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Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 2000.305.12

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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 with 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 has a center section and a border section. The border is divided into four rectangular sections, two horizontal and two vertical. The horizontal section at the top of the postage stamp extends the width of the inked image and “Deutsches Reich” is stamped within. The two vertical sections, one on the left and one on the right of the inked image, extend from the base of the top section to the bottom of the inked image. The bottom horizontal section sets between the two vertical sections. Inside the bottom horizontal section is a floral pattern. The center section of the image contains a “5” which is decoratively detailed surrounded by a geometric design. 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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