Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stamp Investment Tip: Poland 1947 Polish Culture Souvenir Sheet (Scott #412A)

In 1947, Poland issued a colorful souvenir sheet honoring Polish Culture, and featuring famous Poles, including Frederic Chopin and Marie Curie (Scott #412A). Only 50,000 were issued, and Scott '10 prices the souvenir sheet at $ 210.00.

With 38 million people, Poland is one of the fastest growing economies of all of the former Communist countries, with annual GDP growth averaging 5.5% over the past 5 years. The nation has steadfastly pursued a policy of economic liberalization, and was not severely impacted by the recent global financial crisis. It is likely that Poland will be one of the world's fastest growing economies over the next several decades. In addition, there are some 10 million Polish Americans with ties to the country.

Better stamps of Poland will rise in value as the country prospers and the population of Polish stamp collectors increases. Interest in Polish history and national pride are important elements in the culture of this oft-conquered people, and I am a big believer in taking into account the thematic interests of a collecting population when assessing the investment potential of an item.

Those interested in joining a community of stamp collectors, investors, and dealers are welcome to join the "Stampselectors" group at Facebook. The group provides an excellent venue for trading stamps with members from around the world, as well as being a forum for discussion of stamp investing and practical aspects of collecting.


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