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4-cent Paderewski

4c Ignacy Jan Paderewski single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1159
Description:

This Champion of Liberty Issue stamp honors Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish musician and politician. He was an accomplished pianist and composer. He also was an active member of the Polish National Committee and served as a representative to Washington to meet with President Woodrow Wilson. Following the First World War, he was appointed Prime Minister of Poland and later served as Polish Ambassador to the League of Nations. During the Second World War and the German occupation of Poland, he served as head of the Polish National Council, a Polish parliament in exile in London. The stamp depicts a medallion with Paderewski’s portrait.

United States; Poland; Europe; Ignacy Jan Paderewski; pianist; composer; politician; statesman; music; prime minister; ambassador; independence; champion; liberty; First World War; Second World War; Germany; League of Nations; parliament; exile; medallion; portrait

Date:
October 8, 1960
Medium:
paper; ink (blue); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5338
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Poland

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