Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by James-2489, Jul 20, 2016.
issued Sept.20th,1957 (from a set of 4)
Besides the aircraft, this stamp illustrates a by-gone practice at most airports, i.e. passengers boarding from the tarmac rather than from the walkways in the terminals. I don't have this stamp, but will have to get it. The airplane is mostly likely a Lisunov Li-2, a Douglas DC-3 look-a-like that was built under license in the Soviet Union.
Poland has issued many stamps depicting aircraft. The page below is Poland's first airmail issue (1925) of nine stamps featuring a LVG Schneider biplane in flight. Not a detailed likeness, but since it is Poland's first stamp featuring an airplane it merits collecting.
Well whatever you call small !
Poland is about 10% smaller than Germany,but 30% larger
than the UK ! Population is 38.5 Mill.
I removed the reference to size.
Page two of my Poland stamps w/aircraft.
Nice stamps ! Just a small correction: the 80 Gr. on 1 Zl.
Monte Cassino overprint was issued on June 27th,1944.
A nice ,small collection of stamps...
Yes, you are correct. The issue date for that stamp is 1944, but there is a reason for my error -- I was to lazy to redraw the page!
I drew that page several years ago and had intended Poland Sc. 3k7 for that space, but after not finding a single copy I gave up and bought Sc. 3k19, the same stamp, but w/overprint and surcharge.
I have a complete set of Sc. 3k1 - 3k8, but it is mounted in my WW II mini-collection album and I did not want to take the 3k7 out and put it in the aircraft topical collection. I still watch for a single 3k7 for sale. Maybe someday I'll find one at the right price.
A 1942 stamp from France showing a Potez reconnaissance plane.
Over 1 million stamps were produced and it is easily found.
There is another version, in a grey-blue colour.Only 25 are known to exist.
I like the stamp, but that's a hefty surcharge! I wonder if it sold readily in 1942?
The surcharge seemed to differ with every issue.There are stamps with surcharges ranging from 30centimes to 10francs.
I believe the original idea for these surcharges started in the First World War,to raise funds for charities such as the Red Cross.At one point, the French Philatelic Society objected to the high surcharges,saying the surcharge should be no more than 50percent of the original face value.Anything higher would be a case of exploiting stamp collectors !! Seems like some things never change !!
Continuing with my Poland aircraft on stamps, here is page three. The identification of the airplane in this stamp design is shifty. My Stanley Gibbons catalog of aircraft on stamps ID's it as a Lisunov Li-2, the Scott catalog calls it simply a Douglas airplane. The catalog differences are not too great as the Li-2 was a DC-3 built under license in the Soviet Union during WW II. I can't remember why I identified it as a Douglas DC-2 instead of a DC-3.
Poland aircraft stamps continued:
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More Polish stamps depicting aircraft:
This may be my favourite aircraft stamp I've seen.
I think it is the overall composition of the image, not just the airplane that is so appealing. The scale of the tarmac, the airplane on the tarmac and of the people walking toward it makes it appear that we are watching a loading process from a third story window of an unseen terminal. A remarkable stamp! Kudos to the artist, whoever he/she is/was.
The next page of my aircraft on Polish stamps.
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