Exhibits

DR. EDWIN J. ANDREWS

Józef Piłsudski, Father of Poland’s Independence –

The Second Republic

This is an eight frame display exhibit detailing the life of Józef Piłsudski, a Polish patriot and leader. The exhibit spans from his birth in 1867 to his death in 1935, detailing the major influences in his life, and his legacy, which extends to the present day.

Exhibit size: 128 pages (8 frames)

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DR. EDWIN J. ANDREWS

The Seven Months of Marienwerder Plebiscite Stamps

The Part of the Polish Corridor Named Kwidzyn

Single frame exhibit that shows the various stamp issues associated with the Merienwerder Plebiscite in the ceded portion of West Prussia known as the “Polish Corridor,” March 1920 through August 1920.

Exhibit size: 16 pages

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DR. JULIAN AULEYTNER

1918 – 1920 POLISH POST IN POLAND

When independence was declared on November 11, 1918, Poland had to integrate the former German and Austrian postal systems and the two different currencies. The purpose of this exhibit is to document the process of nationalization and unification of the Polish Post through the introduction of new postal rates and markings, as well as definitive stamps, of this new country on the European map.

Exhibit size: 78 pages (5 frames)

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JAY CARRIGAN

Polish DP Camps in Germany – The Lübeck Complex

 

A traditional showing of the stamp issues used in Polish Displaced Persons Camps in the vicinity of Lübeck from May through October, 1945.

Exhibit size: 16 pages

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RONALD KLIMLEY

The 1924 Polish Currency Redenomination – the Polish Mark to the Złoty

 

A traditional one frame exhibit showing the postal effects of hyperinflation, (beginning on September 1, 1923,) & ultimately redenomination which began on May 1, 1924. Shown are the three distinct periods which occurred; hyperinflation, redenomination, and the aftermath. Examination of all of the rate periods during this time is not within the scope of this exhibit.

Exhibit size: 16 pages

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RONALD KLIMLEY

The 1966 Polish Millennium Issue

 

This is a traditional first day cover exhibit of the 1966 Polish Millennium stamp. The political climate in Poland when this stamp was issued, and the ensuing political negotiation, adds significantly to the importance of this stamp. In 1966 the Communist Government was in power in Poland and a “Government in Exile” working to liberate Poland was located in London.

Exhibit size: 114 pages (7+ frames)

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WIESLAW KOSTKA

Reissue of 1945 Hero Issues Bearing New Values and Colors

 

The purpose of this exhibit is to illustrate the proofs, plate defects, color and perforation variations of the 25 groszy Romauald Traugutt stamp with the 22.I.1863 and 5 złoty denomination change surcharge. The exhibit also includes a study of the surcharge itself.

Exhibit size: 16 pages

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CHRIS KULPINSKI

Soviet Occupation of Poland, 1939-1941

 

The secret German-Russian non-aggression pact of August 23, 1939 opened the way for Russian advancement into Poland. This exhibit documents the introduction of the Soviet postal system into the annexed Polish territories and illustrates the use of postage stamps, markings, rates and languages in a time where there were, in several cases, different rates for the same service, acceptance of both Polish and Russian postage and the chaos created by the use of two different alphabets – Latin and Cyrillic.

Exhibit size: 80 pages (5 frames)

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DR. JAMES MAZEPA

Postal Service in Liberated Poland, July 1944-1946

 

As the Second World War was ending, Poland faced the arduous task of reestablishing its postal services. During 1944-1945 different parts of the country were liberated at different times. Two series of stamps were used. Mail was serviced by civilian and military offices. Postal material and cancellers of the former occupiers were manipulated and reused until a unified Polish Post (Poczta Polska) was created in late 1945 into 1946.

Exhibit size: 39 pages

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DR. JAMES MAZEPA

Poland: Lublin Postal Administration, Provisional Postal Cards, December 1918-1919

 

Poland became an independent country on November 11, 1918. At that time they did not have their own stamps. The two largest postal administrations, Warsaw and Lublin, provisionally overprinted the stamps of the former occupiers into Polish stamps and stationery. While in Warsaw, the Germania postal cards were overprinted into a multitude of varieties, certainly at least over 50 types. In the Lublin Administration only two Austrian field postal cards were overprinted in Polish cards. This exhibit is about those two cards.

Exhibit size: 16 pages

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DR. JAMES MAZEPA

POLAND: WARSAW-PRAGA POST OFFICES

October 1944-1945

 

This one-frame exhibit will document the the existence of the eight Praga Post Offices and the one suboffice beginning with their creation in Sepember 1944.

Exhibit size: 16 pages

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ANDREW URUSHIMA

The 1944 Gross Born POW Olympics

This single-frame exhibit presents the commemorative stamps, postal stationery and other philatelic material issued to commemorate the 1944 POW Olympic Games at the Gross Born Officer’s camp. Organized under the Geneva Convention, the postal services at this camp, played important day-to-day role by delivering intra-camp mail and served as a social outlet for prisoners to pass the time of imprisonment.

Exhibit size: 16 pages

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