Here is a complete ‘award package’ issued to a recipient of the Medal of Independence. It consists of the following components:
1) the decoration – full size and miniature
2) the presentation box for the decoration with its image embossed in gold on the lower portion of the lid
3) the full size diploma printed on parchment paper (by Jan Cotty of Warsaw)
4) the storage tube for the diploma, the colours reflecting the black with red stripe ribbon motif
5) the ID booklet
6) the shipping carton that neatly holds the presentation box and diploma storage tube
PS I’ve also included a picture showing other items from this grouping. Józef Niewiara was a former political prisoner (member of the Association of Political Prisoners; badge and legitymacja shown) and was awarded the Medal for 10 Years of Independence in 1928.