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First Commemoratives of Central Lithuania

05 Nov 2018  Mon

The first commemorative stamps of Central Lithuania were issued on 1st February 1922 and belonged to the Introduction of the parliament series.

The Republic of Central Lithuania was a short-lived political entity, which did not gain international recognition. The republic was created in 1920 following the staged rebellion of soldiers of the 1st Lithuanian–Belarusian Infantry Division of the Polish Army.

The stamps of this short-lived country are handful yet important. The first commemorative series was launched in 1922 after the first elections took place. The Introduction of the parliament series comprised of a set of four stamps.

The 10 Polish Marka stamp depicts sowing woman with a farm and rising sun in the background.
The 25 Polish Marka stamp depicts the Coats of arms of Central Lithuania with an eagle with spread wings and a knight on a horse.
The 50 Polish Marka stamp depicts the Theater in Vilnius. The theatre is an important building in the country as it is also a seat of the parliament. And
The 75 Polish Marka depicts workers in an industrial area. The industry is depicted in the background and the workers are in traditional clothing.

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