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See experimental proposed "Union Catalog," which tries to rationalize catalog listings of Przedbórz stamps.

While all catalogs seem to use the same basic genuine stamp catalog numbers and types, they differ in the suffixes used for major perforation & other varieties. This page summarizes the differences in two tables:

  1. The first table lists major perforation varieties.
  2. The second table lists other catalog varieties.

Notes for perforation varieties:
  1. Fischer numbers are 2006, Tom II; Michel numbers are 1997/98 Europa-Katalog Ost; PZP (Polskie Znaki Pocztowe) is 1966, Tom IV.
  2. Fischer numbers are also used by Jankowski and Korzeń, Katalog Znaczków I Całostek Ziem Polskich, 1997, Tom II.
  3. Michel numbers are also used by Petriuk [1985], Barefoot [1999], Głuszek, and this website.

Catalog Cross-Reference (major perfs. only, not other varieties)

Fischer Catalog & Jankowski and Korzeń
Michel Catalog & Petriuk; Barefoot; Głuszek; and this website
Issue I
     Imperf. 1A, 2A 1B, 2B 1A, 2A
    Perf. 11½ 1B, 2B 1A, 2A (Barefoot uses 1 & 2, not 1A & 2A) 1B, 2B
Issue II
     Imperf. 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A 3C, 4C, 5C, 6C 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A
    Perf. 10 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B (both perf. 10 and perf. 11½) 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B
    Perf. 11½ 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B 3C, 4C, 5C, 6C
Issue III
     Imperf. 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A 7B, 8B, 9B, 10B 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A
    Perf. 10 7B, 8B, 9B, 10B 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A 7B, 8B, 9B, 10B
Issue IV
     Imperf. 11A, 12A, 13A, 14A 11C, 12C, 13C, 14C 11A, 12A, 13A, 14A
    Perf. 10 11B, 12B, 13B, 14B (both perf. 10 and perf. 11½) 11A, 12A, 13A, 14A 11B, 12B, 13B, 14B
    Perf. 11½ 11B, 12B, 13B, 14B 11C, 12C, 13C, 14C
Issue V
     Imperf. 15A, 16A, 17A, 18A 15C, 16C, 17C, 18C 15A, 16A, 17A, 18A
    Perf. 10 15B, 16B, 17B, 18B (both perf. 10 and perf. 11½) 15A, 16A, 17A, 18A 15B, 16B, 17B, 18B
    Perf. 11½ 15B, 16B, 17B, 18B 15C, 16C, 17C, 18C

Other Cataloged Varieties
  1. Michel Ost and Jankowski and Korzeń do NOT list other catalog varieties. But Petriuk uses Michel numbers so either he's defining new ones, or there is some other specialized Michel catalog I've not seen.
  2. PZP lists many varieties, but does NOT assign separate catalog numbers, although in Issue II (PZP page 1087) proofs and makulatura are grouped as follows:
    Group I has no background color, Group II has the changed (rose or green) background colors, and
    Group III are two-sided "proofs" or makulatura.
  3. An "s" in the Fischer listing (e.g. 2Bs, 4As, 7As, etc.) is actually part of the catalog number, not a plural designation
Fischer Catalog
Issue I
    2 gr "Brick-colored": 1AP1, 1BP1
Green: 1AP2, 1BP2:
"light-brown red " or Green: P1A (perf.), P1B (imperf.) (perf. or imperf.):"orange-brown": 1PA;   "Olive-green": 1PB "Rust-colored" or Green: 1P
    4 gr 2AP1, 2BP1: Olive
2AP2, 2BP2: Light brown
Olive or Light brownish: P2A (perf.), P2B (imperf.) (perf. or imperf.): "Olive-green": 2PA;   "orange-brown": 2PB Olive or Light brown: 2P
  Other Varieties
    4 gr 2Bs: Two rows of perfs. on top and one row on the sides and bottom    
Issue II
    Without background color (& ungummed, per Petriuk) 3AP1, 4AP1, 5AP1, 6AP1 3Pa, 4Pa, 5Pa, 6Pa 3PA, 4PA, 5PA, 6PA
    Changed background color (3AP2, with Rose background, mistakenly omitted from the catalog) 
4AP2 (Green background), 5AP2 (Rose background), 6AP2 (Green background) 
3Pb, 5Pb (Light Rose background); 4Pb, 6Pb (Green background) 3PB, 5PB (Rose background); 4PB, 6PB (Green background)
  "Makulatura", or printers' waste (or "two-sided proofs")
    1st number is the front side, 2nd is the gummed side. 3A/4A, 3A/6A, 4A/5A;
P1 proofs: 3A/4A P1, 3A/6A P1, 4A/5A P1, 5A/4A P1, 6A/3A P1, 6A/5A P1
3Pc1 = 3Pa/4Pa; 3Pc2 = 3Pa/6Pa; 4Pc = 4Pa/5Pa; 5Pc = 5Pa/4Pa; 6Pc1 = 6Pa/3Pa; 6Pc2 = 6Pa/5Pa (Barefoot calls these "se-tenant," and does not assign catalog numbers.)
  Other Varieties
    Perf 10 X 11½ 3Ba    
    "PRZEDBÓKZ" Variety 4As, 4Bs, 4AP1s, 4AP2s (P1 & P2 being the above proof varieties)  
Issue III
  "Makulatura", or printers' waste (or "two-sided proofs")
    1st number is the front side, 2nd is the gummed side. 7A/8A, 7A/10A, 8A/7A, 8A/9A, 9A/8A, 10A/7A 7Pa = 7B/8B; 7Pb = 7B/10B; 8Pa = 8B/7B; 8Pb = 8B/9B; 9Pa = 9B/8B; 10P = 10B/7B
  Other Varieties
    Malformed 2 in pos. 43 7As, 7Bs 7A2, 7B2
Issue IV
  "Makulatura", or printers' waste (or "two-sided proofs")
    1st number is the front side, 2nd is the gummed side.
(Petriuk uses one catalog number for all gum-side varieties)
11A/12A, 11A/14A, 12A/13A, 13A/12A, 14A/11A 11Pa = 11C/{12C or 14C};
12Pa = 12C/{11C or 13C};
13Pa = 13C/12C;
14Pa = 14C/11C;
Issue V Varieties
     (Fischer lists no Issue V varieties) (Petriuk assigns no catalog numbers for Issue V varieties) 15a = extra line in right margin;
16a = missing dot at left of "1918"
16b = top fantail, perf 10;
17a = right fantail, perf. 10;
17b = left fantail, perf. 10;
18a = right fantail, perf. 10
(see Barefoot, pg 26.)

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