|Added by||Maciej Pasztor|
|General Description :||Sigismund's Column, erected in 1644, is located in Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland. It is one of Warsaw's most famous landmarks and one of the oldest secular monuments in northern Europe. The column and statue commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596 had moved Poland's capital from Kraków to Warsaw.
On the Corinthian column (which used to be of red marble), 8.5 m high, a sculpture of the King, 2.75-metres high, in archaistic armour is placed. Sigismund's Column now stands at 22 metres and is adorned by four eagles. The king is dressed in armor and carries a cross in one hand and wields a sword in the other.
|Face value||3 Grosze|
|Catalog code (Michel)||PL 229|
|Catalog code (Scott)||229|
|Catalog code||Polish Stamps Catalog 207 I|
|Series||Monuments and sailing-boat|
|Paper type||White or very thin paper|
|Printed by||Panstwowe Zaklady Graficzne|
|Perforation||10 to 13|
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