The commemorative Polish stamps that were issued during the 1930's
reflect the new status of Poland as a thriving European republic. The
quality and appearance of the new stamps was a great improvement over
that of the earlier commemorative stamp issues.
The three souvenir sheets shown above (Sc. #314-316) were issued on September 1, 1937 to commemorate the recent Visit of King Carol of Romania to Poland.
The souvenir sheets consist of blocks-of-four of contemporary definitive Polish stamps.
The two portrait commemorative Polish stamps shown above (Sc. #317-318) were issued on February 1, 1938 to celebrate the 71st Birthday of President Moscicki.
The 1 Z. denomination commemorative Polish stamp shown above (Sc. #319) was issued on March 17, 1938 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the United States Constitution.
The design features Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817), Thomas Paine (1737-1809), George Washington (1732-1799), and a View of New York City.
The thirteen pictorial Polish stamps shown above (Sc. #320-332) were issued on November 11, 1938 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Poland's Independence.
The designs, which include important people and events from Polish history, are as follows:
The souvenir sheet shown above (Sc. #333) was also issued on November 11, 1938 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Poland's Independence.
The 25 G. denomination commemorative Polish stamp shown above (Sc. #340) were issued on August 1, 1939 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Polish Legion during World War I.
The design features an allegorical representation of Marshal Pilsudski Reviewing Polish Troops.
Sadly, one month after the release of this stamp, following invasions by Germany and the USSR, the Second Republic of Poland no longer existed.
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Polish Stamps - Commemoratives of 1932-1936
The 25 G. denomination stamp shown above (Sc. #334) was issued on November 11, 1938 to celebrate the Restoration of the Teschen Territory, ceded by Czechoslovakia.
The design features an allegorical representation of "Poland Welcoming the Teschen People".
The 15 G. type commemorative stamp of November 1938 was re-engraved and re-issued on March 2, 1939. The re-engraved stamp is shown above (Sc. #339).
On the re-engraved stamp, the swords and helmet at the lower left have been removed.