Poland 2022 "Poles in Siberia - Aleksander Czekanowski"
Stanley Gibbons: ,
based on portrait of Czekanowski painted by
Franciszek Tegazzo (wzór) and Aleksander Regulski, oublished in 1877.
|Stamps in set
||3.60 PLN - Aleksander Czekanowski
|Size (width x height)
||Stamp size: 31.25mm x 39.50mm
||Sheets of 50 stamps
||FDC x 1
||PWPW Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartosciowych
On May 23rd
2022, Post Authority of Poland issued a stamps
"Poles in Siberia - Aleksander Czekanowski".
Aleksander Piotr Czekanowski
(12 February 1833 – 30 October 1876) was a Polish geologist, paleontologist
and explorer of Siberia.
He was born on 12 February 1833 in Krzemieniec, Volhynia.
An Ammonite on the postmark of FDC with stamp of Aleksander Piotr Czekanowski, Poland 2022
Shortly after the birth of Aleksander, his family moved to Kiev (today, the capital of Ukraine
In 1850 Aleksander began studying medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Kiev.
After graduating with a diploma in medicine in 1855, Aleksander realized that he did not like medicine.
The 25-year-old Czekanowski moved to Dorpat University in Tartu (a city in modern Estonia
to study mineralogy.
During his studies in Kiev and Tartu and his later period of employment, Czekanowski
carried out studies in the natural sciences, collecting geological and paleontological
materials, including rich paleontological material from the
Baltic Paleozoic and organized the mineralogical collections of the university
During his exile in Siberia between 1863 and 1875, Czekanowski made many important paleontological discoveries.
His monograph on the Irkutsk province (Eastern Siberia), published in 1872, was awarded a gold medal, and the collections
collected in Ust-Baley formed the basis of the famous work on the Jurassic flora
, written by professor
Geer of the University of Zurich.
Several genera and numerous species of plant and animal fossils, as well as four present–day plants,
are named after him
In addition, a Mountain range (the Czekanowski Mountains) 320 kilometers in length near the Lower Glensk
is named after him.
A mountain in the Chamar Daban Range near Lake Baikal also bears his name - Czekanowski Peak.
For more details, please click here
The postmark from the FDC shows an Ammonite.
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review and his valuable comments.