Warsaw's road authority has completed procedures for its fifth auction of vehicles abandoned in the city and not claimed after six months, having already raised more than PLN 1 million (EUR 220,000) from earlier sales.
At exactly 5pm today, Warsaw will come to a stop to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. For 63 days, the city rose up against German occupation in a bid for freedom. One of those documenting the day-to-day realities was accidental photographer Eugeniusz Haneman.
The key to the coin's value is that it does not bear the tiny symbol of the Polish mint in Warsaw under the eagle’s right leg. The omission makes it a rarity among collectors.
Posting photos of the weapon on its website, Berlin auction house Carsten Zeige said that the sword “probably belonged to Sigismund III Vasa and came from a pre-war Polish collection.”
A German auction house has suspended the sale of a painting stolen from a Warsaw museum following protests from Poland.
Poland’s foreign minister has said that the sale in Germany of a painting stolen from Warsaw’s National Museum should never have taken place.
A Polish painting stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw has been sold at a Berlin auction house despite Polish requests that be withdrawn from the sale.
Expected to fetch between PLN 14 and PLN 22 million, which would have made it the most expensive artwork sold in Poland, the painting by Jacek Malczewski was being prepared for auction at the DESA Unicum auction house when police and staff from the National Museum arrived.
The staggering amount is one of the highest prices ever fetched at an art auction in Poland.
The photos of the legendary unit which fought in the Battle of Monte Cassino belonged to Captain Wincenty Tomaszewski, an officer of the Carpathian Lancers who after the war settled in Grimsby, UK.