Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 2000.305.37

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    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 inches (2.2 cm) wide in size. An inked rectangle with white image and inscription is found on one side. The ink is blue 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 blue rectangle and “25” is found in both top corners of the inked blue rectangle. On top of the blue and white image is a black stamped which extends beyond the area of the postage stamp on the top, left and right edges of the postage stamp. The black stamp consists of two concentric arcs approximately at the center of the blue image and a horizontal line that cuts through both arcs and across the width of the postage stamp at approximately a third of the way down from the top of the postage stamp. At the very top of the postage stamp, “ 12” is stamped. 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

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 by John Shields.
    Record last modified:
    2023-12-18 08:42:27
    This page:

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us