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Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 2000.305.6

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    Postage stamp

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    One postage stamp from a collection consisting of postage stamps of varying values issued by the Deutsches Reich.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of John Shields
    Contributor
    John Shields

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Postage stamps
    Object Type
    Postage stamps (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Postage stamp made of paper, rectangular in shape with scalloped edges and approximately 1 1/16 inches (2.6 cm) tall by 7/8 inches (2.2 cm) wide in size. An inked rectangle with white image and inscription is found on one side. The ink is brown in color and the inked rectangle is smaller in size than the paper itself leaving an ink free boarder around the edge. Profile image of a man’s face facing to the left is found at the center of the image and is enclosed in a circle. “Deutsches Reich” is along the bottom of the inked brown rectangle and “10” is found in both top corners of the inked brown rectangle. On top of the brown image is another black ink stamp. This black ink stamp extends past the area of the postage stamp on the top, right and left edges. The visible part of the stamp includes: a section of a larger outer circle which approximately appears across the middle/center of the postage stamp, a section of a smaller inner circle whish appears towards the top of the postage stamp, and a horizontal straight line that connects to the sides of the smaller inner circle. Above the horizontal line “50.6.38-17” is visible. An “S” and a possible partial “T” found at the very top left corner of the postage stamp. Adhesive is found on the other side. The image from the other side is faintly seen in reverse on adhesive side. A rectangular piece of paper or tape is attached to the adhesive side of the postage stamp.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.060 inches (2.692 cm) | Width: 0.880 inches (2.235 cm)
    Materials
    overall : Paper, Ink, Adhesive

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 by John Shields.
    Record last modified:
    2023-12-11 15:52:10
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