4¢ Ignacy J. Paderewski
Champions of Liberty Series
Issue Date: October 8, 1960
City: Washington, D.C.
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 10 1/2 x 11
The seventh addition to the “Champions of Liberty” Series, U.S. #1159, honors Polish patriot and musician Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The stamp pictures an image of Paderewski based on a painting by famed Polish artist Tade Styka.
Ignacy J. Paderewski (1860-1941)
Born in Poland, Ignacy Paderewski was arguably the finest musician of his era, and also famed for his wit. Paderewski frequently performed before huge crowds in the U.S. He bought land in California and established a vineyard. Paderewski championed Poland’s independence and later served as its third Prime Minister. He died in New York in 1941 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.