Polish Post to introduce stamp commemorating Constitution of May 3 adoption

The Polish Post will introduce a special edition "230th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of May 3 stamp,” the state-owned company announced. The stamp will be worth PLN 3.30 and there will be 168,000 released.

"The author of the design, Jan Konarzewski, presented a fragment of Jan Matejko's painting ‘Constitution of May 3, 1791’, from the collection of the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw on the stamp,” the Polish Post stated in a press release. In addition to the stamp, the company will also issue a limited edition of the First Day of Circulation envelope.

"The stamp dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the May 3 Constitution was developed in cooperation with the Royal Castle, based on one of the scenes from the famous painting by master Jan Matejko. Reminding about the most important events in the history of Poland and Poles is the responsibility of the National Postal Operator, which our company takes on with pride," said Tomasz Zdzikot, the president of Polish Post, in the press release.

The company recalled that the May 3 Constitution passed in 1791 by the Four-Year Sejm was the first modern, written constitution in Europe and the second in the world (after the American constitution of 1787). On its basis, the Montesquieu's division of power was adopted.

The company also introduced a postage stamp commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, where the Constitution of May 3 was adopted.