Poland: stamps with Banach, Copernicus and Sierpinski

By on 15/02/2016

In this article we present the Poland stamps   with mathematical theme.


Stefan Banach

This stamp was issued in 1982 as part of a set of 4 stamps, all of them concerning mathematicians

Nicolaus Copernicus

These two stamps were issued in 1953 as a separate set.

Nicolaus Copernicus
This block was issued in the year 1973 at the occasion of the Philatelistic World Exhibition. Since the 500th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus was celebrated – a hint is given in the lower left corner – this topic was chosen for the stamp. The Latin text in both upper corners reads like:

Copernican circular planes
or the system of the universe completely
derived from the Copernican hypothesis
and presented in the plane.

Nicolaus Copernicus
This set of stamps was issued at the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1973). The stamps show different portraits and also different backgrounds:

  • A graphics of the heliocentric solar system,
  • a relief of the King Sigismund I.,
  • the coat of arms of Western Prussia with the eagle holding a sword with an additional human arm, and
  • a part of the front page of his first work issued on 1509.

Wacław Sierpinski
This stamp was issued in 1982 as part of a set of 4 stamps, all of them concerning mathematicians.


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