Occupied Poland Before 1918
Before 1918, Poland was occupied by Austria, Germany and Russia.
Southern Poland (Galicia) used Austrian postage. Northern and Western
Poland used German postage. Russian postage was used in Central and
Eastern Poland. During this period, letters were also sent pre-paid
Under Russian occupation only one "Polish" type of stamp was issued
in 1860 in the denomination of 10 kopeks. It was only valid for delivery
to addresses in Russian occupied Poland or Russia. After the 1863
uprising it was replaced by Russian postage.
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Cancellations on German, Austrian and Russian stamps before 1918
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