Fischer 107-111 | Michel 123-129 | Scott 133-139 | Year of issue 1919 | Pre-war Poland
The introduction of the Polish Parliament.
107 Polish eagle
108 Ignacy Paderewski
109 Wojciech Trampczyński (size 21x25 mm)
110 Wojciech Trampczyński (size 17x20 mm)
111 Józef Piłsudski
112 Polish eagle, sailboat
The Sejm is the Polish parliament (the National Assembly).
A parliament is the main law-making body, made up of members wholly or partly elected by the people of the country. In the middle ages "Sejm" is sometimes translated as Diet.
The eagle is the coat of arms of Poland. Ignacy Paderewski (1860-1941) became Poland's prime minister during World War I and the country's recovery of independence. He is also known as a piano player and composer. Wojciech Trampczyński (1860-1953) was the first president of the Polish Diet.
Marshal Józef Piłsudski (1867-1935) was the military-political president of Poland. He was marshal of Poland and a key architect of the recovery of independence after World War I. He was the national leader in the late 1920s and 1930s.
A marshal in this case, is the Speaker of the Parliament.
A griffin (or gryphon) is an imaginary animal in stories with a lion's body and the wings and the head of an eagle.