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Welcome to the Website of the Polonus Polish Philatelic Society

The world's leading philatelic organization dedicated to the study and promotion of Polish philately in the English language. Founded as a Chicago stamp club in February 1939, Polonus has expanded its reach to a global membership with emphasis on education, research and service programs. The Polonus Bulletin, published without interruption since 1942, represents the intellectual property of the society and is considered by members to be a major benefit. Whether your interests are Polish stamps, Polish postal history, or simply learning more about Poland's history and culture, explore this site to discover the many benefits offered by the Polonus Polish Philatelic Society. You will find that membership is worth considering.

In navigating this website, you will find selective sections that are restricted for "members only", who must login with the user name and password provided when becoming a Polonus member. If you are a member and forgotten your user name or password, click on Login / Logout to request missing login data.

Another helpful hint, whenever you see a menu item or submenu item with a + before the item, clicking on it will open a dropdown choice of additional items from which you may access. On this homepage for example, by clicking on Home you will find a dropdown with the following submenu items that may be accessed by clicking the selected item.

  • News & Events - This section will normally post the latest “Message from the President” and other timely news about the society.
  • Annual Meeting - Listing of plans for future annual meetings and exhibitions.
  • Upcoming Polonus Shows - Listing of plans for future annual meetings and exhibitions.

The POLONUS POLISH PHILATELIC SOCIETY STORE is now open and available for purchases on eBay. Our sales on eBay are intended to reach a wider international audience than the Society website or our quarterly publication, the Polonus Bulletin. Please read the whole announcment with full information: PolonusStoreAnnouncement.pdf

On March 25, 2022, Poczta Polska issued a special postage stamp showing the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag and the red and white colors of the Polish flag, and inscriptions reading "Jesteśmy z Wami" and "Mи з Baми", which mean "We are with you." The first day ceremony for the stamp was conducted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warszawa, with the deputy ambassador of Ukraine and the Polish Deputy Foreign Minister in attendance.

The stamp is denominated as Priotytetowy S, which is the class of mail in regular envelopes (S), receiving priority (next day) service within Poland. It sells for 4.50 zł. Poczta Polska notes that the introduction of this issue into circulation in such a short time was possible mainly due to the enormous commitment of the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW), which completed the order for the production 3,000,000 stamps in record time. Poczta Polska stated that "While enjoying the freedom and independence of our homeland, we cannot pretend that the current situation in the world does not concern us. No one else understands better than the Poles the need to fight an invader."

The official FDC for the issue depicts a sculpture of the goddess Brzegini (Ukrainian Berehynia) standing on Independence Square in Kiev, popularly known as Majdan, symbolizing the independence of Ukraine.
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