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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Poland

PolandEdit

The first meter stamps appeared in 1927. All stamps are inscribed “POLSKA” alone or with “POCZTA”.
Early, pre-WW2, meter stamps contained a meter number with prefix based on the meter model. Later the meter number was dropped and a license number with prefix based on the town replaced it.
Poland had one native meter manufacturer, UKA, which produced a small number of machines right before WW2. Additionally Postalia produced the “Junior 100” and “Junior 200” models locally in the town of Mera-Elzab during the 1970s.
Catalog values are not provided for many of the listed types because of insufficient data. Some of these could be quite rare.
The stamps are grouped according to frank design, inscription, and use:
A - round design with squares in corners
B – frame with three vertical lines and triangular notches at each side
C - single-line outer frame with inner frame around value figures
D - horizontal frank with frame line across bottom only
E - eight-sided frank
F - upright rectangle with triangular notches in sides
G - single-line outer frame, no inner frame
H - frameless or unengraved designs
PO - special purpose stamps, used only in post offices
PV - stamp from public, self-service vending machine
GO - German occupation issues, inscribed “GENERAL GOUVERNMENT” (A) and "DANZIG" (B)

NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of Poland see Polskie Frankatury Mechaniczne by Tadeusz Hampel, Lodz, 1992. The listings in this chapter were heavily influenced by Mr. Hampel’s work. The illustrations of frank frames without value figures and town mark are taken from the Hampel catalog.


GROUP A; Round medallion with eagle in center and squares in cornersEdit



Poland A1.jpg

A1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or 5), 1927.

Inscribed “POCZTA” at top and “POLSKA” at bottom.
Eagle tail feathers are closed.
Values in small boxes at each corner.
M#, with prefix “A”, “B” or “C”, at bottom of TM. Prefix "A" is the most common with "C" being scarce.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 gr, 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, 90, 1zt, 1.10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 gr, 40, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
a. M# prefix inside frank in plain sanserif font rather than fancy italic as shown



Poland A2.jpg

A2. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or 5), 1928.

As Type A1 but eagle tail feathers are open.
Meter number prefixes "A", "B", and "C" are fairly evenly distributed.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5gr, 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, 60, 90, 1zt, 1.10. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20gr, 35, 40, 55, 65, 75, 1,20 . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]







GROUP B: Rectangular frank with 3 vertical lines at each side and triangular notches at each sideEdit


Sub-group BA: With “POCZTA POLSKA” curved at topEdit


Poland BA1.jpg

BA1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or 5), 1929.

Small frank ~ 22 x 25 mm.
M# and prefix in upper corners.
“Denomination indicator “GR.” or “ZŁOTY” at bottom between value figures.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5gr, 10, 15, 25, 50, 75, 90, 1zŁ, 1.10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20, 30, 45, 55, 60, 65, 1.20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]



Poland BA2.jpg
Poland stamp type BA2a.jpg











BA2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1930.

Very large frank with ribbons in top corners, eagle boxed in center.
5-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
M# with “H” prefix small at top between ribbons and in bottom of TM.
Denomination indicator below value figures at bottom center.
A. Eagle with crown, with “GR.” (pre-war) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
B. Eagle w/o crown, with “ZŁ.”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
C. Eagle w/o crown, with “GR” (postwar)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg00
a. Official government use. Government office name appears above the town mark. The impression counter number is low rather than high between the TM and frank. (shown above right)



Poland BA3.jpg

BA3. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1933.

Similar to Type BA2 but smaller.
5-digit S# at top between TM and frank.
Denomination indicator in bottom corners.
A. Eagle with crown, with “GR.” (pre-war)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
B. Eagle w/o crown, with “GR” (post-war)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg00



Poland BA4.jpg


BA4. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1931.

Straight line across top. Large outline eagle at bottom.
M# or L# in bottom corners. Value figures above eagle.
Denomination indicator at both sides of value figures.
Date without stops.




A. Eagle with crown, with “GR”
B. Eagle without crown, with “GR”
C. With “ZŁ”
D. With “Gr.”
E. With “gr.”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
F. With “ZŁ” at left, “GR” at rightMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. With ZŁ” at left, “gr” at rightMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Blank at left, “GR” at right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
I. “GR” at left, blank at right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
J. Blank at both sidesMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
K. Redrawn eagle, plainer with little interior detail
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)
a. With four (not three) vertical lines at the sidesMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. Solid blocks in lower corners instead of L#
NOTE: Type BA4 is known printed in black, purple, and green as well as red. Black is relatively common. Purple and green are rare.




Poland BA5.jpg

BA5. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1931.

As Type BA4 but interior of eagle fully drawn.
A. Eagle with crown, with “GR” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Eagle without crown, with “GR”
C. With “ZŁ”
D. Blank at both sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)
Poland stamp type BA5bb.jpg
a. Eagle somewhat smaller and with fewer interior lines.
b. Non-standard size: entire impression, including slogan, greater than 190mm wide MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Scarce, value unknown]


Poland BA6A.jpg
Poland BA6B.jpg


BA6. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1935.

Very similar to Type BA4, but spacing between TM and frank
approximately 20 mm, much narrower than on Type BA3.
M# known with prefixes "D", "E", and "MV".
A. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle with crown With “GR”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle with crown. With “GR”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle without crown. With “GR”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle without crown. With “GR”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
E. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle with crown. With “ZŁ”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle with crown. With “ZŁ”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
G. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle without crown. With “Gr.”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
H. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle without crown. With “Gr.”MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg000 (A)
a. TM lowered but without S# above


Poland BA7A.jpg
Poland BA7B.jpg


BA7. Uka (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Very similar to Type BA6A but with narrower spacing, approximately 10 mm.
Value figures are oval.
M# prefixes D1, D3, D4, and U1-11 known.
A. Date figures 3-3½ mm tall
B. Date figures 2½ mm tall
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000








Poland BA8.jpg
Poland BA8a.jpg


BA8. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Very similar to Type BA4 but spacing slightly narrower, and value figures are slightly taller, 6 mm vs. 5 mm for Type BA4.
Date with stops after D and M.
A. With “ZŁ”
B. With “GR” (shown)
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
a. Date figures vertical reading up without stops, M# FC07. This appears to be from a hybrid machine cobbled together locally.




a



Poland BA9.jpg

BA9. Francotyp “AN" ("D") (MV), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Very similar to Types BA4 and BA8 but spacing narrower, approximately 67 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Wirth or without S#.
Date without stops.
A. With “ZŁ”
B. With “GR”
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)



Poland BA10.JPG

BA10. Francotyp “AN" ("D") (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type BA9 but eagle is much smaller.
Wirth or without S#.
Date without stops.
A. With “ZŁ”
B. With “ZŁ” at left, “GR” at right
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)



Poland BA11.jpg


BA11. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1960. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type BA4 but eagle is smaller, and frank is narrower.
Wider spacing between centers of date and value figures, 74-77 mm.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)





Poland BA12.jpg


BA12. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Frank with small eagle.
TM is 8 mm from the frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg000




Poland BA13.jpg


BA13. Satas (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Large eagle.
Straight-line town mark.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo




Image needed.jpg



BA14. Satas “Rotary” (MV), 1966.

As Type BA13 but TM: SC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo



Poland BA15.jpg

BA15. Postalia (MV), 1959.

Narrow spacing, ~ 6-8 mm, between TM and frank.
A. With “GR” at right
B. With “ZŁ” at left
C. Without denomination indicator
D. As C but inner line at right shortened to make room for value digit
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00
a. Solid blocks in lower corners instead of L#


Poland BA16.jpg


BA16. Postalia “Junior” (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Very similar to Type BA14 but spacing 10-12 mm.
With “GR” inside vertical lines at right.
One meter known.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland BA17.jpg

BA17. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank very tall, ~ 39-41 mm.
With “GR” at sides.
A. Frank 39 mm tall. Eagle as on Type BA3 (shown)
B. Re-engraved. Frank 41 mm tall. Eagle narrower than on A
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000








Sub-group BB: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at bottomEdit



Poland BB1A.jpg


BB1. Postalia (MV), 1972.

Eagle at top center. “GR” breaks inner right frame lines at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000








Sub-group BC: Inscribed “POLSKA” at topEdit


Poland BC1.jpg


BC1. Franctoyp “C” (MV), 1974.

Large outline eagle at bottom.
“GR” at both sides of value figures.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Poland BC2.jpg


BC2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Type BC1 but interior of eagle fully drawn.
A. With “GR”
B. With “ZŁ” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Poland BC3.jpg


BC3. Postalia (MV), 1983.

“POLSKA” below two frame lines at top.
With “ZŁ.” At bottom center.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000






Sub-group BD: Inscribed “POLSKA” at bottomEdit


Poland BD1.jpg
Poland BD1bb.jpg

BD1. Postalia (MV), 1969.

Eagle at top center.
A. “GR” breaks inner frame line at right
B. “GR” breaks all three frame lines at right
C. “ZŁ” at left and “GR” at right
D. Blank at both sides
E. Blank at both sides, but inner line at right shortened
F. Blank at both sides, but all frame lines at right shortened
TM: DC, SC, nil with date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. With license number above "POLSKA" as well as at bottom of TM: "Kt-kg9" and "Kt-kt-9" seen
b. Circular TM within box, and with inner box around date




Poland BD2.jpg

BD2. Postalia (MV), 1977.

With “ZŁ” at top center.
Panel line above “POLSKA” is complete.
TM: SC
A. Side lines complete
B. Inner side lines at right shortened
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Poland BD3.jpg

BD3. Frama (MV), 1975.

Small eagle at top center.
Outer frame lines at sides unbroken.
A. “GR” breaks inner lines at right
B. Blank at both sides, but all frame lines at right broken
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Poland BD4.jpg

BD4. Satas “R” (MV).

Small design with eagle at top center.
Frame lines broken at both sides.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo






GROUP C: Rectangular frank single line outer frame line and a partial or complete inner box around value figuresEdit


Sub-group CA: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at topEdit


Poland CA1.jpg


CA1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1946.

Complete inner box around value figures.
“ZŁ” at sides between outer frame lines and value box.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)




Poland CA2.jpg


CA2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1948.

Similar to Type CA1 but value box is wider with “ZŁ” below both lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)








Sub-group CB: Inscribed “POLSKA” at topEdit


Poland CB1.jpg
Poland CB1aa.jpg


CB1. Krag (MV), 1975.

Complete inner box centered to left.
A. “POLSKA” 24 mm wide. With “ZŁ GR”
B. “POLSKA” 20 mm wide. With “ZŁ GR”
C. “POLSKA” 20 mm wide. With “ZŁ.” centered
D. “POLSKA” 17 mm wide. With “ZŁ.” centered
E. With lower case “zŁ gr”
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. As 'D', with break in top line of inner box below "POLSKA"


a



Poland CB2.jpg


CB2. Krag (MV).

As Type CB1C but value box centered to right instead of left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland CB3.jpg


CB3. Krag (MV).

“Polska” in lower case letters.
Value box without left side.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Poland CB4.jpg


CB4. Krag (MV).

Value box centered to right.
Space between inner box and sides of frank are solid.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland CB5.jpg


CB5. Krag (MV).

Frank with simulated perforation outer frame line.
Chain-like ornaments along right side and bottom.
“GR” at center right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland CB6.jpg

CB6. Krag (MV).

With straight parallel lines running up left side and across bottom.
TM: SC
A. Lines form right angles at lower right
B. Pattern of dots at lower right
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland CB7.jpg


CB7. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with inner box broken at both sides.
Outer frame line open at left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo



Poland CB8.jpg


CB8. Satas “R” (MV).

Both inner box and outer frame line complete at left and broken at right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo







Sub-group CC: Inscribed “POLSKA” at bottomEdit


Poland CC1.jpg


CC1. Krag (MV), 1976.

“ZŁ GR” at top.
Top and bottom of inner box are thick.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Poland CC2.jpg


CC2. Krag (MV).

Eagle at top.
Two parallel vertical lines between inner box and right frame line.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland CC3.jpg


CC3. Krag (MV).

Eagle at top.
Two thick parallel lines across top and down right side broken by the eagle at top and “GR” at right.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland CC5.jpg


CC4. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with unengraved bar across top.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo







GROUP D: Horizontal frank with outer frame line along bottom onlyEdit



Poland D1.jpg

D1. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV), 1973.

“POLSKA” 8 mm tall.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



Poland D2.jpg

D2. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

“POLSKA” 5 mm tall.
Date and value figures on same level.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00






GROUP E: Eight-sided frankEdit



Poland E1.jpg


E1. Frama (MV), 1973.

One meter only, used during the World Philatelic Exhibition “Poznan 73”.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000










GROUP F: Upright single-lined rectangular frank with triangular notches at top and near the bottom of the sidesEdit



Poland F1.jpg

F1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1971.

“POLSKA” and bottom panel tall.
A. Frank 25 x 31 mm (shown)
B. Frank 29 x 31 mm
C. Frank 31 x 32 mm
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.oo



Poland F2.jpg


F2. Krag (MV).

Frank 25 x 30.
“POLSKA” and bottom panel short.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000








GROUP G: Rectangular frank with single line frame. Without inner value boxEdit


Sub-group GA: Inscribed “POCZTA” at top and “POLSKA” at bottomEdit

NOTE: Stamps similar in appearance to those of sub-group GA but with hour figure between the TM and the frank are Post Office Type PO1.



Poland GA1.jpg


GA1. Satas (MV).

Small frank with simulated perforation frame line open at sides.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo





Poland GA2.jpg

GA2. Satas “R” (MV).

Frank with straight outer frame line open at right only.
A. “G/R” stacked at left and at right
B. “ZŁ. Gr” at bottom above “POLSKA”
C. With no denomination indicator
TM: SC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo






Sub-group GB: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at topEdit


Poland GB1.jpg


GB1. Satas “R” (MV), 1961.

Small frank with “G/R” stacked at left and at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo




Poland GB2.jpg


GB2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1967.

Large square frank.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)






Poland GB3.JPG


GB3. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1971.

Tall, narrow frank with ‘POCZTA” above “POLSKA” at top.
Eagle at lower center.
“GR” at right of value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)







Sub-group GC: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at bottomEdit


Poland GC1.jpg

GC1. Satas “R” (MV), 1975.

Eagle at top flanked by “ZŁ” and “GR”.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo







Sub-group GD: Inscribed “POLSKA” at topEdit


Poland GD1x.JPG


GD1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1971.

Frank nearly square, 29-30 x 30-31 mm.
Outline eagle at bottom with “ZŁ” and “GR” flanking value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00




Poland GD2.jpg


GD2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1974.

Similar to Type GD1 but larger, 31-32 x 36-37 mm.
Eagle will inner lines at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)




Poland GD3.jpg


GD3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Tall, narrow frank with eagle at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg?





Poland GD4A.jpg
Poland GD4BC.jpg

GD4. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Plain frank with “ZŁ” at bottom.
A. Frank small ~ 24-25 x 31-32 mm
B. Frank medium ~ 26-27 x 33 mm
C. Frank large ~ 29-30 x 35 mm
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)



Poland GD5.jpg

GD5. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with break at right side.
Eagle at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg?



Poland GD6.jpg

GD6. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with break at right side.
“ZŁ" at bottom.
A. Frank with no breaks (“POLSKA” 3 or 4 mm tall)
B. Frank with break in right side
C. Frank with breaks in both sides
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000


Poland GD7.jpg

GD7. Postalia “Junior” (MV).

Plain rectangle with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Spacing ~12 mm between TM and frank.
“POLSKA” large. Frank 23.5-24 x 30 mm.
Date figures ~3 mm.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Poland GD8.jpg

GD8. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Very similar to Type GD7 but spacing between TM and frank narrower, ~8 mm.
Frank size variable, 24-25 x 30-32.
Date figures short, ~2 mm.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 6-point starburst v.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




Poland GD9.jpg
Poland GD9a.jpg

GD9. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Frame complete at bottom.
Frank considerably variable in size from 15 to 28 mm wide, from 24 to 32 mm tall. “POLSKA” also variable in size.
TM: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.00
a. TM is rectangle with rounded corners




Poland GD10.jpg

GD10. Postalia (MV).

Nearly square frank, 24-25 x 25 mm., complete at bottom below “ZŁ”.
With “GR” at right of value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Poland GD11.jpg


GD11. Krag (MV).

Frank 24 x 29 mm. “POLSKA” 18-19 mm wide. “ZŁ” at bottom center.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland GD12.jpg

GD12. Krag (MV).

Frank larger than for Type GD11, 26-28 x 32-33 mm.
“POLSKA” variable, 18-24 mm wide.
A. “GR” at bottom center
B. “ZŁ” or “ZŁ.” at bottom center
C. “Lower case “zŁ” at bottom center
D. “ZŁ” at bottom left
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Poland GD13.jpg

GD13. Krag (MV).

Similar to Type GD12 but “POLSKA” centered to left.
A. “zŁ” at center right, blank at bottom
B. “zŁ gr” at bottom
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Poland GD14.jpg


GD14. Krag (MV).

Very thick outer frame line broken at the bottom of the sides for “zŁ” at left and “gr” at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Poland GD15.jpg


GD15. Krag (MV).

“POLSKA” in panel at top, and “ZŁ” in panel at bottom.
A. With eagle at right of value figures
B. Without eagle
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Poland GD16A.jpg
Poland GD16B.jpg
GD16. Pitney Bowes (MV).
Frank is small square with break in center of bottom.
A. With “ZŁ” inside break in bottom frame line
B. With “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000








Poland GD17.jpg


GD17. Pitney Bowes (MV).

Frank is small square with complete frame line at bottom.
With “ZŁ” above bottom frame line.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg?



Poland GD18.jpg

GD18. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Small frank slightly wider than tall.
With “ZŁ” in break in center of bottom frame line.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0000


Poland GD19.jpg


GD19. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar in size to Type GD18 but frame line complete at bottom, and date and value figures are on the same level.
With “ZŁ” above bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0000



Poland GD20.jpg

GD20. Pitney Bowes–GB “6300” (MV).

Frank is very wide.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
With “ZŁ” above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
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Poland GD21.jpg


GD21. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Frank is taller than wide, 24 x 30 mm, with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Poland GD22.jpg


GD22. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Frank is very similar to Type GD21 but slightly narrow at 22-23 mm.
With “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00

NOTE: Examples with slogan in color different from that of the stamp are frequently found.



Poland GD23.jpg


GD23. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Frank is small square with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



Poland GD24.jpg


GD24. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank is 25 x 27 mm with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00



Poland GD25.jpg

GD25. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank 25 x 30 mm, with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
A. Frank 25 x 30 mm
B. As A but with breaks in both upper corners
C. Smaller frank, 25 x 26 mm
TM: SC, DC
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a. Date without stops


Poland GD26A.jpg
Poland GD26B.jpg


GD26. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Date widely spaced without stops.
A. Frank 22-23 x 29-30 mm, break in bottom frame line
B. Frank 26 mm square, bottom frame line complete
TM: SC
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Sub-group GE: Inscribed “POLSKA” at bottomEdit


Poland GE1.jpg

GE1. Satas (MV), 1956.

Frank 19-20 x 23-24 mm, with breaks at both sides.
“ZŁ” + eagle + “Gr.” Across top, “POLSKA” centered at bottom flanked by identification prefix and number.
TM: SL
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Poland GE2.jpg
Poland GE2a.jpg

GE2. Satas “R” (MV), 1956.

As Type GE1 with “POLSKA” flanked by ID information.
A. Frank with break in right side
B. Frank with break in left side (not shown)
C. Frank with breaks in both sides
D. Frank without breaks
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo
a. As A, stars instead of ID data at sides of “POLSKA”


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Poland GE3.jpg

GE3. Satas “Baby” (MV).

Similar to Type GE2 but date figures are tall and value figures are all same size.
Frank without breaks.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



Poland GE4.jpg


GE4. Satas (MV).

Frank as Type GE1 but “POLSKA” at bottom left with ID number at right.
Frank with breaks in both sides.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo




Poland GE5.jpg

GE5. Satas “R” (MV).

“POLSKA” at bottom left with ID number at right.
Frank with break in right side.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo



Poland GE6A.jpg
Poland GE6B.jpg


GE6. Satas “R” , “Baby” (MV).

Frank with large “POLSKA” alone at bottom without ID number.
A. Frank with breaks in both sides (shown)
B. Frank with break in right side (shown)
C. Frank without breaks
D. Frank with break in left side
TM: DC, SC
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Poland GE7.jpg

GE7. Satas “Baby” (MV).

Similar to Type GE6 but date figures are tall and value figures are all same size.
Frank without breaks.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



Poland GE8.jpg

GE8. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV), 1975.

Large “POLSKA” alone at bottom without ID number.
A. "POLSKA" 10 mm wide, L# at sides (shown)
B. Larger "POLSKA" filling bottom of frank
TM: SC, DC
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Poland GE9.JPG


GE9. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1961.

Very similar to Type GE8 but date and value figures different.
TM: SC
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Poland GE10.jpg

GE10. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1968.

Wide spacing between TM and frank.
“POLSKA” large at bottom.
A. Frank 20-21 x 24-25 mm (shown)
B. Frank 20 x 28 mm
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)


Poland GE11.jpg


GE11. Postalia (MV).

Narrow frank, 20-21 x 30-31 mm.
Eagle alone at top.
Without currency indicator.
TM: SC
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Poland GE12AB.jpg


GE12. Krag (MV).

Eagle at top flanked by “ZŁ” and “Gr”.
A. Frank 28-29 x 32-33 mm, “POLSKA” 17 mm wide flanked by ID prefix and number
B. Frank 26-28 x 32-34 mm. Larger “POLSKA” without ID number at bottom
TM: SC
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Poland GE14.jpg


GE13. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Frank similar to Type GE12 but smaller, 25 x 29-30 mm.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC
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Poland GE15.jpg


GE14. Postalia (MV).

“ZŁ” and “GR” at sides of value figures.
“POLSKA” in panel at bottom.
TM: DC
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Poland GE16.jpg
Poland GE11a.jpg


GE15. Krag (MV).

Similar to Type GE12 but eagle alone at the top.
A. With "Gr" at right of value figures
B. Without "Gr" (shown)
C. Narrow frank, “ZŁ” outside frank at left (shown)
TM: SC
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Poland GE17.jpg


GE16. Krag (MV).

Similar to Type GE15 but “ZŁ” and “Gr” at the top without eagle.
TM: SC
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Poland GE18.jpg
Poland GE18a.jpg


GE17. Krag (MV).

Frank nearly square ~26-28 mm.
Without eagle. “GR” at right of value figures.
TM: SC
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a. With line added at top above frank





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GROUP H: Frameless or unengraved franksEdit

NOTE: Some impressions often show what appear to be portions of a frame. Types H6 and H12 below are good examples.


Poland H1.jpg


H1. Satas “R” (MV).

Frameless frank with “POCZTA” above and “POLSKA” below value figures.
TM: SC
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Poland H2.jpg


H2. Satas (MV).

Frameless frank with “POCZTA/POLSKA” above value figures
and ID prefix and number flanking “–*–“ below.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo




Poland H3.jpg


H3. Krag (MV).

Frameless frank with “POLSKA” above and “ZŁ.” below value figures.
TM: SC
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Poland H4.jpg


H4. Postalia (MV).

As Type H3 but lower case “Polska” at top.
TM: SC
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Poland H5.jpg


H5. Krag (MV).

Frameless frank with “ZŁ Gr” above and “POLSKA” (with serifs) below value figures.
TM: SC
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Poland H6.jpg
Poland H7.JPG


H6. Krag (MV).

Frameless frank with eagle at top, "POLSKA" at bottom.
A. “ZŁ” at right
B. “GR” at right, smaller “POLSKA”
TM: SC
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Poland H8.jpg



H7. Postalia (MV).
Frameless frank with no eagle.
“GR” at right, small “POLSKA” at bottom.
TM: DC
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H8. Postalia (MV).

Frameless frank, value figures only.
TM: DC
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Poland H10.jpg


H9. Satas “R” (MV).

Solid unengraved frame with break in right side.
TM: SC unengraved.
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Poland H11.jpg


H10 Krag (MV).

Solid unengraved frame with value box centered to the right.
TM: SC
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Poland H12.jpg


H11. Krag (MV).

Solid unengraved frame with value box centered to the left.
TM: SC
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Poland H13.jpg


H12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frameless frank with “POLSK[A]” at top, “ZŁ” at bottom.
TM: SC
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GROUP PO: Special designs used only in post officesEdit



Poland PO1.jpg

PO1. Camp (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Small frank with simulated-perforation border broken in center of both sides.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
Used between Oct 1974 and May 1975 at two Post Offices in Warsaw.
TM: SC
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Poland stamp type PO2.jpg





The stamp at right, previously cataloged as Type PO2, is a variable rate vending machine stamp that can be used at any time like traditional postage stamps. It is not a meter stamp.


PO2. Unknown (digital), 1998 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Possibly scarce, value unknown]

A. Date as YY/MM/DD
B. Date as DDMMYY

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GROUP PV: Special design used only in public access self-service vending machineEdit



Poland PV1.jpg

PV1. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Frank with plain single line frame, value figures at top and “ZŁ./OPŁACONO” at bottom.
“R” (boxed) and vertical number between TM and frank.
Used for registered mail only.
TM: SC
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GROUP GO: German occupation issues during World War 2Edit


Sub-group GO-A: General issues for German-occupied Poland, inscribed “General-Gouvernement”Edit


Poland GO-A1.jpg


GO-A1. Francotyp “AN” ("D") (MV), 1942. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Frank with inner value box.
Eagle above and “General-/Gouvernement” in oval letters below value box.
Approximately 68 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Only three machines used this die.
TM: SC
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Poland GO-A2.jpg


GO-A2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Spacing wider that for Type GO-A1, 77-78 mm between centers of date and value figures.
A. Without impression counter number above slogan (as shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
B. Impression counter number at top between TM and frank (one machine only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
TM: DC
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Poland GO-A3.jpg


GO-A3. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

As Type GO-A2 but “General-/Gouvernement” is in gothic letters.
One machine only. All examples reported are printed in carmine-pink.
TM: DC
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Sub-Group GO-B: Special issues for the German-occupied city of Gdansk (Danzig) ”Edit
Stamps used in the Free City of Danzig before it was absorbed by Germany in 1939 and then into Poland in 1945. All stamps inscribed “FREIE STADT DANZIG”. For stamps between late 1939 and 1945, see GERMANY.



Danzig 1x.jpg

GO-B1. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank convex at top/bottom, concave at sides.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures ~74-75 mm.
Large S# centered between TM and frank.
Date with stops. Value figures large.
One meter only.
TM: SC
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Danzig 2.jpg


GO-B2. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1928. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Spacing narrower, ~59-62 mm, between centers of date and value figures.
S# either high or centered between TM and frank.
TM: SC
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Danzig 3A.jpg
Danzig 3B.jpg
Danzig 3C.jpg


GO-B3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Spacing ~77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Width of frank variable between 34 and 36 mm.
Date without stops. S# high or nil.
Value figures smaller than with Type 1.
A. Frank 27-28 mm tall, 34-36 mm wide. Space between inner and outer frame lines 5.5 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Frank 25-26 mm tall. Space between inner and outer frame lines 4 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. Frank as A, but inscriptions “FREI STADT” and “DANZIG” wider. One meter known MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
TM: SC
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Danzig 4.jpg


GO-B4. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1937. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Upright rectangle, shield between lions at bottom.
Spacing ~77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
S# high or nil.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)



Danzig 5.jpg


GO-B5. Francotyp “AN” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type 4 but narrower spacing.
Without S#.
TM: SC
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