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Object | Accession Number: 2000.305.7

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    Postage stamp


    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
    John Shields

    Physical Details

    Exchange Media
    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 in (2.2 cm) wide in size. An inked rectangle containing an image and inscription is found on one side. The ink is orange in color and the inked rectangle is smaller in size than the paper itself leaving an ink free boarder around the edge. The image contains an orange swastika located just above center with in a white circle and a wreath-like circular band. Below the swastika and wreath image is “Dienstmarke Deutsches Reich” on two lines in white. A white “8” is located in both top corners. On top of the orange and white image is another black ink stamp. This black ink stamp extends past the area of the postage stamp on the bottom and right edges. The visible part of the stamp includes two concentric arcs crossed with a horizontal straight line that extends from the left edge of the outer arc to the right edge of the postage stamp. Above this line and between the two arcs “BAD NAUHE” is stamped. There is also another partial visible letter after the “E”. Below the horizontal line “24635.18” is seen. Adhesive is found on the other side. The image from the other side is faintly seen in reverse on adhesive side.
    overall: Height: 1.060 inches (2.692 cm) | Width: 0.880 inches (2.235 cm)
    overall : Paper, Ink, Adhesive

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    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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