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Postage stamp, 12 Reichsmarks +38 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler

Object | Accession Number: 2005.375.14

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    Postage stamp, 12 Reichsmarks +38 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler

    Overview

    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.
    Date
    issue:  1943 April 13
    commemoration:  1943 April 20
    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terry Friedman
    Markings
    front center below portrait of Hitler, red ink outline on white paper : DEUTSCHES REICH [GERMAN EMPIRE]
    front lower left, red ink outline on white paper : 20 APRIL
    front lower right, red text outline on white paper : 1943
    front top center frame above and left of portrait of Hitler; blue ink : 12 / +38

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Postage stamps
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper stamp with perforated edges and a graphic design in 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 12 is in the top left and +38 is right of center. Reverse is covered with aged yellowed adhesive. Stamp is not canceled.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.120 inches (2.845 cm) | Width: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive

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    Conditions 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 14:35:51
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