40 groszy1964 - Proposed Monument for Defenders of Westerplatte, 1939.

40 groszy1964 - Proposed Monument for Defenders of Westerplatte, 1939.
Added by Maciej Pasztor
General Description : Westerplatte is a peninsula in Gdańsk, Poland, located on the Baltic Sea coast mouth of the Dead Vistula (one of the Vistula delta estuaries), in the Gdańsk harbour channel. From 1926 to 1939 it was the location of a Polish Military Transit Depot (WST), sanctioned within the territory of the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk).

It is famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, which was the first clash between Polish and German forces during the Invasion of Poland and thus the first battle of the European theater of World War II. It is one of the few places in Poland which have retained their German-era name completely intact.
Face value 40 groszy
Catalog code (Michel) 1534
Catalog code (Scott) 1273
Catalog code Polish Stamps Catalog 1385
Series World War II memorials (Part 1)
Place in series 2
Stamp colour Blue violet
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 4,048,800
Issue date 16/11/1964
Designer Stefan Małecki Grav: Edward Konecki
Paper type White, middel, smooth.
Print technique Steel engraving
Printed by PWPW (Państwowa Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych)
Perforation 11½ x 11 (harrow)
Height 37.00 mm
Width 21.00 mm
Catalog prices No catalog prices set yet

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