When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, it removed most symbols of Polish
identity from stamps.
In 1939, German stamps with "Deutsche Post OSTEN" (German Post in the
East) over printed on them were issued as temporary postage. Pre-war
(1938-39) Polish stamps with a German Eagle and Swastika overprint were
issued in 1940 for general use. They were replaced by Geman "Generalgouvernment"
stamps, issed from the administrative capital of Poland (Krakow), starting
This page is only intened to illustrate stamps issed
in Poland under German occupation. It is NOT inteneded to show any
approval or support for the Nazi regime which murdered 6 million Poles.
Stamps of 1940-41, showing scenes of historic buildings in Poland.
Most shown here illustrate buildings in Krakow, except the 1 Zloty, which
shows the Palace in Warsaw.
Issue of 1942-1944. All Polish content has been removed, including
the word Zloty.
1943 issue of a semi-postal stamp (1 Zloty + 2 Zlote surtax).
Note the name "Lemburg". This is the German name of the city of Lwow,
which the Germans took after it invaded Russia. Embossed Eagle in
1944 Semi-postal in 12,24 and 84 Groschen, each with a 1 Zloty surtax.
This issue marked Hitler's 55th Birthday.
Official Mail 6 and 50 Groschen. Note Groschen=Groszy.
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