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Postage stamp, 3 pfennig, from the Official Series of 1938 issued by Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2005.375.8

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    Postage stamp, 3 pfennig, from the Official Series of 1938 issued by Nazi Germany

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Postage stamp issued by the German government in 1938 for use by members of the National Socialist Party to send official mail. This is one from a series of 11 stamps, with the following denominations: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 30, 40. It features the Nazi Government emblem, the Reichsadler [Imperial Eagle], looking to the right with outstretched wings, perched atop a pedestal holding a swastika in its talons.
    Date
    issue:  1938 January 26
    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terry Friedman
    Markings
    front, white text inside brown border : DEUTSCHE / ARBEITERPARTEI / DEUTSCHES REICH / NATIONALSOZIAL [GERMAN LABOR PARTY / GERMAN EMPIRE / NATIONAL SOCIALISM]
    front, left and right of pedestal, in brown ink : 3 / 3

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Postage stamps
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper stamp with perforated edges. Front has a graphic design in brown ink. The central image is of a dexter eagle with outstretched wings, atop a pedestal, holding in its talons a wreath with a swastika. Denomination 3 is printed to the left and the right of the pedestal. The brown border has German text in white and swastikas in the upper left and right corners. Background is white with thin brown lines. Reverse is covered with aged yellow adhesive. Stamp is not canceled.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.000 inches (2.54 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 2005 by Terry Friedman.
    Record last modified:
    2024-01-05 14:35:20
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