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Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.117.4

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Special commemorative edition philatelic booklet issued for the second anniversary of the General government in Poland. Arthur W. Scharfeld retrieved [found?] this object while stationed in former occupied Germany after the Holocaust.
    Date
    issue:  1941 October 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diane Scharfeld Isaacs

    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"; three inside pages attached to cover by red rope cord; first page imprinted "POSTWERTZEICHEN/DES/GENERALGOUVERNMENTS/DIE FUEHRERMARKEN/ZUM 2. JAHRESTAG/DES/GENERALGOUVERNMENTS/26. OKTOBER 1941/2 bis 48/GROSCHEN"; second and third pages contain six color postage stamps [one on page 2 and five on page 3], each stamp bears drawn profile of Hitler turned to right; printed on lower edge, "DEUTSCHES REICH/GENERALGOUVERNMENT"; each stamp is a different denominations; back of cover imprinted "DP/OSTEN"
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 8.380 inches (21.285 cm) | Width: 6.880 inches (17.475 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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