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Postage stamp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.117.5 b

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Special commemorative edition of a philatelic card issued on the occasion of the second anniversary of the establishment 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
    Markings
    circular ink-stamped cancellation with Nazi National Insignia "ZWEIJAHRE GENERAL GOUVERNMENT WARSCHAU/26.10/1941"

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Postage stamps
    Object Type
    Postage stamps (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    upper edge, imprinted "2. Jahrestag/des Generalgouvernments"; lower edge, "26. Oktober 1941"; adhered center, two color stamps of different denominations with drawn images bearing profile of Hitlet turned to right; printed lower edge of each, "DEUTSCHES REICH/GENERALGOUVERNMENT"
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 4.120 inches (10.465 cm) | Width: 5.750 inches (14.605 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive

    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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