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Postage stamp, 40 Reichsmarks +160 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Postage stamp issued by the German government to commemorate the 54th birthday of Adolf Hitler on April 20, 1943. It was issued in a series of 6. Designed by Gottfreid Klein, it features a realistic portrait of Hitler in right profile, with a quill, torch, and sword in the borders.

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  • Title: Postage stamp, 40 Reichsmarks +160 schillings, issued for the birthday of Adolf Hitler
  • Provenance: The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Terry Friedman.
  • Subject Keywords: Nazi propaganda--On postage stamps. Postage stamps--Germany--History--1933-1945. Postal service--Germany--History. World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Postal services.
  • 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 and a graphic design in dark green ink. Front center has a realistic portrait of Adolf Hitler facing right and surrounded by a wreath, flanked on the left by a torch with a swastika and overlaid by a palm branch and on the right by a sword with the Nazi emblem and a swastika. On the lower left side is the date, with German text in lower center border. Denomination 40 is in the top left and +160 is right of center. Reverse is covered with aged yellowed adhesive. Stamp is not cancelled.

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