March to freedom

Fischer 336-338 (Sheet 8) | Michel 357-359 (Sheet 8) | Scott B35 | Year of issue 1939 | Pre-war Poland

25 years of the march to freedom of the Polish legion.

Sheet 8
Józef Piłsudski with the Polish legion (see Fischer 335)
Józef Piłsudski (see Fischer 275), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (see Fischer 298)

Glossary

Józef Piłsudski (1867-1935) was the military-political president of Poland. He was marshal of Poland and a key architect of the regaining of independence after World War I. He was the national leader in the late 1920s and 1930s.
Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886-1941) was the successor to marshal Józef Piłsudski.

Translations

XXV Rocznica wymarszu ku wolności 1914.6.VIII.1939 = 25th anniversary of the march to freedom 1914 6 August 1939.
Nadpłata 1 Zł na FON (Fundusz Obrony Narodowej) = 1 Złoty surcharge for FON (National Defence Fund).

Relevant pages

Fischer 335 (Józef Piłsudski with the Polish legion)
Fischer 275 (Józef Piłsudski)
Fischer 298 (Edward Rydz-Śmigły)

Find other Polish stamps depicting Józef Piłsudski

Resources

Józef Piłsudski
Polish Legions in World War I
Second Polish Republic
Edward Rydz-Śmigły

Cancellations


Cancelled sheet 8