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Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 2000.305.22

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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 white 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. Within a scroll along the top of the image is “REICHS POST”. At the bottom of the image “PE” is found in both corners and within the ends of a scroll. The bottom scroll’s path is interrupted by the number “10” which is not in the scroll but between the two scroll sections. At the center of the image is a depiction of an eagle with wings spread and facing left. The eagle is contained within a circle. Ornate floral details are found both inside and around the circle. On top of the red image is an additional black ink stamp which extends past the area of the postage stamp on the left, right, and bottom edges. The visible portions of the black ink stamp include two concentric circles crossed by a horizontal rectangular section. The top and bottom sections of the smaller inner circle not covered by the horizontal section are decorated with vertical lines. The numbers “29.1.94.1-2” are stamped within the horizontal section. Above the smaller circle and within the larger outer circle “LEIPZIG” is stamped. 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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 by John Shields.
    Record last modified:
    2023-12-18 08:42:25
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