Wild Animals
PL19651130 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Eurasian Lynx
MI 1636
M
20 November 1968 - Hunting Scenes
PL19681120 ST 8_50 Stamp 8.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
"Lion Hunt in Morocco"
Painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
MI 1897
 
23 December 1970 - Tapestries of Wavel Castle
PL19701223 ST 1_35 Stamp 1.35 Leopard
Wild Cat Art
Leopard Fighting a Dragon
Detail from a tapestry at Wavel Castle
MI 2043
 
21 August 1972 - Zoo Animals
PL19720821 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Cheetah
MI 2162
 
PL19720821 ST 4_50 Stamp 4.50 Tiger
MI 2169
M
PL19720821 FDC 5_55 First day cover 5.55 Cheetah (on one stamps and in cachet)
Official FDC with
PL19720821 ST 0_20
and two other stamps
 
21 May 1973 - Polish Wildlife
PL19730521 ST 4_50 Stamp 4.50 Eurasian Lynx
MI 2252
IPS
30 June 1973 - POLSKA '73: World Philatelic Exhibition in Poznań
PL19730630 ST 4_00 Stamp 4.00 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion-Head Doorknocker
Bronze Gate, Gniezno Cathedral (12th c.)
MI 2261
 
22 May 1976 - Polish National Parks
PL19760522 ST 4_50 Stamp 4.50 Eurasian Lynx
MI 2448

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PL19760522 FDC 4_50 First day cover 4.50 Eurasian Lynx (on stamp and in cachet)
Official FDC with
PL19760522 ST 4_50
DL

30 September 1976 - Stamp Day: Corinthian Vase Paintings This issue also includes Mythic Cats

PL19760930 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Corinthian Vase Panting (7th c. BCE)
MI 2463
10 October 1981 - The International Wieniawski Violin Competition
PL19811010 ST 2_50 Stamp 2.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion shaped violin scroll (16th - 17th c.)
MI 2771
M
ILS
         
1982 - Wrocław Zoo Postmark
PL19820000 PMK 50041 1 Promotional postmark - Lion
"Wrocławski Ogród Zoologiczny"
Wrocł. Ogród Zoo - Wrocław 1
Earliest use reported:
30 March 1982
Latest use reported:
30 March 1982
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PL19820000 PMK 50041 2 Promotional postmark - Unidentified wild cat
"Wrocławski Ogród Zoologiczny"
Wrocł. Ogród Zoo - Wrocław 1
Earliest use reported:
14 November 1982
Latest use reported:
14 November 1982
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6 January 1986 - 75th Anniversary of the Novel 'In Desert and Wilderness'
PL19860106 PMK 60009 Commemorative postmark - Lion
"BWA - A Gaul 1910 - 75 lecie 'W pustyni i puszczy' H. Sienkiewicza"
Poznań 9
6 January 1986
CC
1 June 1993 - 40th Anniversary of the Death of Kornel Makuszynski (Polish writer (1884-1953))
PL19930601 ST 1500 Stamp 1500 Cartoon Lion
Wild Cats in Literature
Illustration to Makuszynski's story "Fiki Miki and the Lion" by Marian Walentynowicz (1896-1967)
MI 3452
31 May 1996 - The Zodiac
PL19960531 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Cartoon Lion
Zodiac Lion
Ordinary paper
MI 3590x
31 May 1996 - 50th Anniversary of UNICEF This issue also includes items showing Domestic Cats

PL19960531 ST 0_70 1 Stamp 0.70 Lion
Cartoon Lion
Wild Cats in Literature
Illustration for The Liar by Jan Brzechwa
MI 3595
ILM
20 January 1997 - The Zodiac
PL19970120 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Cartoon Lion
Zodiac Lion
Fliorescent paper
MI 3590y
22 September 1999 - East Karpatian Nature ReserveJoint issue with Ukraine
PL19990922 ST 1_40 Stamp 1.40 European Wildcat (main motif)
Eurasian Lynx (in logo)
MI 3788
PL19990922 FDC 2_80 First day cover 2.80
(2 x 1.40)
European Wildcat (on one stamp and in cachet)
Official FDC with
PL19990922 ST 1_40
PL19990922 FDP 38700 First day postmark - European Wildcat
Paw prints
"Polsko-ukraińska współpraca przygraniczna w dziedzinie ochrony środowiska"
Ustrzyki Dolne
22 September 1999
10 July 2001 - The CITES Convention
PL20010710 ST 1_00 1 Stamp 1.00 Eurasian Lynx
MI 3896
M

Pane
Back cover
PL20010710 BK 5_00 1 Booklet 5.00
(5 x 1.00)
Eurasian Lynx (on stamps and cover)
Booklet with 5 x
PL20010710 ST 1_00 1
Local issue ?
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MI Unlisted
M
PL20010710 MS 2_00 Miniature sheet 2.00 Tiger (on selvedge)
Single-stamp MS
MI B144
M
ILM
20 December 2001 - National Parks
PL20011220 PC 1_00 Pre-stamped postcard 1.00
(sold at 1.10)
Eurasian Lynx (in stamp indicium)
MI P1305
M
25 March 2002 - Mammals and their Young OnesThis issue also includes Domestic Cats
PL20020325 ST 1_10 4 Stamp 1.10 Eurasian Lynx
MI 3963
M
30 September 2005 - Polish Zoos
PL20050930 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 Tiger
Siberian Tiger
MI 4209
M
ILM
PL20050930 FDC 2_00 First day cover 2.00 Tiger (on stamp)
Tiger Paw Print (on postmark)
Tiger Skin Pattern (on envelope)
Siberian Tiger
Official FDC with
PL20050930 ST 2_00
CC
PL20050930 FDP 50041     Tiger
Tiger Paw Print
"Polskie ogrody zoologiczne"
Wrocław 1
30 September 2005
CC
8 October 2009 - 600 Years of Protecting the Bialowieza Forest
PL20091008 PMK 17201 Commemorative Postmark - Eurasian Lynx
"600 lat ochrony puszczy Bialowieskiej - Wystawa Filatelistyczna"
Hajnówka 1
8 October 2009
2014 - Envelo Computer Postage
PL20140000 COM X1 Computer postage imprint - Lion (male looking left)
Personalised (?), downloadable "stamp" imprint
Earliest use reported:
10 February 2014
We have seen this item cancelled with
PL20140210 FDP 66460
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PL20140000 COM X2 Computer postage imprint - Lion (white male yawning)
Personalised (?), downloadable "stamp" imprint
Earliest use reported:
10 February 2014
We have seen this item cancelled with
PL20140210 FDP 66460
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PL20140000 COM X3 Computer postage imprint - Eurasian Lynx (head and torso)
Personalised (?), downloadable "stamp" imprint
Earliest use reported:
10 February 2014
We have seen this item cancelled with
PL20140210 FDP 12220
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PL20140000 COM X4 Computer postage imprint - Iberian Lynx (whole body)
Personalised (?), downloadable "stamp" imprint
Earliest use reported:
10 February 2014
We have seen this item cancelled with
PL20140210 FDP 12220
If you know more about the date this item became available, please let us know.
 
10 February 2014 - Polish Zoos
PL20140210 PC 2_35 2 Pre-stamped postcard 2.35 Eurasian Lynx (in stamp indicium)
MI P???
DP
PL20140210 PC 2_35 3 Pre-stamped postcard 2.35 Lion (in stamp indicium and cachet)
MI P???
DP
PL20140210 FDC 2_35 2 First Day Postcard 2.35 Eurasian Lynx (in stamp indicium and postmark)
MI P???
DP
PL20140210 FDC 2_35 3 First Day Postcard 2.35 Lion (in stamp indicium, postmark and cachet)
MI P???
DP
PL20140210 FDP 12220 First day postmark - Eurasian Lynx
Stylized Lynx
"Zwierzęta w polskich ZOO"
Ruciane-Nida 1
10 February 2014
DP
PL20140210 FDP 66460 First day postmark - Lion
Stylized Lion
"Zwierzęta w polskich ZOO"
Witnica
10 February 2014
DP
21 April 2021 - EUROPA: Endangered Species
PL20210421 ST 3_30 Stamp 3.30 Eurasian Lynx
MI ???
 
PL20210421 SH 29_70 Sheetlet 29.70
(9 x 3.30)
Eurasian Lynx (on stamps and in margin)
MI KB???
 
PL20210421 FDC 3_30 First day cover 3.30 Eurasian Lynx (on stamp and in cachet)
Official FDC with
PL20210507 ST 3_30
MI ???
 

Compiled by Geir Arveng with additional information from Aleks Domaradzki, T.S. Tan, Nahum Shereshevsky, Tadeusz
Wincewicz, Greg Balagian, Andrzej Mroczek, and Marci Jarvis.
Latest update: 18 July, 2021