SOUTHERN POLAND ISSUES 1918-1919
Austrian stamps overprinted "Poczta Polska". They were issued
from Krakow for use in southern Poland, early in 1919, using the Halerzy/Korona
3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 40, 50, 60, 80, 90 Halerzy, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10 Korona
in this series. Some of these stamps are very rare and valuable.
Many excellent forgeries of the overprint have been made.
Another Austrian stamp, surcharged 25 Halerzy. Reverse is "signed"
and marked as "Expertized" in Lwow. Some signatures are those of
experts who authenticated the stamp. Some signatures are those
of the owner. Many signatures are faked, in an attempt to increase
the value of the stamp, or to help pass off a forgery. Many stamps
(real or fake) do not have a signature.
Newspaper stamps issued from Krakow. 5 values in this set.
Postage due on Austrian Porto (postage due) stamp.
Good page with info on Krakow Overprints 1919
Overprinted Austrian stamps as issued in Lublin, late 1918. Issued
in the Halerzy denomination. Reverse is "signed" (in pencil in this
case). Other types of Austrian military FELDPOST stamps (similar
to the one below, but with a "Poczta Polska" / Eagle overprint) were also
issued from Lublin. Forged overprints exist.
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