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Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.117.3

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    Postage stamp

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Special commemorative edition philatelic booklet commemorating five culturally influential people in celebration of the Generalgouvernement of Poland. Retrieved [found] by Arthur W. Scharfeld, while stationed in former occupied Germany after the Holocaust.
    Date
    issue:  1944 July 15
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diane Scharfeld Isaacs
    Markings
    Translation:
    first page, recto: "Second Special Edition Issue/Cultural Standardbearers in the Vistula Region/With a Surcharge for the Cultural Fund of the Fuehrer"/"Edition 15. July 1942"/"Design Prof. Wilhelm Dachauer Vienna/Printing Prof. Ferdinand Lorber Vienna/Printing Line Deep Printing State Printing House Vienna"

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Postage stamps
    Object Type
    Postage stamps (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    folded vertically, cardboard cover, imprinted center with Nazi National Insignia; imprinted at bottom, "DEUTSCHE POST OSTEN/GENERALGOUVERNMENT"; two heavy paper pages attached to cover by red rope cord, the first imprinted "ZWEITE SONDERMARKENREIHE/KULTURTRAEGER IM WEICHSELRAUM/MIT ZUSCHLAG FUER DEN KULTURFOND DES FUEHRERS/AUSGABE 15, JULI 1944/Entwurf Prof. Wilhelm Dachauer, Wien/Stich Prof. Ferdinand Lorber, Wine/Druck Linientiefdruck der Staatsdruckerei, Wine," five postage stamps are adhered to the second page, color stamps bear drawn images of five people with his profession listed below his name, each stamp is labeled "HUMANIST/1507 KONRAD CELTIS", BAUMEISTER/U. BILDHAUER/ANDREAS SCHLUETER/1664 1714", HANDELSHERR HANS BONER/1523", AUGUST DER/STARKE/1670 1733" and "GEOLOGE/GEORG GOTTLIEB PUSCH/1791 1846", at lower edge of each stamp "GROSS DEUTCHES REICH/GENERALGOUVERNMENT"; back of cover imprinted "DP/OSTEN"
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 8.250 inches (20.955 cm) | Width: 5.880 inches (14.935 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive, cloth
    : plastic

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Diane Scharfeld Isaacs, the daughter of Arthur W. Scharfeld.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:29
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