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Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 2000.305.11

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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 in (2.2 cm) wide in size. An inked rectangle containing an image and inscription is found on one side. The ink is red 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 a red 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 “12” is located in both top corners. On top of the red 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 an arc that extends from the top right left edge of the postage stamp to the bottom right edge of the postage stamp. Along the top interior of the arc, “ERLAN” is stamped in a curve. Stamped below “ERLAN” in three lines from top to bottom are “23 4 3” “17-18” and “2” (the “8” and “2” are partial characters). Adhesive is found on the other side. The image from the other side is faintly seen in reverse on adhesive side.
    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 15:52:11
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