The Polish parliament

Fischer 107-111 | Michel 123-129 | Scott 133-139 | Year of issue 1919 | Pre-war Poland

The introduction of the Polish Parliament.

Fischer 107
Fischer 108
Fischer 109
Fischer 110
107
Polish eagle
108
Ignacy Paderewski
109
Wojciech Trampczyński
(size 21x25 mm)
110
Wojciech Trampczyński
(size 17x20 mm)

Fischer 111
Fischer 112
Fischer 113
111
Józef Piłsudski
112
Polish eagle, sailboat
113
Griffin

Glossary

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.

Translations

Sejm 1919 roku = Sejm, the year 1919.

Relevant pages

Find other Polish stamps depicting the Polish eagle
Find other Polish stamps depicting Ignacy Paderewski
Find other Polish stamps depicting Józef Piłsudski

Resources

Sejm
Coat of arms of Poland
Ignacy Paderewski
Wojciech Trampczyński
Józef Piłsudski
Griffin