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13 May 2020

Pope John Paul II Birth Centenary

(Joint Issue with Slovakia)

Poland; Pope John Paul II Birth Centenary, 13 May 2020. Images from Poczta Polska.

100th anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II

On May 13, 2020, as part of the joint issue with the Slovak Post Office, a postage stamp with the value of PLN 5.00 “100th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint John Paul II” was introduced into circulation.

The stamp shows the figure of Saint John Paul II against the backdrop of the papal house; along the bottom edge there is an inscription: 100. ROCZNICA URODZIN ŚWIĘTY JANA PAWŁA II and an inscription: POLSKA and notation: 5 ZŁ; the tag features the figures of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal J. CH. Korca against the backdrop of the mountains; along the upper edge there is an inscription: PAPIEŻ JAN PAWEŁ II I CARDINAL J.CH. KOREC, NITRA, SLOVAKIA, 1995.

The stamps were printed using the offset technique, on fluorescent paper, in the format 43 x 31.25 mm, with 210,000 copies. The sales sheet contains 6 stamps + 6 tags.

An FDC envelope was issued on this occasion.

Project author: Maciej Jędrysik

Arkusiki broadcast “100th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint John Paul II” will be included in the subscription for sheets. The Slovak version of the issue will not be available for sale.

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