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Postage stamp, 24 Reichsmarks +76 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler

Object | Accession Number: 2005.375.12

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    Postage stamp, 24 Reichsmarks +76 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler

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    Brief Narrative
    Postage stamp issued by the German government to commemorate the 54th birthday of Adolf Hitler on April 20, 1943. It was issued in a series of 6. Designed by Gottfreid Klein, it features a realistic portrait of Hitler in right profile, with a quill, torch, and sword in the borders.
    issue:  1943 April 13
    commemoration:  1943 April 20
    issue: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terry Friedman
    front center below portrait of Hitler, dark red ink outline on white paper : DEUTSCHES REICH [GERMAN EMPIRE]
    front lower left, dark red ink outline on white paper : 20 APRIL
    front lower right, dark red text outline on white paper : 1943
    front top center frame above and left of portrait of Hitler; dark red ink : 24 / +76

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    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper stamp with perforated edges and a graphic design in dark red ink. Front center has a realistic portrait of Adolf Hitler facing right and surrounded by a wreath, flanked on the left by a torch with a swastika and overlaid by a palm branch and on the right by a sword with the Nazi emblem and a swastika. On the lower left side is the date, with German text in lower center border. Denomination 24 is in the top left and +76 is right of center. Reverse is covered with aged yellowed adhesive. Stamp is not canceled.
    overall: Height: 1.120 inches (2.845 cm) | Width: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive

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    The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Terry Friedman.
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