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Warsaw Ghetto postage stamp, value 10, never issued

Object | Accession Number: 2007.117.2

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    Warsaw Ghetto postage stamp, value 10, never issued

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Warsaw ghetto stamp marked 10 issued by the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organization (Żydowski Zwia̜zek Wojskowy). The Warsaw Ghetto in Poland existed from October 12, 1940, to May 16, 1943, when the Ghetto was liquidated by German forces. The stamps were manufactured in an effort to establish a ghetto mail office by the underground, but were not issued for use.
    Date
    creation:  1941 April
    Geography
    creation: Warsaw (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Moritz
    Markings
    front, top of star, stamped, blue ink : R ZwW [Jewish Government in Warsaw]
    frnot, under star, stamped, blue ink : SPDZ [Jewish Postal Division]
    front, to right of star, stamped, blue ink : 10

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Postage stamps
    Physical Description
    Square paper stamp with a graphic design stamped in blue ink on the front with the denomination 10, a Star of David, an outlined border, and Polish text. The reverse is blank.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.875 inches (4.763 cm) | Width: 2.875 inches (7.302 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Warsaw ghetto stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Alfred Moritz.
    Record last modified:
    2024-01-05 14:21:39
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