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Postage stamp, 1.25 lira, issued by Italy to honor German-Italian friendship

Object | Accession Number: 2005.375.19

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    Postage stamp, 1.25 lira, issued by Italy to honor German-Italian friendship

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    Brief Narrative
    Postage stamp issued by the Fascist government of Italy to honor the alliance between Germany and Italy. It features Hitler in cap and Mussolini in helmet, facing each other in profile, with a German and an Italian soldier in the background.
    issue:  1941 January 10-1941 April 02
    issue: Italy
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terry Friedman
    front bottom center, in white ink on blue background : POSTE / ITALIANE
    front bottom left corner : LIRE / 1.25
    front bottom right corner : LIRE / 1.25

    Physical Details

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    Postage stamps
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper stamp with perforated edges. Front has graphic design in blue ink. The central image features realistic portraits of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, facing each other. Hitler is in right profile and wears a military hat with a Nazi emblem; Mussolini is in left profile and wears a helmet with a chin strap. In the background space between their 2 profiles are 2 soldiers, facing forward and holding rifles; the one behind Hitler wears a German uniform, the one behind Mussolini, an Italian uniform. Italian text is at center bottom; the denomination 1.25 is in the lower left and right corners. Reverse is covered with aged yellowed adhesive. Stamp is not canceled.
    overall: Height: 0.880 inches (2.235 cm) | Width: 1.620 inches (4.115 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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    2024-01-05 14:35:52
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