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Postage stamp, 4 zloty, featuring Tyniec Monastery, issued in German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2005.375.32

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    Postage stamp, 4 zloty, featuring Tyniec Monastery, issued in German occupied Poland

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Postage stamp issued by the General Gouvernement, the civilian ruling authority established by the Germans in southwestern Poland in 1939. This area was ceded to Germany under the terms of the German-Soviet Pact and it would be occupied by the Germans until 1944. It was divided into four administrative districts with seats in Krakow, Warsaw, Radom, and Lublin. There were several issues of stamps featuring historic landmarks of the region that the Germans claimed were of ancient German origin. This stamp depicts Tyniec Monastery.
    Date
    issue:  1941-1941
    Geography
    issue: Poland
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terry Friedman
    Markings
    upper right, dark green ink : zloty 4
    front, bottom, white text on dark green background : GENERALGOUVERNEMENT

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Postage stamps
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper stamp with perforated edges; on the recto is a graphic design in dark green ink. It features an illustration of a large imposing multisectioned structure with small towers upon a landscaped cliff overlooking a river. The denomination 4 is printed in large type in the upper right corner. There is a large dexter eagle with outstretched wings, perched atop a pedestal holding a swastika in its talons, in the lower center. There is a green border and German text is printed along the lower edge. The faded imprint of a circular cancellation stamp in black ink is across the lower section. The verso is covered with aged yellowed adhesive.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.120 inches (2.845 cm) | Width: 1.500 inches (3.81 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 14:36:59
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