Postcard 1923 3 Dec. Krakow to Tarnow
The postcard is interesting from several angles.
Poland experienced inflation between 1921 & May 1925, although not on the same scale as Germany, nor were the changes as frequent. The Polish Post Office stopped printing pre-paid postal cards in 1922, instead, printing cards in the old format but without indica to which appropriate stamps were attached.
This card is an example of this with postage of 15,000 Marks applied, being the domestic postcard rate 1 Dec 1923 to 31 Dec 1923.
Poland had been divided between Austria, Prussia/Germany and Russia between 1795-1918. Krakow, being in the Austrian part, used Austrian stamps & cancellors were bi-lingual with 'Krakau' on top & Polish 'Krakow' on the bottom. Here is an unmodified example used in 1919 after Poland had gained her independence
This type of cancellor was modified by erasing the top German part leaving the Polish 'Krakow' on the bottom, & it is this type that is used on the infla postcard a full 5 years after independence.
By a coincidence I just won another postcard from this period, but to an international destination. They will nicely complement each other on the album page.