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Raoul Wallenberg Unit, B'nai B'rith International, Melbourne, Australia collection

Collection
Collection Summary
Postage stamps from Australia, commemorating Raoul Wallenberg. Included is a block of four stamps, a first day cover, and special display edition of a 70 cent commemorative stamp issued by Australia Post in October 2015, honoring Raoul Wallenberg, who had been made an honorary citizen of Australia posthumously, in 2013. The first day cover and commemorative display also include the two other stamps issued in this series, which honored Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, as humanitarians who were officially recognized as such by the government of Australia, along with Wallenberg. Also included is a special commemorative sheet issued by Australia Post in conjunction with the Raoul Wallenberg Unit of B'nai B'rith International, in time for the centenary of Wallenberg's birth in 2012. These sheets, issued in a limited, numbered set of 1,000, included a sheet of Australian 60 cent definitive stamps, depicting the Southern Cross, with tabs depicting different images of Wallenberg alongside each stamp. Surrounding the stamps is a portrait of Wallenberg along with a chronology of his life, and in the sheet included in this collection are post-marks with the logo of the Wallenberg Unit of the B'nai B'rith, commemorating the centenary of Wallenberg's birth in 2012 and the bestowal of honorary citizenship on him in 2013.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015 by Morris Tobias, on behalf of the Raoul Wallenberg Unit of B'nai B'rith International, Melbourne, Australia.
Date
2013-2015
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Postage stamps

Object | Accession Number: 2015.545.1

Postage stamps

Envelope with postage stamps

Object | Accession Number: 2015.545.2

Envelope with postage stamps

Postage stamps

Object | Accession Number: 2015.545.3

Postage stamps

Postage stamps

Object | Accession Number: 2015.545.4 a-b

Postage stamps
 
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