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Postage stamp, 3 Reichsmarks +7 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler

Object | Accession Number: 2005.375.13

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    Postage stamp, 3 Reichsmarks +7 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler


    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, gray ink outline on white paper : DEUTSCHES REICH
    front lower left, gray ink outline on white paper : 20 APRIL
    front lower right, gray text outline on white paper : 1943
    front top center frame above and left of portrait of Hitler; blue ink : 3 / +7

    Physical Details

    Exchange Media
    Postage stamps
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper stamp with perforated edges and a graphic design in black 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 3 is in the top left and +7 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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    Administrative Notes

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