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Postage stamp, 1 pfennig, from the Official Series of 1938 issued by Nazi Germany

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Postage stamp issued by the German government in 1938 for use by members of the National Socialist Party to send official mail. This is one from a series of 11 stamps, with the following denominations: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 30, 40. It features the Nazi Government emblem, the Reichsadler [Imperial Eagle], looking to the right with outstretched wings, perched atop a pedestal holding a swastika in its talons.

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  • Title: Postage stamp, 1 pfennig, from the Official Series of 1938 issued by Nazi Germany
  • Provenance: The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Terry Friedman.
  • Subject Keywords: Postage stamps--Germany--History--1933-1945. World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Postal services. Postal service--Germany--History.
  • Type: Exchange Media
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Rectangular paper stamp with perforated edges. Front has a graphic design in light gray ink. The central image is of a dexter eagle with outstretched wings, atop a pedestal, holding in its talons a wreath with a swastika. Denomination 1 is printed to the left and the right of the pedestal. The gray border has German text in white and swastikas in the upper left and right corners. Background is white with thin gray lines. Reverse is covered with aged yellow adhesive. Stamp is not cancelled.

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