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Object | Accession Number: 2000.305.41

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    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. A purple inked rectangle with a black and white image and inscription is found on one side. 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 red rectangle and “60” is found in both top corners of the inked red rectangle. On top of the purple inked rectangle is a black stamp that extends past the area of the postage stamp on the left and bottom edges. The black stamp consists of an outer arc starting at the top right of the postage stamp and curving to the bottom left. Inside the arc are two horizontal lines that extend from the interior edge of the arc to the right edge of the postage stamp. One horizontal line is located approximately in the center of the postage stamp, while the other is at the base of the purple inked rectangle. Between the top horizontal lines “23.1.39” is stamped. Between the top horizontal line and the curved line there are some partial visible characters 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

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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:
    2023-12-18 08:42:27
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