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Ignaz Jan Paderewski

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) was a concert pianist, composer, politician and Prime Minster of Poland. He spoke seven langauges. He signed the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I on behalf of Poland. He died while in the USA aged 80. His body is in St John's Archcathedral in Warsaw but his heart, encased in a bronze sculpture, is in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa near Doylestown, Pennsylvania. I wonder if this plate was designed for him as a gift, because of the way the first name is spelled?





Date: 1908
Paper size: 133 x 95 mm
Design: 108 x 75 mm max.
Credit: INV W.P.B. (William Phillips Barrett)
Designer: Charles Bird
Proof: MH
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