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Mikołaja Kopernika

The Generalgouvernement issued this stamp on 23 May 1943 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Mikołaja Kopernika (Nicholas Copernicus).

The stamp was available in a sheetlet of 10 stamps.

Several plate flaws exist, including this copy missing the period after “24” in the left-hand date.

The sheetlets were printed in sheets of four sheetlets, and minor printing differences exist between the four sheet positions.  Among the variations is a broken axis on the globe for the sheetlets at plate position 4.

MiNr. 104 Klb Plate 3 (left) and Plate 4 (right)

In addition, proofs were printed on yellow paper, and without the dates printed on the stamps.

Set Date(s)

23 May 1943

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Mikołaja Kopernika

The Generalgouvernement issued this stamp on 23 May 1943 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Mikołaja Kopernika (Nicholas Copernicus).

The stamp was available in a sheetlet of 10 stamps.

Several plate flaws exist, including this copy missing the period after “24” in the left-hand date.

The sheetlets were printed in sheets of four sheetlets, and minor printing differences exist between the four sheet positions.  Among the variations is a broken axis on the globe for the sheetlets at plate position 4.

MiNr. 104 Klb Plate 3 (left) and Plate 4 (right)

In addition, proofs were printed on yellow paper, and without the dates printed on the stamps.

Set Date(s)

23 May 1943

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)